Citizen of the Universe

A place to illustrate/discuss/highlight the role of the engineer in the world. (And a place to espouse thoughts on life.)

Introducing Rubrics on Chalkup →

Writing Rubrics is always a challenge.  Here is another approach.

— 1 day ago
#rubrics  #chalkup  #creating 
Redesign your Classroom →

I few tips for using students to help make your classroom work better for you.

— 1 day ago
#classroom  #redesign  #students 
quietspacecomics:

QSC- The first man on Mars

This is unsettling

quietspacecomics:

QSC- The first man on Mars

This is unsettling

(via scienceetfiction)

— 1 day ago with 145 notes
#man on Mars 

planetmoney:

This summer, two economists published a paper assessing the impact of an anti-grade-inflation policy that Wellesley adopted in 2004. Professors were not allowed to let the class average exceed a B+ for intro and intermediate courses.

These were the grade differences by department before they kicked off the policy.

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Which department was the toughest grader? Astronomy

Hmm, interesting thought.  Maybe I should check my classes.

— 5 days ago with 30 notes
#grade creep  #grade inflation 
npr:

"Global Parenting Habits That Haven’t Caught On In The U.S." via Emily Lodish
Don’t panic if you see an unattended baby outside a shop in Denmark.
– Alexander
Image: estudiante/Flickr

Okay, so maybe the US is a bit of a “nanny” culture.  Could we do these things?

npr:

"Global Parenting Habits That Haven’t Caught On In The U.S." via Emily Lodish

Don’t panic if you see an unattended baby outside a shop in Denmark.

– Alexander

Image: estudiante/Flickr

Okay, so maybe the US is a bit of a “nanny” culture.  Could we do these things?

— 6 days ago with 409 notes
#parenting  #global  #USA 

planetmoney:

This is what income inequality would look like… 

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in a world without countries.

Inequality is rising in America, but it’s falling if you look at all of humanity. n.pr/1oGRZIU

Very interesting

— 6 days ago with 39 notes
#income inequality  #world-wide 
rvacoffeestain:

Thank you for always making us smile. RIP Robin Williams

Ditto

rvacoffeestain:

Thank you for always making us smile. RIP Robin Williams

Ditto

(via jadeoceans)

— 1 week ago with 310 notes
#Robin  #Williams  #comedian  #actor 

marvelentertainment:

Thrilling Adventure Hour stops by the #MarvelSDCC booth, including Molly Quinn, Jason Ritter, Mark Gagliardi, Janet Varney and Craig Cackowski! Get tickets for their NYC show: http://www.thrillingadventurehour.com

I blogged this only because Molly Quinn was at ComicCon!  We have met the Nerds and Greeks and they are us.

— 1 week ago with 318 notes
#Molly Quinn  #Marvel  #ComicCon