My CTfS Experience

on my way to becoming a "connected educator"

blogging & chemistry

so this weekend, in between grading lab #6 in preparation for uploading the 1st marking period grades on tuesday and cleaning house/laundry/grocery shopping/doing other chores outside of the “school” category, i have been thinking about blogs and chemistry.  Image

my search of “blogging + high school chemistry” gave me a rather unlikely list to investigate.  i see that quite a few blogs are written by graduate and post graduate students, about detailed research being conducted or singular topics of interest (to those same graduate and post graduate students!)  a few high school teacher blogs came up in the results, but no high school chemistry student blogs.  one particularly interesting blog is dr. t’s chemistry ,right here on wordpress!  he teaches in the UK, at the high school of dundee.  but sadly, he doesn’t ask his students to blog, and it seems his posts are brief interesting tidbits not entirely related to his teaching.

another interesting blog writer, found on a chemistry blog that is actually an aggregate of good chemistry blogs in one place, wrote a very interesting blog referring to chemists wasting their time blogging. crazy!  but it was interesting!

then i found a blog titled: My Chemical Journey

(pretty clever way to invert the symbol for tungsten to become an “m”, not found as a chemical symbol).  this blog writer seemed too political for what i expected.  still, his header is quite impressive!

still no blogs written by high school chemistry students.  since the NGSS (next generation science standards) will be here before we know it, i would like to think of a way i can ask my students to write content in a blogging format.  any ideas anyone?

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