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Xperience is where contributed, but not reviewed, ChemEd X resources such as blogs and opinion pieces are found. Here you can find blogs in which our contributors express their personal empiricism and polls in which you the community can provide your opinions.

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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by Kathleen Carrigan
Sat, 09/12/2020 - 01:45

Are you expecting too much or little of your students working from home? Perhaps this blog post will help with setting expectations and evaluating how much time your students should devote to online learning. And hopefully, the suggestions in this blog will help in lowering your stress levels. 

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by Melissa Hemling
Mon, 09/07/2020 - 17:41

Reflections of a high school teacher after one week of teaching in the hybrid schedule. Download a copy of the author's Class TImer and Brain Break Google slides.

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