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by Doug Ragan
Fri, 09/11/2015 - 14:35

For anyone out there looking to do any screen recording may have already invested in . If not, I highly reccommend investing in it.

Recent activity: 11 months 5 days ago
by Erica Posthuma
Mon, 09/07/2015 - 10:54

Last year, I worked hard to teach my students how to fail and I believe it was the most important lesson they could have taken away from my class.

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Recent activity: 11 months 2 days ago
by Allison Tarvin
Sat, 09/05/2015 - 20:24

“I wish I knew then what I know now.” How often do you reflect on your first year of teaching? When I run into a student from my first few years, I catch myself hiding behind a clothes rack or ducking down the frozen food aisle. I’m embarrassed.

Recent activity: 4 years 1 month ago
by Tracy Schloemer
Sat, 09/05/2015 - 18:49

Recently, I saw this really funny meme on facebook about the creative process. I think it also sums up designing and sustaining students in long term inquiry:

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Recent activity: 7 months 1 day ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Thu, 09/03/2015 - 18:31

How does the blue to white color change occur in the foam of Scrubbing Bubbles or KABOOM Brand cleaners? Watch this video and find out.

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Recent activity: 10 months 3 weeks ago
by Sarah Kong
Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:02

Welcome back y'all! The beginning of the year is so exciting! I feel energized and look forward to meeting my new students. My classroom is neat and tidy, even my lab is organized and clean. And then, it begins. We do a lab, the students get to experience chemistry through some hands-on work, and I need to see what they have learned. Oh, the lab reports!

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Recent activity: 11 months 5 days ago
by Bob Worley
Tue, 08/25/2015 - 07:57

CLEAPSS is a subscription service, but our YouTube Channnel is an open source. The videos are designed for teachers and technicians in schools. They may just give you ideas. I have just put one up about electrostatics and the effect of magnets on water and oxygen. In a couple of weeks I hope to have a sequel showing the effect of magnets on precipitates and complexes.

Recent activity: 11 months 5 days ago
by Erica K. Jacobsen
Sun, 08/23/2015 - 18:12

Get ready for a splash of color during this year’s National Chemistry Week (NCW) celebration, October 18–24, 2015. The theme “Chemistry Colors Our World!” gives a chance to explore the chemistry of dyes, pigments, and light. An upcoming free webinar can get you started with resources.

Recent activity: 11 months 5 days ago
by Michael Morgan
Sat, 08/22/2015 - 20:56

I am just now getting caught up on all the things I recorded on my DVR this summer and came across a great two part special on the history of Uranium called .

Recent activity: 11 months 5 days ago
by Lowell Thomson
Sun, 08/16/2015 - 07:28

Throughout my 21 previous years as a teacher, I have really struggled to provide meaningful (and timely!) feedback to my students on their lab reports. Teaching IB Chemistry has really forced me to get better - and I have. Yet I still feel like this is an area for more improvement.I've got a series of blog posts planned to share some ideas with you - and hopefully garner some discussion that will be helpful for me also! First I'd like to share the mechanics of how I provide feedback.

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