Comments for Extreme Biology Blog http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog Tue, 24 Apr 2012 03:52:00 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.5Comment on The Biology of Music by Alexandra71194 http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/06/06/the-biology-of-music/comment-page-1/#comment-6111 Alexandra71194Tue, 24 Apr 2012 03:52:00 +0000http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2439#comment-6111Awesome post Noa! I never knew the music was such an essential part of our being. Well I did some research and I found a ted talk about how music effects people. This ted talk proved that humans have an internal scale, check it out! http://www.ted.com/talks/bobby_mcferrin_hacks_your_brain_with_music.htmlAwesome post Noa! I never knew the music was such an essential part of our being. Well I did some research and I found a ted talk about how music effects people. This ted talk proved that humans have an internal scale, check it out! http://www.ted.com/talks/bobby_mcferrin_hacks_your_brain_with_music.html ]]>Comment on Extreme Biology 2010-11 Reflections and Future by Lauren http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/06/06/extreme-biology-2010-11-reflections-and-future/comment-page-1/#comment-6110 LaurenFri, 20 Apr 2012 15:32:00 +0000http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2474#comment-6110Thank you so much for the advise. I will definitely use it in my classroom!Thank you so much for the advise. I will definitely use it in my classroom! ]]>Comment on What’s Your Favorite Biology-related Book or Movie? by Tove Rosenberg http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2010/09/29/whats-your-favorite-biology-related-book-or-movie/comment-page-1/#comment-6109 Tove RosenbergSun, 08 Apr 2012 09:45:00 +0000http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=1049#comment-6109This is an old thread but noone seems to have mentioned this one so I will anyway, I saw "gorillas in the mist" when I was very young and it made me want to become a biologist and now I am studying biology at university :). It´s a biography about Dian Fossey played by Sigourney Weaver http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095243/This is an old thread but noone seems to have mentioned this one so I will anyway, I saw “gorillas in the mist” when I was very young and it made me want to become a biologist and now I am studying biology at university :) . It´s a biography about Dian Fossey played by Sigourney Weaver http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095243/ ]]>Comment on Extreme Biology 2010-11 Reflections and Future by Ms Baker http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/06/06/extreme-biology-2010-11-reflections-and-future/comment-page-1/#comment-6102 Ms BakerWed, 04 Apr 2012 13:25:00 +0000http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2474#comment-6102Hi Lauren! I'm glad you're interested in blogging with your future students. Blogs are an amazing way to get students interested in biology and at the same time teach them important communication & research skills. My biggest tip when blogging with students is to give them a lot of freedom about what they write about. Don't assign them topics. As long as it is biology-related I let my students blog about anything they find interesting. This leads to greater conversations and higher interest from the students. Because students have different interests, you'll be surprised at the diversity of topics they will choose and how much of the course content gets discussed on the blog. My second tip is to make your blog public if you can. I moderate all comments and posts before they are published so nothing appears on the blog without me seeing it first. This allows me to make the blog public so that students are able to interact with scientists in the real world. Too many teachers keep their blogs private and they lose out on a lot of possibilities. Talk to your administrators and tell them how you will be keeping the students safe. If you keep your blog private you won't have to moderate comments so your workload will be easier, but you won't be able to show off all your students' work very easily and you'll miss out on a lot of opportunities. Good luck!Hi Lauren! I’m glad you’re interested in blogging with your future students. Blogs are an amazing way to get students interested in biology and at the same time teach them important communication & research skills. My biggest tip when blogging with students is to give them a lot of freedom about what they write about. Don’t assign them topics. As long as it is biology-related I let my students blog about anything they find interesting. This leads to greater conversations and higher interest from the students. Because students have different interests, you’ll be surprised at the diversity of topics they will choose and how much of the course content gets discussed on the blog. My second tip is to make your blog public if you can. I moderate all comments and posts before they are published so nothing appears on the blog without me seeing it first. This allows me to make the blog public so that students are able to interact with scientists in the real world. Too many teachers keep their blogs private and they lose out on a lot of possibilities. Talk to your administrators and tell them how you will be keeping the students safe. If you keep your blog private you won’t have to moderate comments so your workload will be easier, but you won’t be able to show off all your students’ work very easily and you’ll miss out on a lot of opportunities. Good luck! ]]>Comment on Extreme Biology 2010-11 Reflections and Future by Lauren http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/06/06/extreme-biology-2010-11-reflections-and-future/comment-page-1/#comment-6101 LaurenTue, 03 Apr 2012 23:50:00 +0000http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2474#comment-6101Hello Ms. Baker. My name is Lauren and I am a future educator! I was very intrigued when I came across your blog. Your students seem so fond of you and very excited to learn biology. I hope that my future students will feel the same passion for biology as your students have described above. This blog really has me thinking of creating a blog for my students. Its a great idea to have a connection to students outside of the classroom.   How did you get your students so interested in biology and excited to learn?Hello Ms. Baker. My name is Lauren and I am a future educator! I was very intrigued when I came across your blog. Your students seem so fond of you and very excited to learn biology. I hope that my future students will feel the same passion for biology as your students have described above. This blog really has me thinking of creating a blog for my students. Its a great idea to have a connection to students outside of the classroom.  
How did you get your students so interested in biology and excited to learn? ]]>
Comment on Was this Football Tragedy Preventable? by james craig http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/06/06/was-this-football-tragedy-preventable/comment-page-1/#comment-6089 james craigTue, 24 Jan 2012 18:18:00 +0000http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2458#comment-6089 I think that it would be a good idea for serious sport players to get checked for signs of CTE, especially the teenagers who play rougher sports where they might experience more blows to the head than other sports.  I think that it would be a good idea for serious sport players to get checked for signs of CTE, especially the teenagers who play rougher sports where they might experience more blows to the head than other sports.  ]]>Comment on Vitamin G: Video Games and You by cambin hill http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2010/03/09/vitamin-g-video-games-and-you/comment-page-1/#comment-6088 cambin hillTue, 24 Jan 2012 05:46:00 +0000http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=845#comment-6088Thanks Jack, for the great post. Video games are entertaining but sometime lead to bad effective on the mind also. Video games had both the positive and the negative side the thing is how people handle it. And it was a really fun game you created. Thanks Jack, for the great post. Video games are entertaining but sometime lead to bad effective on the mind also. Video games had both the positive and the negative side the thing is how people handle it. And it was a really fun game you created. ]]>Comment on Breast Cancer is on it’s Way Out by Stacey_danziger http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/03/01/breast-cancer-is-on-its-way-out/comment-page-1/#comment-6087 Stacey_danzigerTue, 10 Jan 2012 22:30:00 +0000http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2357#comment-6087 Great post Molly!  I too am very interested in Breast Cancer Research especially since scientists have been able to make a lot of progress in research. In a more recent study, by the Mayo Clinic staff, believe that reducing alcohol intake, controlling your weight and 150 minutes of exercise a week helps prevents Breast cancer. I also found out that breast-feeding helps keep away breast cancer. The most interesting thing, I thought, that the Mayo Clinic suggested is to not use hormone therapy (birth control).  Overall, healthy habitats is the most important way to prevent all types of cancer and other diseases.   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer-prevention/WO00091 http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/33107153/ns/today-today_health/t/healthy-habits-help-prevent-breast-cancer/   Great post Molly! 
I too am very interested in Breast Cancer Research especially since
scientists have been able to make a lot of progress in research. In a more
recent study, by the Mayo Clinic staff, believe that reducing alcohol intake,
controlling your weight and 150 minutes of exercise a week helps prevents
Breast cancer. I also found out that breast-feeding helps keep away breast
cancer. The most interesting thing, I thought, that the Mayo Clinic suggested
is to not use hormone therapy (birth control).  Overall, healthy habitats is the most important way to
prevent all types of cancer and other diseases.

 

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer-prevention/WO00091

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/33107153/ns/today-today_health/t/healthy-habits-help-prevent-breast-cancer/

 

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Comment on Nature Scitable Bloggers Update by Joanne Manaster http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/10/12/nature-scitable-bloggers-update/comment-page-1/#comment-6084 Joanne ManasterSun, 08 Jan 2012 04:44:00 +0000http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2483#comment-6084I look forward to hearing from your students again this year, Stacy! I am paying "blog calls" to each @scio12 attendee to say "Hi" and give your blog a shoutout on twitter (I'm @sciencegoddess). I look forward to seeing you and your students in a few weeks!I look forward to hearing from your students again this year, Stacy!

I am paying “blog calls” to each @scio12 attendee to say “Hi” and give your blog a shoutout on twitter (I’m @sciencegoddess). I look forward to seeing you and your students in a few weeks!

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Comment on Nature Scitable Bloggers Update by Jessica Higgins http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/10/12/nature-scitable-bloggers-update/comment-page-1/#comment-6082 Jessica HigginsTue, 29 Nov 2011 19:32:00 +0000http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2483#comment-6082What a great way of learning and talking about biology! I am excited to see your presentation at Science Online in January!What a great way of learning and talking about biology! I am excited to see your presentation at Science Online in January! ]]>