Ron Gray http://rongray.net assistant professor of science education Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:27:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Tweet via Steven Strogatz ‏@stevenstrogatz http://rongray.net/tweet-via-steven-strogatz-%e2%80%8fstevenstrogatz/ http://rongray.net/tweet-via-steven-strogatz-%e2%80%8fstevenstrogatz/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2012 10:35:14 +0000 http://rongray.net/tweet-via-steven-strogatz-%e2%80%8fstevenstrogatz/ Reshared post from +Luis Guzman
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8 great #TED talks about #math (ht @MathforAmerica) http://goo.gl/eI2KP 

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TED Blog | 8 math talks to blow your mind
Mathematics gets down to work in these talks, breathing life and logic into everyday problems. Prepare for math puzzlers.

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Is zero an even number?
After superstorm Sandy, NY mayor Michael Bloomberg said cars with even number plates could only fill up on even dates. Zero was to count as even, he said. Is this right?

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I love to see courses like this and would love to team teach one someday http://rongray.net/i-love-to-see-courses-like-this-and-would-love-to-team-teach-one-someday/ http://rongray.net/i-love-to-see-courses-like-this-and-would-love-to-team-teach-one-someday/#comments Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:07:31 +0000 http://rongray.net/i-love-to-see-courses-like-this-and-would-love-to-team-teach-one-someday/

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L&S ‘Big Ideas’ Courses’ aim to inspire faculty, students alike
According to Executive Dean Mark Richards, the concept for the program grew out of long-range plans in L&S to enhance the undergraduate curriculum. Big Ideas Courses allow undergrads not only to d…

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Many of you may enjoy this weekly digest of interesting articles (mainly from psychology,… http://rongray.net/many-of-you-may-enjoy-this-weekly-digest-of-interesting-articles-mainly-from-psychology/ http://rongray.net/many-of-you-may-enjoy-this-weekly-digest-of-interesting-articles-mainly-from-psychology/#comments Tue, 27 Nov 2012 05:38:52 +0000 http://rongray.net/many-of-you-may-enjoy-this-weekly-digest-of-interesting-articles-mainly-from-psychology/ Many of you may enjoy this weekly digest of interesting articles (mainly from psychology, sociology, and economics). 

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Simoleon Sense
Renaissance Man Curating The Web For Practical Wisdom

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Today I had my first encounter with Cayuse, the system NAU uses to manage grant proposals…. http://rongray.net/today-i-had-my-first-encounter-with-cayuse-the-system-nau-uses-to-manage-grant-proposals/ http://rongray.net/today-i-had-my-first-encounter-with-cayuse-the-system-nau-uses-to-manage-grant-proposals/#comments Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:24:05 +0000 http://rongray.net/today-i-had-my-first-encounter-with-cayuse-the-system-nau-uses-to-manage-grant-proposals/ Today I had my first encounter with Cayuse, the system NAU uses to manage grant proposals.  It only works in Firefox!  Can this be real?  

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Handy feature. http://rongray.net/handy-feature/ http://rongray.net/handy-feature/#comments Sat, 24 Nov 2012 19:27:40 +0000 http://rongray.net/handy-feature/ Handy feature.

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I know this is probably not new, but it was new to me.  Using the built in book builder function in Wikipedia to make PDFs, ePubs and such. Pretty useful I would think.

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Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles?
Lenny Gonzales Learning styles—the notion that each student has a particular mode by which he or she learns best, whether it’s visual, auditory o

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Just found out my TUES proposal was not funded http://rongray.net/just-found-out-my-tues-proposal-was-not-funded/ http://rongray.net/just-found-out-my-tues-proposal-was-not-funded/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 03:56:07 +0000 http://rongray.net/just-found-out-my-tues-proposal-was-not-funded/  Back to the drawing board.

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Parents Wonder: Why So Much Homework?
As the movement against excessive homework continues to grow, some parents say they’re drawing a line in the sand between home and school. Schools, in turn, a

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Looks like an interesting read http://rongray.net/looks-like-an-interesting-read/ http://rongray.net/looks-like-an-interesting-read/#comments Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:56:39 +0000 http://rongray.net/looks-like-an-interesting-read/ Continue reading ]]> "In 1870, German chemist Erich von Wolf analyzed the iron content of green vegetables and accidentally misplaced a decimal point when transcribing data from his notebook. As a result, spinach was reported to contain a tremendous amount of iron—35 milligrams per serving, not 3.5 milligrams (the true measured value). While the error was eventually corrected in 1937, the legend of spinach's nutritional power had already taken hold, one reason that studio executives chose it as the source of Popeye's vaunted strength."

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Book Review: The Half-Life of Facts – WSJ.com
David A. Shaywitz reviews Samuel Arbesman’s The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date.

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