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
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:17

The recently published iPad app ChemTube3D (and related website for classrooms without iPads) will be discussed. It has a great deal of functionality - including a large selection of organic mechanism animations and models of structure and bonding.

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by Chad Husting
Sun, 10/15/2017 - 19:34

Check out the custom made chemistry swag I just purchased. 

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by Kaleb Underwood
Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:05

Beyond Appearances: Students’ Misconceptions about Basic Chemical Ideas on the Royal Society of Chemistry’s website has proven a wonderfully handy document to have around. The report is the work of Dr. Vanessa Kind of Durham University (formerly of The University of London) and briefly summarizes student misconceptions and possible pedagogical remedies in eleven different content areas.

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by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 10/02/2017 - 18:38

Every day, one new peer-reviewed research article from any ACS journal will be selected to be freely available and remain open access for all to read. These articles are selected based upon recommendations by editors of ACS Journals and made available as a service to the global research community. 

 

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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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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. 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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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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