NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. Over the years, NISOD’s annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources,...
Black in Appalachia's work takes many forms, including digital archives, documentaries, oral histories, and the Black in Appalachia podcast. These different mediums all advance the same mission: "to raise the visibility and contributions of the Black communities of the Mountain South." The Podcast, which has its own page on the site, is co-hosted by Dr. Enkeshi El-Amin (a researcher and lecturer) and Angela Dennis (a journalist and activist). The show shares "historical and contemporary stories of people, places and experiences," from the region. Though only a few episodes have been released as of this write-up, readers should check back periodically for new content. In the meantime, enjoy the other resources found on the Projects page. For example, the Community History Digital Archive highlights historical documents and images from East Tennessee, and the 8th of August: Tennessee's Celebration of Emancipation video (produced by PBS) details an often unknown history of the Emancipation Proclamation. To learn more about Black in Appalachia's work, check out the Outreach and Engagement and About Us sections of the More page, or follow their various social media channels linked on the site.
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San Francisco's Exploratorium showcases the work of researchers at the Natural History Museum in London and Las Cuevas Biological Station in Belize, who are investigating the nature and diversity of life. From Jungle to Lab is part of the Exploratorium's Origin Project, created to explain how scientists explore "the beginnings of the universe, of matter, of the earth, and of life itself." This well-designed Web site contains loads of multimedia features, such as a slide show of Las Cuevas (including a 360 view of the biological station), video and audio clips of researchers explaining their work, Web casts, and much more. The contents of this site are thoughtfully organized and skillfully presented. For example, the section titled Ideas appears as a virtual field notebook, each page addressing a different aspect of evolutionary mechanism for biodiversity. In all, this is a fantastic Web site that is worth a visit for design features alone, if not the enlightening content.
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