Very interesting article. Only one of the jobs on this list was something that I’d heard of before (yes, I really do have a couple of friends who are professional hackers). Okay, and I had thought of the fact that there had to be statisticians on staff at ESPN. But some of these are new technology, and really cool. I think Music Data Journalist would be my pick – I love musics and I love playing with numbers and making cool graphs! What’s your favorite?
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Posted by jtmullin on February 13, 2013
Remember that poster of the water cycle you did back in third grade? Today’s science fairs may have a new mode – Google Science Fair. Will this replace school science fairs? Check out the Google Science Fair website, and then weigh in here on what you think about this new trend.
Posted by jtmullin on January 28, 2013
I came across this article from NPR called “Rethinking How Kids Learn Science.”
The article states, “new studies are showing that the places to teach science, places where kids will soak up science, are not in the classrooms, but museum trips, TV shows, afterschool clubs, even radio shows about science.” With cuts to education in Texas public schools, could we best improve our students’ success in the sciences by offering more hands-on learning, and activities such as the Outdoor School (http://www.outdoorschool.com/, where student spend a weekend learning about science? Should some of our funding be directed toward out of the classroom learning?
Posted by jtmullin on January 23, 2013