Science Source: Biographies of Thinkers as Doers

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Here’s one for educators and students curious about our world beyond class assignments.

The Time 100 site offers excellent, readable biographies of 20th century thinkers and doers who helped make the world we live in today.

I appreciate Neal Postman’s description of Philo T. Farnsworth who credited his high school science teacher in ID with inspiring and teaching him enough about electrons, electricity to figure out by age 14 how to design the first “electronic television.” He first demonstrated a working model to the public on September 10, 1927, at age 21. Congratulations, Mr. Tolman, science teacher, for your world changing efforts.

This site offers quick study material for students preparing for national competition tests in science, politics, entertainment, etc.

A great site for novice biography readers and those of us trying to fill in what we’ve forgotten or missed.

I imagine grad students and sophisticated party guests use this site to prepare for light conversations with others who have little else in common besides “education.”

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.