iOS as an Art Teacher

Dad disclaimer This blog is entitled nashworld for a reason. You can’t see the subtitle in this stripped-down theme I chose, but it reads: “to teach, to learn, to empower, this is my world.” It was only intended years ago as a place where I would share the reflections of my learning as a dad, [...]

On Being a Public Educator, or: Once Again, Why I Love The Web

Transforming by connection In my time as a teacher, I have tried purposefully to connect my students to experts beyond the walls of our classroom. When I began as a teacher in 1991, this was a pretty difficult task compared to today. Contacting local experts in biology or conservation took going out of the way [...]

She Might Be Jackson Pollock

They might be heroes Prepare for awesome.  Whatever it is you do for that…  do it.  I have no idea what you may have thought of They Might Be Giants prior to this post.  If you are unfamiliar, prepare for awesome.  You are hereby twice warned. This band had a few airplay successes prior to [...]

A Synthesis Blogging Whitman

My Sunday morning started with these words from Walt Whitman: GOING SOMEWHERE My science-friend, my noblest woman-friend, (Now buried in an English grave–and this a memory-leaf for her dear sake,) Ended our talk–”The sum, concluding all we know of old or modern learning, intuitions deep, “Of all Geologies–Histories–of all Astronomy–of Evolution, Metaphysics all, “Is, that [...]

The Octopus Gets Due Respect

My last post highlighted a train wreck of a children’s book.  Readers of the post typically had one of three responses: 1)  This is sick, but hilarious. It was easy to get a kick out of something as blatantly incorrect as this book.  In fact, my current marine biology students enjoyed it quite a bit.  [...]