Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Working outing out the bugs

Lots of small things to getting highlighting working seemlessly. Have to emphasize getting students to respond to one another, rather than just answering all of the questions on their own, which is why getting the tricks to highlighting worked out is so improtant, but on the whole things are going ok. Now we start getting into serious biological thinking.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


zombies. A new PLoS One article about strange interactions between organisms. This is vey like the two other examples of zombies, who impose their own reproductive agendas on hapless insects; see 'Zombie ants' controlled by parasitic fungus and
Ant Parasite Turns Host Into Ripe Red Berry

Monday, August 22, 2011

Groups appears to be working

I think I will start migrating a few groups of students to it on wednesday.

An interesting first day of class....

As with much software, the groups function of highlighter was not ready for class, so a little duplicating and copying produced 12 Biofundamentals sites, with students assigned to each in groups of six.  

The real test will come on Wednesday, when we start into the materials.