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by Deborah Herrington
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:55

Recent efforts have recognized the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards as the most current research regarding what we know about teaching and learning of science, and have suggested that 3-dimensional (3D) instruction should guide science instruction at not only the K-12 level, but also at the college level.

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by Scott Milam
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:27

Light is a challenging topic in chemistry. In this article, I share an outline of how I approach the content related to interactions between matter and light using activities, a simulation, demonstrations and whiteboards.

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:19

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the October 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

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by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 15:26

Maria Gallardo-Williams and Holly Walter Kerby created The Mole Storytelling Jam (modeled after the popular Moth Lab) and hosted the inaugural event as part of the 2018 BCCE. Read the interview with Maria and Holly. You can listen to all the stories shared at the event as well.

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by Mary Saecker
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 15:01

The Human Side of Teaching and Learning

The October 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: research on: AP chemistry reform and writing instruction; novel teaching approaches; demonstrations: safety and effectiveness; augmented reality and technology for teaching; using stories and history to teach; exploring acid-base chemistry; understanding energy; biochemistry in the laboratory; teaching resources; astrochemistry resources for National Chemistry Week 2018.

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 00:24

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the September 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

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by Mary Saecker
Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:25

The September 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: reticular chemistry; laboratory research experience for students; historical perspective; chemistry and the environment; laboratories using color to understand chemistry; electrochemistry laboratories; DIY instrumentation; organic semiconductors; orbitals; computer-based learning and computational chemistry; from the archives: paper chromatography.

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by Jenelle Ball
Sun, 09/09/2018 - 00:18

Jenelle Ball, the immediate past chair of AACT, shares some current events and visions  related to ACCT. This is the first of what we hope will be a series of informal articles highlighting the benifits of joining AACT. 

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by ChemEd X
Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:45

ChemEd X organized and hosted its inaugural symposium, Chemical Education Xchange: Engaging with Contributors, featuring invited speakers during BCCE 2018 at Notre Dame. The presentations of our Lead Contributors and Associate Editors were well-received. ChemEd X plans to host similar symposia at future conferences.

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by Mary Saecker
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:27

Relevant Topics for Instruction and Assessment

The August 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: the chemistry of candy and sugar, examining virtual learning for laboratories, strengthening student understanding of acid-base chemistry, building scientific communication skills, emphasizing learning, sustainability and green chemistry, cost-effective resources and techniques, laboratory investigations, ConfChem conference on mathematics in undergraduate chemistry instruction, erupting from the archive: soda geysers.

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