05 May '11, 4pm

Awesome use of Twitter for teaching #birdclass [NYTimes]

On Birds, Twitter and Teaching By ANDREW C. REVKIN Now that I’m spending more time in classrooms than the newsroom , I often face students displaying a peculiar kind of bifocal gaze divided between the front of the room and the laptop screen. So I know about the frustrations of teachers in trying to engage students in the real world even as they’re buffeted with digital information. That’s why I love the ongoing experiment in learning being conducted by Margaret Rubega , who teaches ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut and has employed Twitter as a learning and communication tool in her ornithology syllabus. When I describe innovation as a prime driver of progress in years to come, I’m not just talking about photovoltaics and genetics, but also innovation in communication and education . This is why I’m convinced that 140 characters can matter ...

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Dot Earth: On Birds, Twitter and Teaching

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 05 May '11, 5pm

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Twitter as teaching tool? For bird biology? No ...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 05 May '11, 5pm

Now that I’m spending more time in classrooms than the newsroom , I often face students displaying a peculiar kind of bifo...

Dot Earth: Twitter in the Classroom – The Sequel

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 06 May '11, 8pm

Twitter in the Classroom – The Sequel By ANDREW C. REVKIN Two educators have followed up on my piece on the use of Twitter...

Twitter in the Classroom - The Sequel - NYTimes...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 06 May '11, 8pm

Two educators have followed up on my piece on the use of Twitter by students chronicling bird behavior with their experien...

Twitter in the Classroom - The Sequel - #birdclass

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 06 May '11, 8pm

Twitter in the Classroom – The Sequel By ANDREW C. REVKIN Two educators have followed up on my piece on the use of Twitter...

Birds in New Zealand Developing Entirely New Songs

Birds in New Zealand Developing Entirely New Songs

treehugger.com 06 May '11, 4am

There's an avian music revolution underway on several small island in New Zealand as slew of new bird songs seem to have a...

A Boon to Birds: Public Preserves

green.blogs.nytimes.com 03 May '11, 9pm

A Boon to Birds: Public Preserves By LESLIE KAUFMAN Department of Interior Publicly owned land, ocean and marshes provide ...

Green: A Boon to Birds: Public Preserves

green.blogs.nytimes.com 03 May '11, 9pm

A Boon to Birds: Public Preserves By LESLIE KAUFMAN Department of Interior Publicly owned land, ocean and marshes provide ...

Real Birds Tweet on Twitter With a Peckable Key...

treehugger.com 27 Apr '11, 4am

In this era of high-speed internet, smartphones and social-networking, keeping in contact has never been easier -- but in ...

Real Birds Tweet on Twitter With a Peckable Key...

treehugger.com 27 Apr '11, 4am

In this era of high-speed internet, smartphones and social-networking, keeping in contact has never been easier -- but in ...

Beautiful! Birds Flocking [PICS]

Beautiful! Birds Flocking [PICS]

environmentalgraffiti.com 02 May '11, 6am

In birds, flocking behaviour can be observed beautifully in flight when often huge flocks of birds cover an area in the sk...