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

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. […]

How Can Principals Keep Their Google Drive Files and Folders in Check? The File Cabinet Funnel System

I don’t know about you, but my Google Drive is HUGE after this school year’s collection of Docs, Sheets, and Slides. I’ve created so many […]

Teacher Interview Questions to Determine Expertise, Collaboration, and Fit

Over the course of the last week, I have had the honor of participating in several teacher interviews for my district. It has been a […]

No, you cannot “remove” a revision history from a Google Doc

I was recently asked the question, “Do you know if students can change or delete revision history in Docs/Slides?  Thanks!” After a bit of Googling, I found […]

7 Habits to Learn to Think Like a #Scientist #Infographic

There is no doubt that “thinking like a scientist” helps me in my everyday life. I am constantly asking questions, doing research, modifying my routines […]

Keyboarding is the New Cursive

When I hear “Why don’t we teach kids cursive anymore?” my mind automatically goes to “Because of keyboarding. Keyboarding is vital to student success. It’s […]

The Power of the PLN and Curriculum Design

I have been on both signs of curriculum – the user, and the creator. I’ve been on many textbook and software adoption committees, and I […]

How Can I Write About Technology in Education, When I’m Not the Expert?

A lot of people have been asking me why I haven’t been posting much lately. I’ve given the standard “I’m busy right now” answer, but […]

Creating a “Culture of Sharing” is Vital to School Improvement

It used to be that teachers had no idea what was going on in the classroom next to theirs. Some teachers are great sharers. My […]

This One Key Difference Will Make the Difference in Your School Leadership #Infographic

The educational landscape is changing, and at a rapid pace. As we continue to educate our students, we’ve had to shift from memorization and rote […]

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