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Need Help? Don’t Forget to Use PhET’s Teaching Resources

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Teachers, as you go , check out #PhETsims teaching resources. These tips and activities can help you learn how best to use PhET in your instruction. Use the “Tips” button to find videos and written resources on integrating PhET. Easily search for teacher-submitted activities including labs, homework assignments, lectures, activities, and concept questions with the “Browse” button. Or, “Share” your activities with the PhET community.

Wednesday

Aug 26

2015

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

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

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

Don’t Forget to Join Us to Learn About Using PhET Sims for Teaching Balancing Chemical Equations

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

Using an Interactive Simulation to Support Development of Expert Practices for Balancing Chemical Equations

Monday

May 18

2015

Honoring Our Own PhET K12 Specialist: Teacher Trish Loeblein

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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

Wednesday

May 6

2015

Learn How to Guide Exploration with PhET Sims

Facilitating Acivities

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.

Tuesday

Mar 24

2015

PhET Downtime: Friday, March 20, 2015 10 PM to Saturday, March 21 8 AM

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.

Tuesday

Mar 17

2015

Free Encore Webinar on Using PhET for Teaching Chemistry with Trish and the AACT

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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

Thursday

Feb 19

2015

New Video on PhET’s YouTube Channel “Facilitating Activities with PhET: An Overview”

Facilitating Acivities

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?

Tuesday

Jan 20

2015