Picks

ChemEd X contributors and staff members are continually coming across items of interest that they feel others may wish to know about. Picks include, but need not be limited to, books, magazines, journals, articles, apps—most anything that has a link to it can qualify.

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by Stephanie O'Brien
Mon, 09/06/2021 - 17:49

With COVID creating the need for many virtual conferences over the last year and a half, this upcoming summer may provide the opportunity for teachers to return to face-to-face events. If you are a teacher looking for funding to attend a conference, check out these opportunities offered by the ACS Division of Chemical Education.

Recent activity: 2 months 3 weeks ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Mon, 08/30/2021 - 16:08

The Wisconsin initiative for Science Literacy has published Science Climate Concepts Fit Your Classroom - A Workbook for Teachers. This is a free online Workbook, readily available for secondary teachers and college faculty. This workbook includes many hands on activities that incorporate traditional science classroom concepts within the context of climate science.

Recent activity: 3 months 3 days ago
by Chad Husting
Sun, 08/01/2021 - 15:26

Rocketbook is billed as ¨The last notebook you will ever buy¨. In short, that statement could very well be true. A Rocketbook consists of a notebook of specialized paper. 

Recent activity: 4 months 1 day ago
by Melanie Harvey
Mon, 07/19/2021 - 17:02

Interested in expanding your instructional portfolio? What about getting involved with CUREs (Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences)? If so, check it out some more. 

Recent activity: 4 months 2 weeks ago
by Scott Donnelly
Wed, 07/14/2021 - 14:15

Beyond Benign develops and supports teachers to advance sustainable science education. Learn how these teachers are practicing Green Chemistry in the classroom, mentoring colleagues, and growing professional learning communities.

Recent activity: 4 months 1 week ago
by Rajasree Swaminathan
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 08:43

Rajasree Swaminathan has developed a series of books that combines story-telling and visual representation of the elements as human characters. Along with hands-on activities, these books have created enthusiasm in her chemistry classes.

Recent activity: 7 months 3 weeks ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Thu, 04/08/2021 - 09:31

This year so many in-person events at school have not been able to happen due to COVID restrictions. One activity that the author's science honor society students have enjoyed greatly is the Skype with a Scientist Live sessions. Students register in advance and then have the opportunity to be face to face with a scientist.

Recent activity: 7 months 2 weeks ago
by Deborah Herrington
Mon, 03/22/2021 - 14:35

3DL4US: A New podcast explores the extension of three-dimensional learning to higher education. Many episodes are relevant for K-12 educators as well.

Recent activity: 8 months 2 weeks ago
by Ben Meacham
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 14:12

The ability to provide meaningful feedback has been one of the most difficult aspects of hybrid and distance learning. Using the Chrome extension, Mote, allows teachers to attach an audio recording of their feedback to student work. 

Recent activity: 10 months 2 weeks ago
by Stephanie O'Brien
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 18:25

The website provides teachers and students the ability to take a Google Sheet and turn it into a wide variation of activities.

Recent activity: 1 year 1 week ago