This week is all about getting you comfortable with all of the resources and tools for this class as well as getting to know who you are and what you’re most stoked about in this class.
Your first assignment is a Flipgrid assignment, which you can access on your CLEVER account. From your Clever homepage, find my class and click on the Flipgrid link to sign in to your period. Complete the first topic in Flipgrid by Friday.
For your second is assignment you will need a GMAIL account for this class. Also, I will be sending you a personal microscope for this class. So, please complete this CONTACT FORM for us to kickstart the year!
Third, please find the course syllabusfrom our Clever page. After you read over it, please take the Syllabus Quiz.
PLEASE COMPLETE THESE 3 ASSIGNMENTS BY FRIDAY 3:25PM
As always, email me if you have any questions:)
Damn I miss you guys big time and look forward to catching up with many of you in the fall semester. We have only 2 weeks of instruction left! For this week’s assignments I want to keep you guys up to date on COVID-19 news as it related to Biotechnology. So here’s this week’s assignment:
This week I have some kickass activities that will hopefully answer many questions you have about emerging infectious diseases and the current SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 pandemic. This week we will learn about Nipah virus and how we can apply what we learned from this disease to COVID-19. Next week we will learn about the ‘spillover’ of zoonotic diseases in a fantastic film! Stay tuned!
Eventually I will assign activities that incorporate the fascinating molecular biology of the novel corona virus, but for now I wanted to share some great resources that you might be interested in checking out to educate yourself about the current COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy!
1. Where do new viruses come from? – Stated Clearly
2. The Coronavirus explained and what you should do. – Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
3. A kid’s guide to Corona Virus. – NYTimes The Daily
7. Finally, for the super nerds out there (myself included) here is a badass website showing the most up-to-date information about the evolutionary history (phylogeny) or SARS-CoV-2 and it’s evolution as it spreads with amazing data visualization tools. Check it out!