In our freshman Chemistry laboratory course at Nicholls State University, tutorials (with embedded quizzes) are used as pre-lab assignments. The text and graphical information provide a sufficient basis to answer all the questions, but YouTube videos are embedded for students who may need additional help. The tutorials could be easily adapted for flipped instruction in high school and college lecture courses.
I am sharing a hack I use in my standards based grading (SBG) classroom to help things run more smoothly.
A paper that is peer reviewed multiple times garners enormous amounts of feedback to the student that one teacher cannot provide. This site offers a manageable system to do just that without overwhelming the teacher with the task of grading.
We all know how fundamental the mole concept is for stoichiometry. This year I brainstormed ways to really make it stick. I decided to do multiple mini-practicums, one for each learning target of the mole unit. I am sharing brief descriptions of the mini-practicums I did for each learning target.
Answers to common questions about the AP Chemistry Exam format, content, and grading.
I recently attended a workshop at my state conference about improvisation techniques to use in the classroom. As a teacher we are challenged to constantly adapt our pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of our learners, and this workshop provided some new strategies to do just that.
I am already planning for my trip to Illinois in July to attend ChemEd 2019! Let me tell you why I want to attend.
It is always helpful to have a lab that can be adapted to meet the needs of students. The "Magnesium Lab" is one of these experiments.
Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the December 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.
In an effort to align an old VSEPR lesson to NGSS, I told my students that we were going to look at the data available from the real molecules on the pHET simulation we were using and specifically look for patterns. Finding patterns is a cross-cutting concept; one of the three dimensions of NGSS.