The Seven Minute Scientist

The Seven Minute Scientist is my website dedicated to online learning for both students and educators in STEM. For students, I am designing seven minute (or less) videos for use in their science classroom. I've been doing this through editing my hour long course lectures into seven minute chunks. I've developed my YouTube channel to meet the needs of my students - they can watch my videos from their phones, and stay connected to me. My students love this - they watch the parts they missed, or re-watch things they found difficult. For educators, I've been talking about how I do my videos, and connect with my students via online and digital tools. I think one of the greatest resources as an educator is hearing how other teachers do it - step by step, and through stories and sharing. I'm a huge advocate of PLNs (professional learning networks) and love connecting with other educators.

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Posts by The Seven Minute Scientist

Google Forms and Google Sheets for #OETC17

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10-Part “Advanced Google Sheets to Blow Your Mind!” Part 1 – Fundations Progress Monitoring Sheet

On February 16th, 2017, I gave a presentation to a packed house entitled “10 Google Sheets to Blow Your Mind (plus some tips and tricks).” […]

5 Google Shortcuts to Jump Start Your School Day

I am pretty much all Google, all the time. I use Google Email, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and most other products (except Sites, […]

Citation Makers – Should the Students Cite by Hand, or is Technology Better?

In a recent discussion in a Facebook Group, a teacher asked “The teachers in my new English department are completely against online citation makers. They […]

Reaching Out to Like-Minded Educators – Exciting or Scary?

I just had one of the coolest things happen. I received an email from someone who has a similar position in their school district, and […]

Tech Tuesday – Using GradeCam to Scan, Score, and Assess on the Fly

My district is into its second year of GradeCam. GradeCam, for those of you who are unfamiliar, is like the old-school scantrons we used to […]

Real Math v. Fake Math? Is Common Core Making Our Children Stupid?

I saw another one of those “Common Core Math is stupid” posts on Facebook again today. The post introduced the idea of “Fake Math.” And […]

Nice Kids Get As, Bad Kids Get Fs? Shifting from Chapter-Teaching to Standards-Teaching

I can remember sitting in my classroom, with a pile of papers to grade. I’d take a cursory perusal of the stack, looking at certain […]

Can Your Teacher Teams Answer These Reflective Questions?

As our district moves through the OIP (Ohio Improvement Process), we are on our second year of TBTs (Teacher-Based Teams). Last year our TBTs didn’t […]

Chem Thoughts – 30 Chemistry Bell Ringers to Promote Scientific Thinking and Writing

During one of our Teacher Based Teams meetings, one of our Chemistry teachers (who is also our science department head, honors teachers, and mentor teacher) […]

Using Technology to Present “The Four C’s of Supporting New Teachers” – Resident Educator Tips and Tricks #CFS2016

On June 13th and 14th, I was fortunate enough to be able to present at the Battelle for Kids “Connect for Success” conference at the […]

Live Blogging the “Back to the Future Classroom” #FlippedClassroom Presentation #CFS2016

I’m trying something a little different today, and live blogging the presentation I’m attending at The Battelle For Kids “Connect For Success” conference in Columbus. […]

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