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JME Special Issue: Music in Math Education

Just received this from Larry Lesser, the Mathemusician of UTEP…. JME Special Issue Call for Papers: Music as a Theme for Contextualized Mathematics Education Guest Editors: Song An, Daniel Tillman, Larry Lesser, & Andrea Shaheen The University of Texas at … Continue reading

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YouTube’s auto-transcription needs work

Many science songs posted to YouTube (and other sites) don’t come with lyrics in text format, which renders these songs all but invisible to users of our database. Unless someone searches for a keyword that is in the song’s title, … Continue reading

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Singing about science: father-son edition

On Tuesday evening my son Phil and I headed to the University branch of the Seattle Public Library for “Sing a Song of Science” with veteran children’s musician Nancy Stewart. Most of the kids there were very young — at … Continue reading

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Spring-to-summer link roundup (Updated)

• From moths to music: Life for PhD biologists isn’t all science (Montana Kaimin) [Keaton Wilson] is a member of The Whizpops, a children’s band that focuses on elementary education and science curriculum as the basis of their lyrics. One … Continue reading

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Quick media roundup

I was pleased to be profiled by my local Fox News affiliate recently, and also by German radio station WDR. But Tom McFadden topped me by getting onto the national ABC News! “We know that the students like technology, they … Continue reading

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Science songster interview #18: Dargan Frierson

Another anecdote supporting the idea that the number of educators teaching science through music is larger than anyone realizes: This spring I was forwarded an email advertising a talk by about educational science songs … to be given at the … Continue reading

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Science songster interview #17: Steve Rush

For years, I’ve been intending to interview Steve Rush, a.k.a. funky49. He’s an anomaly among anomalies: a science music guy who’s not a scientist, science teacher, or full-time musician. Plus he’s super-friendly on Twitter. After one of his recent re-tweets … Continue reading

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My littlest fan

“Dad, when are you going to come to my school to do science music?” asked my 7-year-old. “I don’t know, Phil. I would need to get permission to come, and I haven’t been able to get permission yet. Plus I … Continue reading

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Links: SingAboutScience.org in the news, writing science operas in Norway, etc.

• Colleague Katie Davis just presented our science music video study at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). This spawned a press release from the University of Washington and a report from local public radio affiliate … Continue reading

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This is not a joke: the “MASSIVE” database is 10 years old

When I tell people that I have a free online database of science, technology, engineering, and math songs, they often think I’m kidding. Last month, I completed my first decade of these incredulity-inducing conversations. Yes, the database initially known as … Continue reading

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