Category Outreach

GPS reviews…”Unstoppable” featuring Kirk Cameron

The film Unstoppable is the latest installment of Kirk Cameron’s many video and film projects that attempt to appeal to Christian youth and to much broader popular tastes in film. Read on to see the context of what the film is trying to accomplish, and how it falls short.

Taking a Vacation from Unreason: the TAM 2013 wrap-up

As hopefully all of you know, the James Randi Educational Foundation put on their annual conference this past week, The Amazing Meeting (TAM). I was privileged to be able to attend this year as a “first TAMmer” (there were buttons if it was your first time, which I thought was great ) in a couple of different capacities (which I’ll get to in a minute). I didn’t have a chance to blog any during the weekend, but I did put up quite a few tweets under the #TAM2013 hashtag, which was very active (and I recommend going and scrolling through them to get a general feel for the conference).

Normal and Unexpected Behaviors after a Disaster

Earlier today, Moore and south Oklahoma City were hit with an absolutely devastating tornado that appears as if it will eclipse the infamous May 3rd, 1999 storms as the worst to ever hit Oklahoma. While tornadoes are not exactly rare in Oklahoma (we have more per square mile than anywhere else on earth), this particular one destroyed multiple schools and carved it’s way right through a major city.

Introducing Evolutionary Science to Children

In any reasonable library or bookstore, an adult can walk in and find numerous books that allow him or her to learn about evolutionary theory to their heart’s content. Adults can even turn on their television or computer and find loads of documentaries on the subject if they don’t want to read about it. But where can children learn about evolution, especially as the teaching of it is still so (ridiculously) controversial?

Media Creation in the Classroom

I’ve spent the last two days attending and presenting at the Heartland eLearning Conference. It’s a really great conference, with fantastic speakers (Michael Wesch, Lee Crocket, Alec Couros, Mark Milliron, and dozens more over the past couple of years) and I leave excited and inspired every year.