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One of the hurdles that holds teachers back from implementing standards-based grading is the gradebook. Most schools use an electronic learning management system. Some of these platforms have added customizations to support recording learning targets rather than point values. Even with the upgrades, teachers can benefit from some 'hacks' to assist in recording student achievement.
The notion is to increase student engagement and persistence by embedding game design elements in a course or lesson. It seems to work in other industries, but can game elements be successfully applied in educational contexts?
Skills for Success
The February 2020 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: dendritic growth; inspiring interest in science; writing to learn; group work; interlocking building blocks; medicinal chemistry; teaching organic chemistry; green chemistry; spectroscopy; polymer chemistry labs; teaching resources; from the archives: light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
Students’ preconceived notions about concepts may clash with the material that they are expected to learn. This cognitive dissonance creates discomfort for students.
As part of an NSF-funded project, a team of researchers is working to build an assessment library. They are looking for feedback from the chemistry education community. Your input will help them design this valuable resource. Educators are invited to participate in a brief interview about how this tool can be most useful.
There is a new process to renew your National Board certification coming in 2021.
This unique microscale gas collection technique provides students with reasonably good data in a short period of time. Students have more time to analyze the data and communicate their findings.