Gene Rummy Released!

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Gene Rummy is now available! Both the Full and Novice versions are available for purchase now! Gene Rummy is a bunny-themed card game that helps teach the basic principles of Mendelian inheritance. We’ve all heard the idiom: “breeding like rabbits”. Well, here … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: New American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on “Virtual Violence” is, Basically, Nuts: Why Parents and Policy Makers Can Ignore It

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a long history of releasing policy statements on media which are both wildly alarmist and grossly inaccurate. These include their controversial claims about “Facebook Depression” in 2011, their problematic and unrealistic recommendations on … Continue reading

Gamification is Scientifically Validated – Now What? | Gamification Co

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes A previous post complained about being shut down on several LinkedIn groups because I disagreed with the poster. This is the other article. It claims that the research described in this (one) paper is scientific verification that “gamification works”. There … Continue reading

PLOS Medicine: Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute PLOS Medicine: Why Most Published Research Findings Are False. John P. A. Ioannidis,  Published: August 30, 2005 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124 Interesting. There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true … Continue reading

A 1.8 million year old skull indicates there may have been just one human species on Earth at that time | IFLScience

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute A 1.8 million year old skull indicates there may have been just one human species on Earth at that time | IFLScience. For some time now, I’ve been wondering if it isn’t time to re-examine how we decide something is … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (Mar. 8 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Inventor to Schools: ‘Let Kids Fail!’ | MindShift “We’ve heard the importance of failure and experimentation in learning. In this excellent interview on Science Friday, inventor James Dyson speaks about his direct experience with failures and schools’ need to accommodate … Continue reading

How to write consistently boring scientific literature – Sand-Jensen – 2007 – Oikos – Wiley Online Library

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute How to write consistently boring scientific literature Sand-Jensen – 2007 – Oikos – Wiley Online Library This is really quite wonderful. Thank you Margy MacMillan for sending it my way! Although scientists typically insist that their research is very exciting … Continue reading

Gender Bias Found in How Graduate Students Review Scientific Studies | Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Gender Bias Found in How Graduate Students Review Scientific Studies | Computing Education Blog. Looks like we still have a ways to go…. From Mark Guzdial’s Blog: We’ve heard stories like this before, about the implicit bias in how STEM … Continue reading