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by Ben Meacham
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 15:26

Ben Meacham's high school chemistry classes are now virtual because of the pandemic. He shares what he has learned about editing videos for his students since they are unable to be in the lab. Students can watch the steps of the procedure and collect data from the video so they can complete a post-lab assignment. 

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by Kathleen Carrigan
Mon, 11/30/2020 - 20:58

Spend some time as the semester ends being grateful for the students who are in your classes. Then acknowledge that you are making a difference in their lives. Maybe not all of their lives, but some will be changed forever.

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by Chad Husting
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 09:09

What is the best type of assessments in a hybrid situation?  Perhaps open book and notes might provide the answer.

 

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by Michael Farabaugh
Tue, 11/17/2020 - 06:41

Free AP Chemistry prep exams are available for teachers. This is part of a research study occurring through the 2020-2021 year. Enroll today!

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by Ariel Serkin
Sun, 11/15/2020 - 13:20

When the world stopped back in March, I wrote that no one knew how to teach in a pandemic. Here we are, 8 months later and we are still learning and adapting every day. I know each teacher has their own unqiue set of challenges this year, but I have found some small wins that I’m happy to share.

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by Jennie Mayer
Fri, 10/30/2020 - 11:25

This blog post describes some strategies, including a tool called Calendly which makes scheduling appointments much easier, which might help increase office hour visitation.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Wed, 10/28/2020 - 14:14

Learn how to thermochemically analyze the Devil's Milkshake chemical demonstration - just in time for Halloween!

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by Chad Husting
Tue, 10/20/2020 - 19:21

Some teachers do not like the idea of letting students do a "redo" on an assignment.  It can, if done carefully, have a positive impact on students learning and the culture of the classroom.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Fri, 10/16/2020 - 10:14

Learn a simple way to relate the heat equation (Q = mcT ) to climate change.

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by Francisco Villa
Fri, 10/02/2020 - 16:40

To accommodate learning in the time of SARS-CoV 2 different hybrid instructional strategies have been deployed. This blog describes experiences with the HyFlex model.

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