Doug Ragan's blog

Expo Neon Markers

As the trimester comes to an end, I have the chance to reflect with my chemistry students and ask them about course likes and dislikes.  A major "like" that came out was the use of the Expo brand neon markers.  I had heard about their use from Brian Bennett @bennettscience and how well they show up on the black lab tables.

goReact app

I was excited to recently come across a new free app for the iPad entitled goREACT by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

Building Atoms, Ions, and Isotopes

A few weeks ago, I presented at ChemEd 2013 "Flipping with Chemistry Apps". One app that I use in my HS chemistry class on the iPad is the app Building Atoms, Ions, and Isotopes HD Lite.

Gas Laws—Finally an app for that!

Moving from the computer lab to iPad? Then you need some apps. I have found two free apps that I use to replace computer-based gas laws simulations.

Teaching Chemistry With a Whole New "App"titude. Intro Blog 1.0


Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Doug Ragan and I have been a high school chemistry teacher for fourteen years.  Three years ago, I was approached by my high school principal and the conversation went like this,

Principal:  "You are one lucky guy."

Me:  "Really, why?"