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by Michael Morgan
Thu, 04/16/2020 - 16:30

Germany issued a pair of stamps that honor two fundamentally huge accomplishments in science in 1994. The Quantum Theory and Ohm’s Law. They were really well designed stamps and very accurate in their science.

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by Clarissa Sorens...
Fri, 04/10/2020 - 11:35

March came and went, and our whole world- individually and as an aggregate- was turned upside down with COVID-19 and its radically imposed isolation. Face-2-Face (F2F) instruction is now online and remote. Remote teaching. Remote learning. This post is based on the simple question- How does remote teaching change our ability to teach? 

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by Michael Morgan
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 16:18

Michael Morgan is the president of the Chemistry and Physics on Stamps Study Unit. He has collected stamps and shared his interest with others for almost 30 years. 

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by Ariel Serkin
Sun, 03/29/2020 - 07:26

No one really knows how to immediately transform an in person class to a distance learning environment. We struggle to provide an equitable education, whatever that looks like, for all our students and make accommodations for differences in learning abilities, home lives, internet access, in addition to mental and physical health.

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Recent activity: 3 months 3 days ago
by Josh Kenney
Mon, 03/23/2020 - 09:35

As COVID-19 spreads rapidly across the globe, life is drastically different. Schools, in particular, have been forced to adapt to the new norm of social distancing, closed facilities, and virtual learning. The author shares how he has structured his new Virtual Chemistry Course.

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by Chad Husting
Thu, 03/19/2020 - 14:54

We are now in a situation in which the most compassionate response each of us can express toward anyone is to stay six feet away. Regardless of the circumstances, we still need to find a way to help our students.

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by Melissa Hemling
Wed, 03/18/2020 - 14:04

Card sorts are a great way to bring powerful retrieval practice into your classroom. You will find several Card Sort Hacks you can use to step up your game! You can even share these digitally to students to cut and complete at home. 

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by Josh Kenney
Mon, 03/16/2020 - 08:44

Gameful learning isn’t about playing educational games; instead, it’s about creating a highly motivating and engaging learning environment by implementing proven game design elements into a course structure. With gamified learning, students are challenged and motivated to construct knowledge that goes far beyond the basics of an educational game.

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by Melissa Hemling
Sat, 03/14/2020 - 23:55

With millions of teachers and students facing remote-learning because of COVID-19, a global experiment may be a great way to engage students at home.

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by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 03/11/2020 - 23:23

ChemEd X will keep a running list of tips and ideas for remote / online instruction as long as COVID-19 keeps schools closed. We hope you will comment below if you have something to share that you don't already see here. Check back as this is a work in progress.

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