Scott Brande


University of Alabama at Birmingham

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (3)

Mudcracks - What's It Good For? part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Many terrestrial sedimentary processes are not difficult to observe, describe, and interpret. Yet many of these dynamic processes are not limited to the Earth. One example is the formation of mudcracks that provide ...

Rolling Rocks (Not the Beer!) - How Nature Shapes Stone part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
The transformation of massive rock to sediment (i.e., gravel) is a process of nature not confined to Earth. A qualitative introduction to the forces of weathering and erosion that control the development of ...

Physical Geology Lab Resource Online –Mineral Identification part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Tuesday
Digital media of minerals and rocks are increasingly available in online environments. However, the mere availability of these resources does not address a number of critical pedagogical issues: Are the resources ...

Conference Presentations (4)

Towards Development and Online Deployment of Virtual Rocks and Minerals for Teaching and Learning part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
In a recent review of the technology for creating and deploying three-dimensional models of geological objects, De Paor (2016) emphasized the diversity of applications in research and learning. However, in the ...

Lab-like Learning in Lecture – Video Snips and Tutorials for Active Learning Exercises part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday A
Lecture and laboratory classes are commonly understood as serving different purposes and delivering different student experiences. For example, lectures in introductory science courses typically focus on student ...

Discovering, creating, and using YouTube geoscience video snips and tutorials for teaching and learning part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Tuesday A
Multimedia video is recognized as a powerful medium for deploying applicable best practices in teaching and learning. I have discovered, vetted, and curated over 1,000 YouTube videos of interest relevant to ...

Water Sustainability on Campus – Opportunities for Education, Facilities Management, and (Gasp!) Saving Money part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
UAB's Red Mountain Project, modeled on The Piedmont Project of Emory University, provides grant support to faculty for enhancing existing courses or creating new courses with sustainability themes. Our ...

Other Contributions (3)

Research on Cognitive Domain in Geoscience Learning: Temporal and Spatial Reasoning part of NAGT:Geoscience Education Research:Community Framework for GER:Cognitive - Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
Download a pdf of this chapterKatherine Ryker, University of South Carolina and Allison J. Jaeger, Temple University. With contributions from: Scott Brande, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Mariana Guereque, ...

Future GER (Research) Should be Directed by Results of Meta-Analysis of Fragmented Literature on Active Learning Interventions part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Morning Workshops:GER:Idea Papers
Scott Brande, University of Alabama at Birmingham I think the most important (and recent) paper published in the field of STEM learning is that by Freeman et al (2014) Active learning increases student performance ...

Scott Brande -- Making a Video part of Videos:Videos Workshop 2014:Contributed Videos
This is short how-to video meant to help others start making videos of their own.


Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Southeastern Section, Geoscience Education Research Division, Teacher Education Division

Workshop Participant (15 workshops)

Webinar Participant