In the Trenches - October 2011
Volume 1, Number 4
In This Issue
- RoomQuake!: Turn Your Classroom into a Seismic Fault Zone - Debi Kilb, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California; Brenda López Silva, University of Illinois at Chicago; Timothy Halter, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Oak Park, Illinois; and Tom Moher, University of Illinois at Chicago
- NAGT NEWS & NOTICES: A Changing of the Guard at Journal of Geoscience Education - Janis Treworgy, Principia College, Elsah, Illinois
- Educational Aftershocks: Engage Students with Rapid-Response Resources - Tammy Bravo, IRIS Consortium; Michael Hubenthal, IRIS Consortium; Michael Wysession, Washing University in St. Louis, Missouri; Robert Butler, University of Portland, Portland Oregon
- Recognizing Top Geoscience Educators: The NAGT and GSA Education Division Awards for 2011
- PolarTREC: To Antarctica in the Name of Research and Teaching! - Lesley Uransky, Rawlins High School, Rawlins, Wyoming
- Practical Lessons from Research on Field Cognition and Behavior - Julie Libarkin, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; Kathleen Baker, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan; D. Zachary Hambrick, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; Heather L. Petcovic, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
- NAGT NEWS & NOTICES: Geo2YC Becomes First NAGT Division
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RoomQuake!: Turn Your Classroom into a Seismic Fault Zone
The authors describe an immersive learning experience for teaching seismology. The activity transforms a entire classroom into a working laboratory where students interpret seismograms and determine the location of earthquake epicenters.
A Changing of the Guard at Journal of Geoscience Education
Educational Aftershocks: Engage Students with Rapid-Response Resources
IRIS Teachable Moments are rapid response resources to empower educators to respond spontaneously following large, newsworthy earthquakes.
Recognizing Top Geoscience Educators: The NAGT and GSA Education Division Awards for 2011
- 2011 James Shea Award Winner - Dr. Naomi Oreskes, University of California San Diego
- 2011 GED Biggs Award Winner - Natalie Bursztyn, Bakersfield College
- 2011 Neil Miner Award Winners - Dr. Marjorie J. McKinney & the late Dr. F. Kenneth McKinney
- 2011 Robert Christman Award Winner - Dr. Bob Ridky, USGS
- 2011 Dorothy LaLonde Stout Professional Development Grant Winners
- 2011 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award Winners
PolarTREC: To Antarctica in the Name of Research and Teaching!
Author Lesley Urasky describes her trip to Antarctica with the PolarTREC program and how it influenced her teaching by providing her with scientific research experiences in an interdisciplinary environment.
Practical Lessons from Research on Field Cognition and Behavior
Libarkin et al. discuss how research data can provide insight into ways training can be improved, including providing novice students with explicit instructions for how to spend their time in a field and for transferring knowledge onto a map.
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Teaching About Hazards in Geoscience: Earthquakes
This topical page from the Teaching About Hazards area of On the Cutting Edge provides access to teaching activities, data sources, visualizations, information about individual earthquake events, and ideas for innovative ways of teaching about earthquakes in the geoscience classroom.
Earth and Mind: The Blog
The Earth and Mind blog aims to facilitate discussion and discovery about how humans think and learn about the Earth and environment. Earth & Mind explores the intersection between Geosciences, Education and Cognitive Sciences. The geoscientists who post here are interested in the thinking of expert geoscientists, novices, and everyone in between. They are also interested in how education shapes students' knowledge, understanding, motivations, and actions concerning the Earth.
Visualizing Seismic Waves for Teaching and Research
This topical resource from On the Cutting Edge grew out of a workshop in 2011. Participants and presenters developed teaching activities, topical resources, and presentations on the state of the art in visualizing seismic waves as well as how to incorporate this cutting edge research into the classroom. Related Cutting Edge topics include: Teaching Geophysics in the 21st Century, Understanding the Deep Earth.
DataSheet: Exploring Broadband Seismic Data in the Classroom
This DataSheet aims to help educators navigate and use the data available through the Broadband Seismic Data Collection Center in their courses. There is information about the sources of the data, its relevance, educational uses for it, as well as additional information. DataSheets are a part of the Using Data in the Classroom portal sponsored by NSDL.
Teach the Earth: Seismic Data Teaching Activities
The projects that are available through the Teach the Earth portal have created a large number of teaching activities dealing with aspects of using seismic data. On this page you can browse and search through the collection for ones matching your needs.
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