EtherPad: Realtime Collaborative Text Editing

EtherPad is the only web-based word processor that allows people to work together in really real-time.

When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone's screen. The result is a new and productive way to collaborate on text documents, useful for meeting notes, drafting sessions, education, team programming, and more.

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Scientific Method and Super Mario

The scientific method doesn’t exactly whip students into an excited frenzy. However, it’s the basis for modern science and it’s what differentiates science from pseudoscience. That being said, students more likely than not use the process all the time outside of school without even realizing.

After having students design an experiment to test which brand of toilet paper is the strongest when wet and going over the basics of the scientific method … , I show them this video and ask them to watch for the player’s use of the scientific method:

I know that may be copyrighted content, but it’s a great example of the scientific method.

Define a problem: The player wants to get beyond this level to eventually save the lovely Princess Toadstool. This big baby stands in the way. The research question here is pretty obvious: “How can I defeat the baby dino-plant?”

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