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Come to PhET’s Workshop at the ICCE 2014 Conference

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Come to PhET’s workshop, Using PhET Interactive Simulations, at the ICCE 2014 conference in Toronto, Canada on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM. Presented by PhET’s Yuen-ying Carpenter, Bryce Gruneich, and Emily Moore, this workshop will provide an introduction to our 30 chemistry simulations that support students from middle school to undergraduate levels in developing conceptual models of macroscopic and microscopic phenomena through inquiry. You’ll learn strategies for effective use for teaching and learning – highlighting specific teaching approaches that target common student difficulties and scaffold student understanding. Additionally, we will provide guidance and feedback for writing effective questions and activities around PhET simulations.

And don’t forget to stop by our booth.

Wednesday

Jul 16

2014

Scheduled Maintenance Over the Next Few Nights

Due to some ongoing website issues, we will be performing maintenance on the PhET website over the next few nights (Mountain Daylight time). This will affect only parts of the site, specifically logging in, some activity pages, etc. It should not affect the simulations. We expect that the maintenance will last over an hour. During this time, some parts of PhET may experience periods of unavailability. If you experience persistent issues, please e-mail the PhET Help Desk at phethelp@colorado.edu.

Thanks for your patience.

Monday

Jul 14

2014

Thank You W. W. Norton & Company for Your Support

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Thank you W. W. Norton & Company for your support of PhET’s chemistry simulations. Your generous donation will go directly to bringing more HTML5 simulations to students around the world.

Tuesday

Jul 8

2014

See How to Use PhET Simulations with OfficeMix

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Watch our new video in the Featured Gallery section #OfficeMix to learn how to create fun, exciting and interactive lessons using PhET simulations and OfficeMix.

 

Thursday

Jun 12

2014

Fuel PhET’s Summer Work with Our End-of-School Campaign

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Over the 2013-14 school year, we were able to redesign and publish 16 new HTML5 versions of our simulations. And, even though school’s ending, PhET will be hard at work during the summer.

So please donate today and keep this important work on track. Together, we can make the draft version of Circuit Construction Kit a reality, and bring the many other simulations to HTML5 compatibility along with a more modern look and feel.

Monday

Jun 2

2014

Learn the Latest News from PhET’s Spring 2014 Newsletter


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Have you received our Spring 2014 newsletter?

And, don’t forget to fuel our summer work with an end-of-school campaign. We’ll be working hard over the summer to bring even more HTML5 simulations: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/donate

Tuesday

May 27

2014

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!

PhETThankaTeacherFrom all of us at PhET Simulations,

A Big Thanks to Our Teachers for Bringing PhET Simulations into Your Classrooms!

And for inspiring us to advance science and math education!

#ThankaTeacher

Thursday

May 8

2014

Thank You University of Colorado College of Arts and Sciences for Your Support

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Thank you University of Colorado College of Arts and Sciences for your generous support of our Crowdfunding Campaign for our “Teach with PhET” site. Their gift of $20K helps build the new “Teach with PhET” site which will provide teachers - in neighborhood schools around the world – with the resources, guidelines and community needed to effectively utilize our simulations.

Every donation helps with our goal of $500,000 (or ~20,000 people giving ~$25 each). Your donation of $25 will help build the home page or the community pages!

Add your “two-cents” at http://www.crowdrise.com/helpbuildteachwithphet.

Wednesday

Apr 30

2014

New HTML5 Acid-Base Solutions Simulation Now Online!

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We’ve added Acid-Base Solutions to our collection of HTML5 simulations. Thank you Royal Society of Chemistry for your generous donation that supported the development of this simulation. See these simulations at PhET’s site and at LearnChemistry.

How do strong and weak acids differ? Use lab tools on your computer to find out! Dip the paper or the probe into solution to measure the pH, or put in the electrodes to measure the conductivity. Then see how concentration and strength affect pH. Can a weak acid solution have the same pH as a strong acid solution?

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Wednesday

Apr 23

2014

Director, Kathy Perkins, Attending Hewlett Foundation OER Meeting

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Next week, PhET Director Kathy Perkins will be attending The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s OER Grantees Meeting hosted by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education. At this meeting, the OER community will explore the value proposition of OER and discuss the impact. By sharing our work with others in the OER community, we hope to advance STEM worldwide!

Thursday

Apr 17

2014