Lightning: Physics and Protection Systems by Marvin E Morris and illustrated by Anthony Salvagno (me!).

#sciencescribe via Twitter! Lightning: Physics and Protection systems by Marvin E Morris

If you can’t guess what happened by the title then here it is: I sketch noted a seminar that was explained over twitter. That means I wasn’t present for the talk, but there was such a flood of information that I was able to effectively organize a sketch note from the experience. I was quite amazed and I decided to do this just minutes before the talk began!

In the junior lab that I’m teaching, I assigned the students to all sign up for twitter and then go to the Friday Physics colloquium and tweet the seminar. Of course they all groaned, but I get the feeling they liked the talk and appreciated the experience.

The point was to show them first hand how useful collaborative learning can be. Each person will only be able to remember certain aspects of the discussion and will automatically be tuned into whatever their interests are. Through Twitter, their collective knowledge can be assembled and they can all learn from each other.

The experience was quite valuable. They actively engaged in the conversation, with each other, with me, and frequently tweeted the things they were most interested in. If you are interested in learning about lightning you can see the feed for a few days here: Lightning at PandA. (I’ll need to figure out how to save tweets long term somewhere, again any help is appreciated.)

And now without further ado, the sketch note you all came to this post for:

Lightning: Physics and Protection Systems by Marvin E Morris and illustrated by Anthony Salvagno (me!).