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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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by Chad Husting
Sun, 09/20/2020 - 15:07

"Google Forms" can be a powerful tool to assist both virtual and face to face students in chemistry.

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by Jerry Godbout
Sun, 09/13/2020 - 19:15

Determining the empirical formulas of ionic compounds based on charge balance is often a challenge for beginning chemistry students. Many visual aides have been developed for this purpose, from repurposing commercial interlocking bricks to custom 3-D printed bricks. This article describes yet another option– upcycled can carriers.

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