Hatch Round 2

I’m thrilled to announce not one, but two Byrdseed Hatch events. On February 11th, 2017 we’re coming back to The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana with a new line-up of presenters. But first, Hatch will go on the road to Austin, TX at the funky Hotel Van Zandt on October 8th, 2016. Both Saturday events […]

Summer Project: Share Your Success

Summer is looming, and you have lots of possible ways to spend your upcoming time. I’d like to encourage you to use a little bit of that time to write up your favorite successes of the year.

The Curse Of Knowledge

The Curse of Knowledge: once you know something, it’s hard to think from the perspective of someone who doesn’t know it. And the more you know, the harder it gets.

Most Popular Puzzlements of March 2016


Here are the most popular curiosities and puzzlements from March 2016: tumbleweed on a treadmill, a year of sunrises, tiny robots pulling a car, and more!

Creating Research Questions


Last time I showed how to use the Wikipedia Wormhole to find interesting topics for research. Now we’ll look at how to form interesting questions to investigate those topics.

The Wikipedia Wormhole


Use this tool to find interesting topics for independent studies that are still related to classroom material.

Preparation Makes Presentations


Compare and contrast Steve Jobs’ iPhone announcement with Elon Musk’s Tesla Model 3 presentation to highlight the need for preparation when giving a talk.