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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Game On!

I just earned a neat little badge for my work with in my "quest" to develop a new way for students to learn AP Biology.

I am very excited to see where this will take me as my next steps are to create a "development team" comprised of colleagues and students. My goal is to have Detritus 449: AP Biology - The Game ready to play by the Fall. It will be a ton of work, but I feel this coupled with Project/Challenged Based Learning activities in the classroom will help my students in the long run with regard to the inquiry-based curriculum of AP Biology.

For those unfamiliar with quest-based learning, sneak a peak at this video which describes an overview of where this could lead:

Here is a video from a "student's" perspective on quest-based learning:

I am always looking to connect with any educators or anyone else who may be interested in helping with this project or willing to share any ideas.

The Revolution...starts now!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I Know What You Are Thinking...

What kind of name is this for an educator blog...well to be honest, I am a Biology a matter of fact the name of this blog is something my students will tell you I say all the time during class...

For those who don't know what "Detritus"'s dead decaying matter...I believe Life is about the journey and not the destination.

I thought the Movie Avatar said it best and I am paraphrasing here - "we borrow energy from the Earth, and one-day we will have to give it back"

Life begins and one-day it will is what we do with the time in between those two events that we are given that determines the quality of our lives. I try to live this everyday. Life is too short not to enjoy what we have. I am sure I have exhausted a long line of cliches here.

Biology to me is not just some subject we learn but a discovery of what Life has to offer. Not a second goes by that we are not impacted by some form of Biology.

I have no idea where this blog adventure will take me but I am excited to see where it goes. I hope to connect with others who are not only interested in education, science, or technology but also healthy lifestyles and inspirational moments in life.

I hope you will come along for the ride...