Category Archives: technology

doodle notes

A while ago I saw a news report about these guys. They specialize on providing note takers for big events (usually speakers). The note takers try to produce an extended doodle that captures the essence of what’s spoken. I thought … Continue reading

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Wikipedia as textbook

I’ve been kicking around some ideas to avoid (for the students) the incredibly high cost of the texts I was planning on using next semester in Modern Physics and Theoretical Mechanics. I wanted to get some of the thoughts down … Continue reading

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Three teaching technologies

Three different technologies have affected either my actual teaching or my thinking about future teaching this past week. Screencasts For the first time since teaching in what others call a “flipped classroom,” I’m teaching a class that I’ve already developed … Continue reading

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Online communities

I just received an interesting email from someone I’m working with who’s interested in forming a virtual community of elementary school teachers: Hi Andy, I was really intrigued by some of the things you said about establishing a sense of … Continue reading

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Shooting method for hydrogen

This semester I’m teaching the lab portion of a course called Applied Math. My colleague in the math department teaches the lecture and I have a 1.5 hour lab once a week. One of the cool things about it is … Continue reading

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>Grading with my voice

>A few people have asked me for some more detail about how I use screencasting to grade papers so I thought I’d post this. As a physics professor I don’t grade nearly as many writing assignments as my colleagues in … Continue reading

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>Recording students

> This semester I’m trying two approaches in my teaching that both involve recording students. One has students using screencasting to turn in their homework and the other has students making pencasts of their group work. Screencasting Homework I’ve been … Continue reading

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