Computers in the Classroom
Computers are valuable educational tools — when used
correctly. Beware of bringing computers into the classroom just for the
sake of using technology. The authors offer suggestions on how to make
computers work for teachers and students.
Kent Kirkby, Paul Morin, Richard Sedlock, Rich Busch,
Dirk Slawinski, and Patrick Lynch
Recruiting University Geoscience Students
How can geoscience professors recruit students into their
departments, even when the geology job market is hard to define? A professor
calls for a shift in faculty attitudes to create not only future geoscientists
but future responsible citizens.
Creating a Corps of Earth Science Teachers
The United States may have to replace its entire teaching
corps of 2.8 million in the coming decade. How can the geoscience community
ensure that knowledgeable earth science teachers are part of that corps?
The solution begins with university geoscience programs.
Robert W. Ridky and Christopher M. Keane
A Teacher’s Perspective on Changing Curricula
Since the American Geological Institute released its
Earth Science Curriculum Project in the 1960s, requirements and methods
for teaching science have been evolving. A teacher describes his perspective
on changes in pedagogy and how today’s teachers can use the Internet to
help students respond to modern challenges.
Michael J. Passow