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The ability to balance chemical equations is a foundational skill in chemistry. This week Yuen-ying Carpenter, Emily Moore, and Director, Kathy Perkins will be available to discuss employing guided-inquiry activities along with PhET simulations to teach students skills in balancing chemical equations. Please join the discussion at http://confchem.ccce.divched.org/2015SpringConfChem
Congratulations to Conifer Chemistry Teacher and PhET K12 Specialist, Trish Loeblein, on her retirement from teaching!
Trish has been a dedicated teacher for over 30 years, and a member of the PhET team for the last 10, helping design over 50 simulations and contributing over 130 guided-inquiry-based activities along with many teacher resources! Her activities are the most popular in our database with more than 900,000 downloads in the past year. In addition, she has run numerous teacher workshops and webinars, both locally and nationally. Over her many years of teaching, Trish has touched thousands of students focusing on their learning, specifically understanding and learning to think, NOT just memorization.
Thanks Trish for inspiring a generation of students! And while the students will certainly miss you in the classroom, we are excited that you will continue to work part-time with PhET! #ThankaTeacher
Now at our For Teachers site, we’ve added tips on how to productively guide a student’s exploration with PhET Sims. See the latest video Facilitating Activities with PhET: An Overview, and download support materials including:
Effective Facilitation of Activities in Elementary and Middle School. A detailed overview of facilitation strategies to help students work effectively on activities using PhET simulations.
PhET’s Reflection Rubric. A rubric for teachers to reflect on the success of an activity using PhET simulations in K12.
PhET (http://phet.colorado.edu) will be unavailable from Friday, March 20 at 10:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time until Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time due to necessary maintenance performed by the University of Colorado Office of Information Technology.
We apologize in advance for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Did you miss Conifer Chemistry Teacher and PhET K12 Specialist Trish Loeblein discuss her personal experiences on how and why she uses PhET in her chemistry classroom last fall?
This Wednesday, Trish will give an encore presentation, including addressing suggestions and questions from the over 190 attendees from last fall’s webinar. Listen to and chat with Trish as she shares her strategies, course planning documents, lessons, and student handouts for regular and advanced chemistry.
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 5 PM, MST
Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4007410185230266626
Have you seen our latest video, Facilitating Activities with PhET: An Overview? This video gives an overview of strategies for effective facilitation of K12 activities using PhET. Hear about some examples from fellow teachers. Should students play with PhET before discussions? How do you address questions about the simulation? How do you enable students to explore on their own?
We’ve made it easier to learn about how best to use PhET simulations in your instruction. All centrally located now on the “For Teachers” page, you will find a variety of useful information along with a new video: Teachers and Students Speak: An in-depth look at the PhET simulations and their uses in college and K12.
Use the “Tips” button to find videos and written resources on integrating PhET sims. Easily search for teacher-submitted activities including labs, homework assignments, lectures, activities, and concept questions with the “Browse” button. Or, if you’d like to “Share” your activities with the PhET community, learn how to contribute your own materials to our growing database.
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Try the latest teaching guides from PhET’s Amanda McGarry for #HTML5 Graphing Lines. These activities can be used as part of a three-day sequence or individually. The lessons are aligned with the CCSS in Mathematics and the Standards of Mathematical Practice and include complete outlines as well as annotated activity sheets.
- Day 1: Slope allows students to make connections between the slope formula and a graphed line, and to discover how the slope formula works.
- Day 2: Slope-Intercept has students exploring slope-intercept form of a line as they manipulate either equation or graph.
- Day 3: Point-Slope has students exploring point-slope form of a line and testing their knowledge of graphing lines with the built-in game.
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