Help wanted: Moving Forward classroom wiki and podcast projects

Although we need some more lists of subject-specific blogs (which I'll work on in future posts), the blogs page of the Moving Forward wiki is basically a pretty solid resource right now. The wiki and podcast pages, however, could use some work...


If you know of an exemplary K-12 classroom wiki or podcast project, would you add the link to the appropriate wiki page?

  • Classroom wiki projects
  • Classroom podcast projects
  • Thanks!

    [The Moving Forward wiki houses a collection of resources to help presenters and change agents as they help move schools and universities forward into the 21st century. If you have a resource to add, please do so!]

    ​There are two kinds of failure – but only one is honorable

    Malcolm Gladwell teaches "Get over yourself and get to work" for Big Think Edge.

    Big Think Edge
    • Learn to recognize failure and know the big difference between panicking and choking.
    • At Big Think Edge, Malcolm Gladwell teaches how to check your inner critic and get clear on what failure is.
    • Subscribe to Big Think Edge before we launch on March 30 to get 20% off monthly and annual memberships.
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    Why is 18 the age of adulthood if the brain can take 30 years to mature?

    Neuroscience research suggests it might be time to rethink our ideas about when exactly a child becomes an adult.

    Mind & Brain
    • Research suggests that most human brains take about 25 years to develop, though these rates can vary among men and women, and among individuals.
    • Although the human brain matures in size during adolescence, important developments within the prefrontal cortex and other regions still take pace well into one's 20s.
    • The findings raise complex ethical questions about the way our criminal justice systems punishes criminals in their late teens and early 20s.
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    Apparently even NASA is wrong about which planet is closest to Earth

    Three scientists publish a paper proving that Mercury, not Venus, is the closest planet to Earth.

    Strange Maps
    • Earth is the third planet from the Sun, so our closest neighbor must be planet two or four, right?
    • Wrong! Neither Venus nor Mars is the right answer.
    • Three scientists ran the numbers. In this YouTube video, one of them explains why our nearest neighbor is... Mercury!
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    Mini-brains attach to spinal cord and twitch muscles

    A new method of growing mini-brains produces some startling results.

    (Lancaster, et al)
    Surprising Science
    • Researchers find a new and inexpensive way to keep organoids growing for a year.
    • Axons from the study's organoids attached themselves to embryonic mouse spinal cord cells.
    • The mini-brains took control of muscles connected to the spinal cords.
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