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by Mary Saecker
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 16:51

Innovation and Scholarship

The July 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: connecting art and energy, solar cells, examining organic chemistry students’ understandings, computer-based learning, molecular symmetry and visualization, inquiry-based learning, safety management, biochemistry, watching the archive: chemistry goes to the movies.

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by Ben Meacham
Mon, 07/09/2018 - 13:06

Learning targets are typically written as “I can” statements. Because our level of understanding is so much different than our students’, it is far too easy to write a target that you think is easily interpretable, while at the same time, remains unclear to your students. This article provides some information that will help teachers write meaningful learning targets.

 

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by Stephanie O'Brien
Wed, 07/04/2018 - 23:15

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) can be the vehicle by which teachers decide if and how a technological application can be incorporated into their classrooms. TPCK more recently coined as TPACK technology, pedagogy and content knowledge incorporates technology into Lee Shulman’s pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) construct. PCK is the means by which a teacher takes his/her content knowledge and transforms it into content knowledge for his/her students.

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:52

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

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by Mary Saecker
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 22:45

The June 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: investigating nanoscopic structures, innovative curriculum, inquiry-based investigations, using games to teach, outreach on climate change and research ethics, instrumental analysis, organic chemistry laboratory experiments, scientific data analysis, chemical education research, from the archives: food dyes.

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by Jean Hein
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 23:04

The University of Waterloo is doing another collaborative project! If you missed out on participating in our 2011 Periodic Table Project, this is your opportunity to have your students celebrate and be part of a worldwide initiative.

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 16:53

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

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by Mary Saecker
Mon, 05/07/2018 - 22:51

The May 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: electrochemistry and corrosion; textbooks; research on the chemistry teacher pipeline, argument-driven inquiry, and online homework; using everyday objects to teach; teaching organic chemistry with games; communication and writing; examining and creating innovative curriculum; computer-aided discovery activities; exploring kinetics; interdisciplinary laboratory investigations; from the archives: applications of 3D printing for teaching chemistry.

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by Roxie Allen
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:12

In the summer of 2016, there was a Modeling WorkshopTM for High School Chemistry just before BCCE in Colorado. I already had planned to go to BCCE, so I took the plunge. Two weeks of daily instruction and labs in student mode as well as teacher mode debriefing was exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. I left with a folder and flashdrive of curriculum resources provided by AMTA (the American Modeling Teachers Association.

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by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:19

Deanna Cullen shares highlights from the April 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

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