Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Joint AAPT/AAS meeting in Seattle

In early Januray, I traveled to Seattle to attend the Winter meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Since it was a joint meeting with the American Astronomical Society, it was a larger meeting. I gave my tutorial "Mining the Internet" and attended some very interesting sessions.

In the session on National Assesstment of Educational Progress panel discussion, I identified many like-minded faculty regarding information literacy. NAEP is often referred to as "The Nation's Report Card." http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/

I will repeat my tutorial at the summer meeting in Greensboro (July 28 - August1), but have changed to title to "Mining the Hidden Web". I may also do a poster session on information literacy.

For the winter meeting 2008 in Baltimore (Jan. 19-23), I am planning another panel discussion on "Information Fluency and Physics Curriculum".

We are gaining momentum for the information literacy movement. Here is a neat web site from Scotland "Information Literacy and Science curriculum: