Note on the Status of (Summer 2020)


In December of 2017, I took a new teaching position at the Singapore American School (SAS), starting in August of 2018.  Initially, I had anticipated that this would mean that would re-enter active development.  However, now that I am (thankfully) well ensconced in the new job, it turns out that there are not a lot of reasons for me to actually do that. represents a thing that was useful in the educational webspace of four years ago.  My current course management is handled within the SAS platforms (a combination of Schoology and the SAS gSuite).  So I apologize if you were anticipating this site returning to its maximal functionality and a representation of the most current iterations of my courses.  That’s just not in the cards right now.  

I anticipate a large-scale revision of the site, once my first academic year at SAS has ended.  Until then, this place is going to stay pretty much as it is right now.  And even then, I might wind up getting lost in other projects, as I tend to do.  Update: That last sentence seems like me-from-the-past really understood how I operate. I didn’t update this site, and I won’t be updating it anytime soon.  It’s frozen in time and growing increasingly quaint.

But What About The Goods?

The major portion of current traffic consists of teachers and students(?) from other places, who are accessing the resources that are available.  Usage data over the past few years suggests that this site is becoming less used over time, but it was still visited by more than 40K users last year.  And it costs almost nothing to maintain.  So I’m not going to take it down just yet.  All resources remain available at the same place on this site that they have always been available (Chemistry here, and AP Biology here).   My web host for this site is awesome and cheap.   At the same time, it’s not free.  Update: This is where I used to ask for money, but my YouTube ad checks come in fast enough that I don’t need any help to have a functional zero-cost to maintaining this site.  Still, you might start to make sure that you have gotten everything you need from this site in case some year down the road, I decide to finally fold up the shop.

What about <OTHER THING>?

I’m sure I have an answer.  Contact me to find out what it is.


Words can not express how awesome I think it is that so many people find this website useful for their own teaching.  I am fully aware that many people visit every day to use the stuff I’ve put here.  I’m really glad to be able to keep this place around, and I’m sorry that it currently represents a course vision for Biology and Chemistry that is somewhat aged, by digital standards.  At the same time, the bones are good, and if the mothballs force teachers to modify the things that they find here for their own purpose, then that’s probably a good thing.

6 thoughts on “Note on the Status of (Summer 2020)”

  1. You are a big help and inspiration to so many of us, David. Thank you for taking the time to let us know your resources will still be available.

  2. First of all, Congratulations! Secondly, thank you so much for thinking of your fellow educators and continuing to help all of us ( I have certainly reaped the benefits of your website as have my students. )

    Wishing you the best!

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