the academy

September 21st, 2011

Writing a Short Philosophy Paper

I recently created a short video that summarizes my lecture on how to write a short 3-5 philosophy paper. I […]

January 28th, 2011

Use Google Presentations to Embed Self-Diagnostic Quizzes

UPDATE: Moving to the top for the start of the new semester Here’s something cool you can do with Google […]

January 25th, 2011

Argument Exercise Database: Will You Contribute 3 Arguments?

I have an awesome idea. I give my students argument extraction exercises so they can master presenting arguments in numbered-premise […]

January 11th, 2011

ESP and Xphi

Many of you may be aware of the fact that a leading psych journal is set to publish an article […]

December 15th, 2010

5 Uses of Chrome to Phone for Academics

I’ve been playing around with Google Chrome’s extension called Chrome to Phone, and I’m completely hooked. The concept is simple […]

November 4th, 2010

Google and Course Management

I’m the technology associate for our Professional Development Center here at SUNY Fredonia. I’m giving a workshop today called “Google […]

August 26th, 2010

Teaching Students About Arguments (My Google Slides)

At the beginning of each semester, I teach all of my students about basic argument structure and vocabulary (e.g. valid, […]

July 22nd, 2010

Law School Hirings Lean Left?

This was just posted up on Inside Higher Ed. A new study is claiming that law schools lean left in […]

March 11th, 2010

Google Docs Tip for Acadmics: 3 Reminders to Give Students

Here’s the Quick Tip Tell your students to make sure they can edit the file in Google Docs before sharing […]

March 10th, 2010

Dear Afraid-To-Major-In-Philosophy,

Dear Afraid-To-Major-In-Philosophy, I saw today that someone searched “afraid to major in philosophy” and found my site. I can only […]