Category Archives: online tools

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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Further misadventures in testing website usability

I’m now more than halfway through the spring outreach events mentioned in a previous post. There are several reasons why I enjoy these events. First, they enable in-person interactions with live people (as opposed to Internet-based interactions enabled by this … Continue reading

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Another option for teachers who are curious about this science/music thing

Although my last post mentioned SingAboutScience.org’s new music video-based quizzes, I’m writing again to emphasize one aspect of this that really excites me. I’ll start by admitting that the quizzes posted so far are not that special in and of … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding: the aftermath

Loyal readers may recall a previous post about crowdfunding for this website. I just sent off a final report to my donors, and Jarrett Byrnes of the SciFund Challenge encouraged me to adapt it into a blog entry that might … Continue reading

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How to incorporate the SAS&M database into your courses

While everyone is welcome to use our database of science and math songs, it was originally created with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) teachers foremost in mind. Likewise, this post is especially for teachers. It is based partly on the … Continue reading

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Just a typical database update

These days I seem to get around to updating the science and math song database about once or twice a month. Some updates are more extensive than others, of course, but the one I just finished was fairly typical. I … Continue reading

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Wanted: your feedback on this website

Having developed the SingAboutScience.org website without much external feedback, we are now circling back to collect opinions from people other than ourselves. If you are able, please fill out our 10-question SurveyMonkey survey. The survey is divided into questions about … Continue reading

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Video tutorial

Jack Mo, an undergraduate student supervised by me, has created a short video tutorial on how to search the SingAboutScience.org database of math and science songs. Thanks to Jack for doing this, and to David Newman for the unofficial “theme … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding for science songs?!

As our About Us page says, a portion of a small National Science Foundation grant has been invested in the development of this website. Now that the grant is expiring, further development of the site is uncertain. Among other possible … Continue reading

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Other science music blogs (yes, they exist)

I don’t know if readers of this blog pay any attention to the sidebar links to other blogs, but you should. There’s some interesting stuff there. When I first compiled a list of related blogs, I had to give it … Continue reading

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