David Knuffke is an educator in the Deer Park School District, in Deer Park, NY. He has taught Biology, Chemistry, and a series of electives, several of which he created for his district. David has developed a wide collection of materials for his AP Biology and Honors Chemistry students, and he also makes his materials freely available to any interested colleagues. These resources include a series of videos that serve as the major text in his Honors Chemistry course and a series of Prezis that span the length and breadth of his AP Biology curriculum. David is also actively involved in the science teaching community at the local, state, and national levels. In 2015 David was a New York State Finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. In 2012 he was the recipient of the Kim Foglia AP Biology Service Award by the National Association of Biology Teachers. Many AP Biology teachers will know him as a former moderator of the College Board AP Biology Teacher Community. David also founded the “Unity & Diversity” Science Teacher Writing project, which publishes annual collections of writing by science teachers. David is the co-host of “Horizontal Transfer”, a weekly science education podcast with Paul Andersen.
- David Knuffke, not to confused with the OTHER Knuffke
- Neil Gaiman gives Career Advice
- When Making content to post online, use Creative Commons Images to Start.
- Wikimedia Commons is another good place to search. David also uses Zotero.
- Just for the record it is Paul Andersen NOT Paul Anderson
- Horizontal Transfer
- HHMI Outresearch
- The Edge annual questions series.
- Unity & Diversity Project – Topic suggestion is over, but voting should be up soon.
- David posted this statement about his new role at Deer Park.
- David continues to work on a K-Bio Video Series
- New York Science Standards
- Work-Life Balance is hard, but super important.
- What Public Schools are getting right (at least in Massachusetts)
- Always good to use Brad Williamson as inspiration, especially on Evolution
- Aaron has been working with EdPuzzle with some of his video lessons (which I learned about from David)
Pick of the Week: (or TWIL)
David: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plVk4NVIUh8 Bacterial mega-plate evolution experiment.
The Vox article “This might be the coolest visualization of evolution ever” also shows the plate.
Aaron: Tasmanian Devils demonstrating Natural Selection. My brain still goes HERE when I think about Tasmanian Devils