Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As Many Exceptions As Rules

Mark Lasbury has created a blog for science teachers.  Each posting is about an exception in science from animals to minerals and he explains the science behind the differences in great detail. As much as most people dislike snakes, his recent postings about snakes are fascinating. 
Created to “increase learner engagement and educator content knowledge, “As Many Exceptions As Rules” tells the stories of organisms that break biological rules or norms in order to survive and thrive. Through these stories, the core concepts of the science are reinforced.” 

This free online resource includes questions to spark discussion, links to more information, classroom activities, and the latest research.  

Science teachers and aspiring science teachers should see his blog at:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What kind of library user are you?

Are you a library lover or off the grid?  

Maybe an information omnivore or a distant admirer?

PewResearch Internet Project has reported on American’s library use.  Their report uses typology instead of the more typical demographics separating library users into groups by the way they use the library rather than their gender or race.  The research focuses on the groups rather than the individuals.  The report does discuss typical demographics of the group but not every person in the group will fit that demographic.  For instance,  as the report states the “Young and restless” group doesn’t represent all young people though it does have a high percentage of young people in it.
Find out what kind of library user you are at: http://www.pewinternet.org/quiz/library-typology/

Then read the full report 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New Books at the UNT Dallas Library (MCAT Complete 5-Book Subject Review)

The Kaplan MCAT Complete 5-Book Subject Review is a trusted and authoritative study guide for those preparing to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The subject reviews include Pyhsics, Verbal Reasoning and Writing, Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, and Biology reviews. Each subject review consists of subject overviews, practice questions and full practice tests. These reviews were also designed with the new MCAT 2015 in mind, providing those using the review a rigorous course of study in-line with the new testing standards.