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Have You Seen Our New Video Primers for Teachers?

Teacher Video Primer

We’ve added new teacher video primers to many of our HTML5 sims, and will have more on the way this fall! These video primers give a visual walkthrough of the features and common uses of a sim, as well as helpful information for using the sim to its fullest.

Sign in to our website today to start taking advantage of this new teacher resource! You’ll have to complete a new short registration process (less than two minutes!) to access the many new enhanced teacher support resources, including video primers, teacher-submitted activities, and commenting on activities.

Friday

Jul 31

2015

Make Up Some Drinks with Concentration

Make up some summer drinks and test the concentration with our Concentration sim!

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Thursday

Jul 23

2015

Next-Generation PhET Sims with Assessment Features

Metacog
We’ve been working hard on the Next-Generation PhET Sims. Our new partner, metacog, Inc., is unlocking the power of these enhanced sims, by linking up PhET’s emerging line of interoperable simulations with metacog deep-learning analytics services. With PhET plus metacog, you can capture student sim interactions, and gain insight on how students approach learning challenges with on-demand playback, automated rubric-based scoring, and real-time visualization capabilities.

For more information, visit http://phet.metacog.com

Thursday

Jul 16

2015

Free AAPT eMentoring Webinar with Trish Loeblein: Monday, July 13, 2015

Join Trish Loeblein Monday, July 13, 2015 8:00 PM EDT during a free webinar for the AAPT eMentoring program. Any one is welcome to attend. The AAPT eMentoring program is designed to connect high-school physics educators who desire additional guidance with experienced high-school physics educators. It is a free service that will enable colleagues to connect and learn regionally and nationally.

Join WebEx meeting: https://goo.gl/326YCQ
Meeting number: 730 348 181
Meeting password: aapt

Note: You will be prompted to enter your name and an e-mail. You probably will not need to enter any meeting number or password, but they are provided for your reference.

Friday

Jul 10

2015

29 HTML5 Sims and More Over the Summer…

We are busy working this summer to have more HTML5 sims ready for the 2015-2016 school year, as well as many other improvements to our website and teacher support and development.

Enjoy the summer! And, keep up-to-date with the latest at PhET on our social media sites including PhET’s BlogFacebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Tuesday

Jul 7

2015

Come See Us at ISTE in Philadelphia, June 28-July 1

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We’re going to be at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia, PA June 28-July 1. Come by our Booth #147 and see the latest HTML5 PhET simulations and the exciting developments coming up in 2015-2016.

Thursday

Jun 25

2015

PhET Simulations for Learning the Physics of Music

Waves

University of Colorado Boulder Prof. Ed Kinney uses PhET’s Wave on a String to teach principles of sound in his popular physics course, Sound and Waves. In the course, students learn what happens to the waves as they move through the air from a speaker or musical instrument into the ear and vibrate the parts of the inner ear. Kinney says that PhET sims such as Wave on a String show changes and movement of sound through time better than a still image: “There’s not a still picture in a book that you can get across what is happening in real time when sound waves come into your ear.  Still pictures don’t convey the understanding.”

Read more here: https://sparc.colorado.edu/kinneys-simulations-support-learning-complex-physics-concepts/

Thursday

Jun 18

2015

Please Send Us Your PhET Stories

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Have an inspirational PhET story? Has PhET changed how you teach? How your students learn? Inspired a student’s interest in STEM?

We are looking for a few personal stories to share with people around the world to capture how PhET simulations impact you or your students. Help us by filling out this short questionnaire. If your story is selected, we’ll contact you for more information, and feature you in our newsletters and blogs.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Share your story here: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aarTABodHFOjXEh

Tuesday

Jun 9

2015

Thanks for Choosing PhET as the Public Choice in the NSF Video Showcase

NSF Video Showcase

Thanks to all who voted!

PhET received all 3 awards in the NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase: Presenters’ choice, Facilitators’ choice, and Public choice.

We couldn’t have won without you!

 

Tuesday

Jun 2

2015

See the New HTML5 Simulation Pages Now LIVE!

New HTML5 Page

We are excited to now have individual HTML5 sim pages where you can easily access sample learning goals (under About), Teacher Tips and Activities (under For Teachers), Related Simulations, and Software Requirements. With the new pulldown menus, everything about the simulation is on a single screen. There’s also a link to conveniently access the corresponding original JAVA/Flash sims and their translations.

And don’t forget to help bring more improvements and HTML5 sims by donating at:

DONATE NOW

All donations are tax deductible.
Thanks for your support!

Wednesday

May 27

2015