Fall 2021. It was the first semester that I taught biological anthropology. While I have done the lecture course for over six years, the lab was new. I do not like using commercial material and want to keep things affordable for students, so I tasked myself with making sixteen lab… Read more“Introducing Legend of the Leukocytes”
A while ago I dreamed up playing a version of beer pong as a final review activity. With each semester that has passed, I have adapted the game to various class sizes. This semester was my secondÂ with a class of over 50 students and I have arrived at a set… Read more“Bean Pong, Spring 2017”
Last time, I wrote about adapting a common college game for the purpose of education. Another type of game that I came up with as I hungrily took in ideas about teaching is something I call “Beat the T.A.!” The purpose of “Beat the T.A.” is to have the students… Read more“Beat the T.A.!”
Update: read this post, then continue to the 2017 update here. I’ve been reading and rereading a lot of the pedagogy of college teaching recently. I started by digging out my copy of Ken Bain’s What the Best College Teachers Do (2004), combined with a lot of web reading centered… Read more“Beer(less) Pong Study Session: Rules and Guidelines”
Oh yeah, the away team was being attacked by giant gorillas. All arguments are thus rendered invalid.
Monday was the first full day in Las Vegas. We had lunch in Chinatown again and drove to the MGM Grand to see the lions. Unlike at a zoo, these lions are treated like pets. Two or three keepers are actually in the exhibit with the two lions. One of… Read more“Las Vegas, Part 2”
“Grand Theft Auto with Horses” is a pretty accurate synopsis of Red Dead Redemption. One of the characters the main character runs into is an anthropologist. A cocaine-addicted anthropologist. Here is one of the cutscenes involving this character (warning: swearing):
This is how I imagine my dissertation defense will go (Youtube video via splicd.com) From Shadow Complex, an Xbox LIVE Arcade game :).
I’M GONNA TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE. I’M GONNA TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE. I’M GONNA TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE. I’M GONNA TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE. I’M GONNA TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE. I’M GONNA TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE. I’M GONNA TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE. I’M… Read more“omgomgomg”
The irony is that I think Within You Without You is the worst song on Sgt. Pepper.