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MazeFire Games help students to think about what they do and do not know – fun in class and fun at home! For HS/College
 
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You can make your Microbiology class more fun (and perhaps add a bit to your own knowledge) with this Instructors’ Guide, a 74 page PDF that includes all the questions, answers and explanations in the Microbiology200 Semester Pak (which has 10 Maze
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Biology, Health, General Science
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10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
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Homework, Games, Professional Development
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This is the *Instructors Guide* for MazeFire’s Bio101 Semester Pak (10 maze games, which anyone can play for free at MazeFire.com). This I-Pak contains the roughly 200 Questions (with answers and explanations) found in the ten Bio101 maze games,
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Biology, Biology
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
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Homework, Games, Science Centers
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This 67 page I-Pak contains all questions, answers and explanations from the 10-maze Anatomy and Physiology II Semester Pak (about 200 questions; the Student Pak costs $3, but is free to teachers). This *Organ System* themed set of maze games
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Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry
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10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
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Games, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
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This GUIDE explains how teachers (and professors) can best use MazeFire games, both in their classrooms and for home-play (with friends or for review/exam-prep). Most games at MazeFire.com are in the STEM field, but we are also beginning a liberal
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Biology, Chemistry, Social Studies - History
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10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
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Homework, Games, Science Centers
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This Student Guide explains how Digital Maze games work and how students can get the most out of the MazeFire.com Games collection, which features Semester Paks in Bio101, Chem101, Neurobiology200, Microbiology200 and more. The Guide explains maze
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Biology, Chemistry, Social Studies - History
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
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Internet Activities, Homework, Games
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This *Instructors Guide* provides Answer Keys and Explanations for MazeFire’s Chem101 Semester Pak (10 maze games, which anyone can play for free at MazeFire.com). Included are the roughly 200 Questions (with answers and explanations) found in the
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Chemistry, Chemistry
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
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Fun Stuff, Internet Activities, Science Centers
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You can make your Neurobiology class more fun (and perhaps add a bit to your own knowledge) with this Instructors’ Guide, a 114 page PDF that includes all the questions, answers and explanations in the Neurobiology200 Semester Pak (which has 10 Maze
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Biology, Health, General Science
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Homework, Games, Professional Development
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This report coupled with the Maze Content documents and/or I-Paks (questions, answers, and explanations) will allow you to evaluate which topics your students are truly struggling with down to the individual question. The shortest path through a
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Science, Biology, Chemistry
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10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I earned my PhD in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Harvard Medical School (Boston) and have since taught many subjects including Cell Biology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado, Calcium Signaling and Memory at SUNY Stony Brook, and many courses at Northeastern University since joining the faculty in 1997 [Anatomy and Physiology, Neurobiology, Biological Imaging, Neurobiology of Aging, Computational Neuroscience, Neuroregeneration, Descending Motor Control and Research Problem Solving]. I have involved many undergrads and high-school students in my research program and have published papers on neurotransmission, calcium imaging, brainstem and spinal motor systems, retinal and thalamic physiology and memory systems.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Telling jokes and using absurdist humor (e.g. super intelligent talking mice) is my preferred method to engage students and keep them on their toes. I employ the nuances of language and images/diagrams in equal measure to best engage student attention. My students are encouraged to draw figures and diagrams from memory when they study; these same images are used in class to ensure comprehension and retention. I relate topics to real world concerns and also focus on scientific literacy. For my advanced courses, we critically evaluate the scientific literature and try to crisply delineate the boundaries of our knowledge. I sometimes give away candy bars.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I received a 4-year ROTC scholarship and served 4 years active duty and 7 years in the US Army Reserve in the Chemical Corps. I received an NIH postdoc award and was an HHMI fellow at SUNY-SB. I've been funded as a principal investigator via NSF and NIH grants for my neural systems research and was a co-investigator on the NU Keck Microscope project. My work in EdTech was initially funded by the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center and by NCIIA. In 2014, I completed the NASI course and was a National Academies Teaching Fellow.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My B.S. in Chemical Engineering was earned at Lehigh University in 1979. While in the US Army I completed the Chemical Officers Course, as well as the Radiation Safety Officers course and Medical Management of Chemical Casualties. I received a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from Harvard University in 1989. In addition to attending many workshops at the annual SFN meetings, I completed the Neural Systems and Behavior course and the Analytical and Quantitative Light Microscopy course at the MBL Labs in Woods Hole. In recent years, I’ve been immersed in the EdTech space and have attended (and presented at) many LearnLaunch events, CampusTech2015 and the Mass STEM Summit the past 3 years.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My current research focuses on Synaptic Learning Theory and our Day-Long Memory Records (which work is available in poster form on the DMR page at zfhindbrain.com). Of special interest is the evolution of the neural systems underlying Biological Intelligence--in particular memory systems, language and problem solving. I am fascinated by our ability to effortlessly store a day’s worth of new memories in our neocortical networks. The means by which new Knowledge is stored and integrated into existing Knowledge Architectures in neocortex is a true mystery. This work influences the design and creation of the Digital Maze games offered at MazeFire.com, a STEM education company that I co-founded. By engaging our natural motivation to solve maze puzzles (and our 20 billion neocortical processors), MazeFire games helps students to discover knowledge gaps and transition from *remembering* facts to *knowing* them.

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