Monthly Archives: March 2011

>Global Physics Department

>Announcement: Next week John Burk (@occam98) will show us how he uses Tracker in his teaching. Wednesday 3/30/2011 Tonight was the second installment of the physics educators elluminate chat. This time we had 15 different people log in and join … Continue reading

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>If it spins, it doesn’t flop

> Me: “IF IT SPINS . . .” Audience: “IT DOESN’T FLOP!” This is a shot from my Piper Physics Patrol showing the concept of angular momentum. I hold the wheel right over the student’s head and let go with … Continue reading

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>Wednesday physics chats

>Tonight my twitter physics buds and I tried an Elluminate chat. Here’s the recording of some of it. It was a lot of fun as we talked about standards in physics courses, a database of (re)assessments, Momentum as King, and more. … Continue reading

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>More on collaborative oral assessments

>Today was the last of four consecutive class periods dedicated to oral assessments in my Theoretical Mechanics course. I’ve written about these assessments before. After that last post some of my tweeps said they’d love to see some of the … Continue reading

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>Draft grading

>First, sorry if you came here under false pretenses. This is about doing multiple drafts of a grading run, not grading drafts of student papers. Stick around, though! Shoot, lost ’em. Oh well, here are my thoughts about this anyways. … Continue reading

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>collaborative oral assessments

>Yesterday was a great day in my Standards-Based Theoretical Mechanics course. It was the first of four consecutive days of scheduled oral assessments, a time to pause the flow of new material and let the students have a chance to … Continue reading

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>Online pseudoteaching

>Another in a series of pseudoteaching blog post organized by John Burk and Frank Noschese.They coined the term with the following definition: Pseudoteaching is something you realize you’re doing after you’ve attempted a lesson which from the outset looks like … Continue reading

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