NEWSLETTER: January 2017

Ten Tools for Teaching the Human Microbiome
Ten helpful online tools for understanding, and teaching, the human microbiome. Presented in a simple, fun interactive. All are free. Each is worth consideration for your class. Don't miss the research explaining the microbiome in the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms, the "Invisible Residents" infographic, or the "Microbe Motel."

January 2017 Resource of the Month

PBS NOVA Labs: "The Evolution Lab"

Our monthly Internet search for the best free teaching  resources for biology teachers has arrived at a winner: "The Evolution Lab" from NOVA Labs at PBS. Games, videos, experts, and a teacher's guide on how to infuse top-level resources on evolution into your biology class.

DNA Day Essay Contest for Teachers and Students

For high school teachers and students: Check out the 2017 American Society of Human Genetics' (ASHG) Annual Essay Contest for Grades 9-12. Easy to work into your biology class for extra credit, or to challenge a particular student. Students win cash awards, and their teachers win genetics materials grants. The entry deadline is March 10, 2017 at 5pm.

A Small Favor: Take This Online Survey of Biology Teachers

It will take less than ten minutes to complete. Less time than it takes to read our newsletter each month! We'd like to know what resources and approaches you use to teach genetics, or genomics, to your students: Your current teaching practices and what resources are needed to best help teachers like you in this new 'Age of Genomics.'

Quick links to popular teacher resources

on Genome: Unlocking Life's Code.


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