rjh.profileI am an education consultant, developer and writer. I work with education and training professionals to research, conceptualize, and produce print and online educational materials and experiences. I am a published author (Biology: Exploring Life) and community manager of an annual education conference (Biology Leadership Conference) of college biology faculty. I regularly work with new media tools and am fascinated by the application of social media and virtual worlds to teaching and learning.

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  1. Hey,

    I just read your two blog post about crowdsourcing. The company I work for (FixYa) does crowd sourcing to solve technical problems with consumer devices. If a mom in kansas needs a microwave fixed, she can come and find the solution on our website.

    I’d love to give you an overview of what are doing in-house if you could write it as a follow-up to your discussion.

  2. Betsy Dilernia

    Robin, I’m leaving a comment just to see if this function works for me and my new e-mail.

  3. Hiya Robin! How is life? Interesting blog, sounds like cool interesting work with the BC folks and Campbell team. I’ve just discovered it and shall dig in thoroughly in the coming days. Hope all’s well. Say “hey” to Heyden for me.
    Mike Simpson

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  8. Sten Anderson

    I am a pre-service teacher attenting SUNY Cortland working towards my New York state teaching certificate. I am working on a lesson plan on jaguar conservation when I happened upon your blog post discussing the Jaguar Conservation Unit lab that Brent Reif put together. I was wondering if those materials were still available as it sounds quite amazing. Thanks.

    • rheyden

      Hi Sten – glad you happened upon the post and found it useful. Yes, I still have the kmz file that Brent Reif put together. I can email it to you, if you’d like.

  9. Larry Mitchell

    Hi Robin, Recently back in the classroom…some guest lectures and outdoor labs for nonmajors biology. A lot of fun after so many years. Great seeing your Stepping Stones. Hi to Neil and hope to hear from you. Larry

    • rheyden

      Larry! Great to hear from you. Very glad to hear you’re back in the classroom (I’m sure you’ve missed it). How are things? And where are you living? Really glad to be be back in touch.

      • Larry Mitchell

        Robin, Been happily married for a decade to Susan Mitchell whom i met when peddling CMR at Tarrant County Community College. We are living about seven miles from there now. Susan has been teaching biology at TCC again after pursuing a fine-art career as Susan Rudd. That’s how i discovered how much i missed teaching, but it is a totally different scene now, as i’m sure you know.

  10. When I open up your Rss feed it seems to be a lot of nonsense, is the problem on my side?

  11. I enjoy your wp design, where did you get a hold of it?

  12. Not a blogger but trying to communicate with Robin J. Heyden about some exploring biology online activities information. Hope to get in touch soon.

    • rheyden

      Hi, Steve. Happy to connect. email me at my name, gmail.

      • Steven Cotrone

        I sent an email to rheyden@gmail.com is that correct?

        On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 5:12 PM, Stepping Stones wrote:

        > rheyden commented: “Hi, Steve. Happy to connect. email me at my name, > gmail.” >

      • Hello Robin,

        My name is Steve Cotrone and I teach high school biology at Kettering Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio. For years I have been using the ONLINE ACTIVITIES on the CD-Rom supplied when our school purchased the Exploring Life Biology Textbook you coauthored. I have found it one of the most valuable tools I have used in my almost 20 years of teaching biology. It is comprehensive and relatively easy to follow for students covering much of the state testing content for Ohio.
        To begin this school year the online activities stopped working. Our tech people say it was discontinued at the source. I suppose our license expired, it became outdated or something else.
        Since then I have begun using a variety of less interactive animations and videos to cover the same topics.
        So my question is whether I can still pay to access the online activities using the disks I still have? OR better, has a new version of the animations been released that I could review for possible purchase by our district? OR is there something along the same lines that you know of or better that I could find out about??


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