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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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Breadth vs depth

This tweet really got me thinking recently: @rjallain @orzelc Sorry if you have already discussed this, but I'm interested in a discussion on what college profs want from HS physics. — Casey Rutherford (@rutherfordcasey) May 15, 2014 In the Global … Continue reading

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Online academic bullying

I’ve been ruminating about this post for a few weeks now, and I think I’ve finally thought of a way to couch my argument. I figured an analogy would help, so let me start with that. My brother-in-law is a … Continue reading

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Dealing with cheating

At the APS Distance Learning conference last weekend there was a session on dealing with cheating. We heard from Dave Pritchard from MIT and Gerd Kortemeyer from Michigan State. Both of them have run courses using online homework (the MSU … Continue reading

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Help with odd lab equipment

I co-facilitated a physics teacher professional development week here at Hamline a few weeks ago. It was really great talking and working with so many physics teachers! One of the things that came up was the need to help identify … Continue reading

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GPD vs AAPT

This week I went to the summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). It was great to see so many friends (some of whom I hadn’t met face to face before) and it was fun to brainstorm … Continue reading

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Does voice matter?

As I was reading Shawn Cornally’s post on why the Rubik’s Cube team is trying to win a Nobel Prize tonight, I could hear him through it. All thanks to his wonderful appearance at a Global Physics Department meeting, I … Continue reading

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