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KABT …a community of biology educators What’s in it for me? For more than forty years at KABT meetings, the most often heard comment is something like: “I really get fired up when I get a chance to learn and share with other biology teachers

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KABT

…a community of biology educators

what s in it for me
What’s in it for me?

For more than forty years at KABT meetings, the most often heard comment is something like:

“I really get fired up when I get a chance to learn and share with other biology teachers

...I just wish I could find time to do it more often.”

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Now you can. Continue the learning and sharing by interacting with other KABT members at the:

KABT BioBlog

http://www.kabt.org

Let’s scroll through the opening page on the site and check out the resources available.

back to the top

Back to the Top

Let’s see how to get around the site

kabt info
KABT INFO

Non-Interactive Pages with Static Information such as:

KABT Board Members

kabt links
KABT LINKS

Links to the

KABT Board Site

NABT

and

Help for working with the blog

eurekalerts from aaas
Eurekalerts from AAAS

Click on these for updates and news summaries reporting breaking science research.

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Click on days in the Event Calendar to see what’s happening from Stan Roth’s calendar for Kansas Biologists or just click on the upcoming event title for a description.

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The META section is for logging onto the site if you are an author or you can subscribe to the RSS feeds to keep updated of any new entries to the KABT BioBlog.

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Books of Interest is a random listing of books from my library (Brad W.) Currently, the list is mostly popular science books. It does not include many of my field manuals, textbooks or academic titles. I’ll try to add these when I can spend some time at home.

writing a comment
Writing a Comment

Anyone can comment in reaction to a specific post.

Since this is a public forum for teachers, the first time a comment is submitted by a new reader the comment has to be approved by Brad W.

Let’s see how one goes about writing a comment.

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Here we’ve scrolled down the page to a post that interests us. Notice there are no comments.

Click on Comments or the Post Title to go to the post’s page.

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Here’s the page for the Post. Notice the banner is different and there’s more below.

Let’s SCROLL down.

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If you have been approved for comments, your comment is now part of the posting. Otherwise it will go to BW for approval. That only happens the first time you try to comment.

The original post’s author is notified about the comment.

Sometimes a discussion between the original author and the different comment authors begins at this point.

writing a post
Writing a Post

For now, only the KABT Board members have Author privileges—meaning they can begin a new post. Posting is a bit more involved and we can cover it another time.

Members interested in becoming post authors need to contact Brad Williamson at:

brad.williamson@comcast.net

We’ll stop here for any questions.

Here’s a listing of all the post titles to date.

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September 2007 (10)

* 16: Field Experiences in Kansas Biology (0)

* 16: Finding Answers to Questions (0)

* 14: Horse Evolution (0)

* 12: Waksman Institute at Rutgers is expanding its online resources (0)

* 12: Web Based Genetics Inquiry Lab (0)

* 11: Flock of Dodos on DVD (0)

* 06: Recent Adaptation Evidence in the Human Genome (0)

* 05: Action BioScience (0)

* 05: COPUS–Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (0)

* 05: Leaf Color and Inquiry (0)

August 2007 (6)

* 29: KC Science INC “I’m a Scientist” Pod Cast (0)

* 27: Fall Meeting Registration Information (0)

* 26: Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers Resources (0)

* 22: Biology Books (1)

* 19: Fall Conference 2007 Update (0)

* 06: Fall Conference September 22, 2007 (0)

June 2007 (4)

* 15: Book Review - The Edge of Evolution (0)

* 11: Roaring River Picture Album (0)

* 05: Roaring River Field Trip (0)

* 01: AP workshop in Olathe (0)

May 2007 (6)

* 25: Biotechnology Workshop June 8 or 15 (2)

* 14: Check out KABT Resources for new entries (0)

* 14: Global Warming: An Introduction to the Research and the Nature of Science (0)

* 09: Marsupial Genome (0)

* 08: Shift Happens (0)

* 03: Communicating Science (0)

April 2007 (14)

* 27: SPRING FIELD TRIP: ROARING RIVER, June 1-3 (1)

* 26: Where we end up. (1)

* 16: KABT at KATS (0)

* 16: Now is the time… (1)

* 13: More on the Macaque Genome papers (0)

* 12: Coverage of another primate genome (0)

* 10: Evolutionary Adaptation (0)

* 09: Miller-Urey Experiment Redux (0)

* 09: More on Mammal Evolution (0)

* 09: Analogies in Biology teaching (0)

* 08: More on Amateur/Citizen Science (0)

* 03: ScienceBlogs (0)

* 03: NABT/ABT Online Resource (0)

* 01: Kansas Pragmatisim…. (0)

March 2007 (39)

* 31: Science, Engineering and Info Technology Career Day (0)

* 31: KC Science, INC–Inspiring Natural Curiosity (1)

* 30: More on Darwin and his times (0)

* 29: Mammalian Adaptive Radiation at the KT boundary??? (0)

* 29: Darwin’s Delay (0)

* 28: Authentic Science Activity (0)

* 27: More Bioblitz (0)

* 26: Bloggers Bioblitz (0)

* 25: Studying Photosynthesis with the Floating Leaf Disk Assay (0)

* 24: New Feature to the KABT site. (0)

* 22: Earth Day/Environmental Science Activity (1)

* 14: Nature Mapping (2)

* 14: KC Earthfest (0)

* 14: An opportunity for KS biology teachers (0)

* 10: Greetings from Randy,KABT President (0)

February 2007 (11)

* 23: KABT Labs from the old website (0)

* 23: FRUIT FLY OBSERVATION PROJECT (0)

* 23: Exploring Seed Germination (0)

* 23: A Simple Method to Explore Enzyme Activity (0)

* 23: Ant Lions and Biology (0)

* 23: BIOLOGY LAB PRACTICAL - THE SCAVENGER HUNT (0)

* 23: Quiz Card Dissections (0)

* 23: Clearing and Staining Small Vertebrates (0)

* 18: Last September’s KABT meeting at Cowley County Community College (0)

* 16: Welcome to the KABT teaching resource section (0)

* 16: Welcome to KABT’s web site! (0)