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 Lowell Thomson
Wed, 09/20/2017 - 08:37

In this blog post I will summarize my use of EdPuzzle as an online platform for delivery of video content to my IB Chemistry students. It's an alternative to YouTube or your CMS/LMS that offers some unique features, such as inserting questions into the video and tracking student viewing habits.

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4d elements
by Chad Husting
Sun, 09/17/2017 - 18:21

Augmented reality is a type of technology that uses an app to turn a hidden QR code into a three dimensional object on a screen as viewed by your camera. I have heard that there are biology related augmented reality pictures. You can look at a heart on a piece of paper but when it is viewed through the app it appears to be beating and you can follow the blood flow with the camera. Elements 4D attempts to bring augmented reality to chemistry.

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by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 23:44

The Flinn website sums up their software with these sentences, "Flinn’s Online Chemventory™ Inventory Management System(link is external) is a cloud-based lab management system that allows multiple users on multiple devices from multiple locations! Available as a 1-Year, 3-Year or 5-Year license.

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Periodic Table of Tech
by Doug Ragan
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 15:04

With the start of the school year quickly approaching or having already started for others I wanted to take this chance to update a few resources regarding some periodic table websites and apps for you and your students. 

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by ChemEd X Web Admin
Fri, 08/11/2017 - 13:05

It was a pleasure to review this relatively short book with a wealth of information, instructions, and cleverly-chosen guidelines all pointed in one direction which is to help university students of all ages and backgrounds to become successful learners and facilitate their academic endeavors.

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by Robert Buntrock
Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:52

Work and family conflicts occur in most occupations and families but may seem particularly pronounced for professionals in academia.

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by Robert Buntrock
Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:43

This book is based on the ACS Symposium with the same title1, with additional chapters added in print. Thirteen chapters are grouped into three sections: jobs in the corporate, government, and academic sectors but much of the material presented applies to all three sectors. In addition, the helpful information and tips are of value not only to Ph.D.

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by Robert Buntrock
Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:33

This is an excellent book on careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), aimed at, “.. anybody contemplating or doing a doctorate in engineering or one of the physical sciences”.

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by ChemEd X Web Admin
Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:16

For over fifty years I have been interested in cars and the basic principles of internal combustion engines of all types. Dr. Geoffrey M. Bowers and Ruth A. Bowers, MEd have written the unique Understanding Chemistry Through Cars.

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by Mike Jezercak
Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:48

Joshua Schrier has taken on a traditionally difficult task, teaching computational chemistry. To do this successfully, the student has to have programming skills, a solid foundation in the theory and background in the methods employed from classical physics to quantum methods. Thus the task is daunting and why so few have taken it on.

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