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Serendip delights in facilitating the ongoing exchange of narratives about science between different groups of people or as literary critic Roland Barthes wrote in S/Z, ‘narrative is determined not by a desire to narrate but by a desire to exchange.’ This has led to newer exhibits returning to previous exhibits and then turning to the future. Serendip draws together or toward itself, as much as a website can be a self, open-ended inquiries, develop a higher degree of critical thinking about the role of science education in society.

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Serendip is a digital ecosystem dedicated to gathering people together for the exploration of science and its implications for art, climate change, disability studies, literature, mental health, pedagogy, social justice, and technology.  

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This is a term of endearment for Serendip. Salmon dip is a homophonic translation, which is to say that it carries over the sound of the word rather than its meaning. This phrase comes out of the belief that self-reflection constitutes some serious play. (Also the origin of the Twitter handle @notsalmondip). 



Five Things I Wish Everyone Teaching Online Knew about Neurodiversity.

Dear reader, if you only read one point, in this essay, READ THIS ONE. The more diverse a class’s content, the easier it is to reach lots of students. Using the following is greatly appreciated:

Bullet points Bolding important things Blank space between paragraphs Videos Podcasts Phone Calls Zoom meetings Pictures

While there are no magic bullets, the multimodal approach makes a big difference. At the very least, make sure your PowerPoints aren’t black and white, reading on colors is easier for those of us with dyslexia.