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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 Erica Posthuma
Wed, 01/15/2014 - 19:12

As this is my first blog post, I’d like to introduce myself to the ChemEdX community. I currently teach Chemistry I, Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry, and AP Chemistry at The University High School of Indiana. I use the Chemistry Modeling Curriculum in my classroom

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by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 13:10

ACS is offering an upcoming webinar highlighting safety called "Tales, Investigations, and Lessons Learned". The role of the US Chemical Safety Board will be defined. Root cause investigations of chemical accidents will be reviewed. Tips on how to prevent chemical accidents will be reviewed. 

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by Deanna Cullen
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:36

The Journal of Chemical Education is providing open access to the January 2014 issue. If you don't already have a subscriptiion, this is an excellent opportunity to check out what they have to offer. The new American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) is highlighted in several articles within the January issue.

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by Lowell Thomson
Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:32

By way of introducing myself, I'd like to respond to Deanna Cullen's blog post about social media here on ChemEd X with some ideas of my own. The reason I'm here is that Deanna found me through following one of the chemistry-related Twitter chats and invited me to join ChemEd X as a contributor. I currently teach IBDP Chemistry at the American International School of Bucharest. Since my early days as a teacher, I have utilized technology throughout my instruction. I also incorporate some ideas from the modeling chemistry movement to help my students understand chemistry at the particle level. I'm hoping to share some ideas that will inspire you to try new things, and I'm also expecting to learn a lot from all of you that interact with us here at ChemEd X.

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by Deanna Cullen
Sun, 01/12/2014 - 15:35

As I follow the conversations about the most recent chemistry classroom accident in Manhattan ), I see that many agree that we need to advocate for adequate required safety training of our present and pre-service teachers.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:09

Want to try an easy, yet interesting chemistry experiment this winter?  Try this:  Blow some bubbles into the outside winter air and catch one of the bubbles with a bubble wand.

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by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 01/08/2014 - 17:09
In light of the recent chemistry accident and my blog posts about safety, I want to make sure you know of this upcoming opportunity:
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by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 19:46

It has happened again. We just published a with a link to the US Chemical Safety Board’s . Less than a month later, a young boy has experienced the same nightmare scenario as the one described in the video.

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by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:48

The national ACS James Bryant Conant award was established in 1965 to encourage and recognize outstanding high school chemistry teachers. Candidates are chosen based upon evidence of high quality teaching, ability to challenge and inspire, extracurricular activities that support their work and pursuit of continued improvement of their role as an educator.

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by Deanna Cullen
Sun, 01/05/2014 - 17:21

Chemistry teachers are always looking for new ideas to reach students. Social media is a new frontier to reach students AND collaborate with other chemistry teachers around the world 24/7. I hesitated to join Twitter because it seemed like "just one more thing to add to my plate".  I did finally log on and created an account.

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