Author Archives: Andy Rundquist

About Andy Rundquist

Professor of physics at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN

Web App Dev with GAS course

Next month (July 2020) I’m teaching a course called Web App Development with Google Apps Script. I’m excited about it but I realized that I’ve never really described what will happen in the class, especially for those outside of Hamline … Continue reading

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Synchronous meeting dashboard

A while ago I made a site (and blogged about it) that I dubbed “my turn now” (think of a young kid begging to play when you say that aloud) that facilitated moderating a discussion. At the time I made … Continue reading

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Cold live coding in class

I tried an experiment yesterday in my Introduction to Computational Data Science course. We have been working on doing analysis of Kaggle data sets, with each student having picked what they want to work on that will also lead to … Continue reading

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Computational Data Science early semester thoughts

I’m back in the classroom! At least for a semester anyways. In the dean’s office I teach one class per year and last year was a fully online course, so this is a fun adventure (so far at least). This … Continue reading

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One die to rule them all

For a number of years I’ve been working on finding ways to turn what looks like an unfair die to a fair one (see these posts). Recently I’ve made a lot of progress. This post shows how I’ve turned a … Continue reading

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Lifelong computational skills

I’m frantically putting together my syllabus for our brand new Computational Data Science intro course (this comes after a programming course) and I realized that I’m not using one of my favorite syllabus planning tools: this blog! This course was … Continue reading

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Virtual Physics Conference

I’m part of a grant team right now brainstorming a new project, and a part of it is potentially hosting a conference. We kicked around some ideas about it, and as usual in situations like this, we casually talked about … Continue reading

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Google Apps Script Physics Problem Database

I tweeted out the other day an opinion about using google apps script (GAS from now on) as a web framework: That led to some follow up from my awesome tweeps, including a nudge to write this blog post, so … Continue reading

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Shooting circuits

I’ve posted before about how I struggle teaching complex circuits (really just circuits that contain batteries and resistors in ways that can’t be analyzed with parallel and series tricks). There you’ll read about how I find that if I just … Continue reading

Posted in general physics, physics | 8 Comments

App for facilitating calling on people

“Two posts in one day?” you ask? Yep, I’ve kind of forgotten how useful it is to organize my thoughts here and to get such useful feedback from you awesome folks. I’ve been working on a new web app and … Continue reading

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