Category Archives: teaching

Book editor in Google Apps Script

I’m teaching a class in the fall called “Web App Development with Google Apps Script” that I think I want to write my own book for. I started doing some of that using wikibooks, but I was frustrated at some … Continue reading

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Programming for me vs you

I almost titled this “I hate ‘input’ and ‘print’” but that’s not really true. I’m teaching a course called “Introduction to Computational Data Science” this semester, just like I did last spring, and even with only two days under my … Continue reading

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Synchronous dashboard with audio and breakouts

I teach again in just a week and have set a goal for myself to make an app that I can use in my synchronous meetings. As of this weekend, I think it’s working (see github repo here)! You can … Continue reading

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Physics Teachers Are Awesome

I’ve started a project that brings me joy. I’m hoping to help spread that around! I was looking around for ways that I could support physics teachers who were working so hard to teach during this pandemic. I was reflecting … Continue reading

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Boltzmann to Blackbody to Electoral College

Ok, I know that’s a weird title, but bear with me, this has some fun stuff in it, including some things I still need help with. The basic idea is that Planck’s solution to Blackbody radiation is an interesting way … Continue reading

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Fast Quantum Tunneling Method

This post describes a way to calculate tunneling probabilities for one dimensional quantum barriers. This method is easy to code up, and is very fast. Consider the following barrier. If your energy is less than 3 eV, you’ll just reflect … Continue reading

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Privileging screen space in virtual meetings

I’ve been thinking a lot about ways to make virtual classes and meetings as useful as possible. Certainly that’s what’s behind all my work with my synchronous dashboard (see here and here). These days I’m part of a team helping … Continue reading

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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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