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Physics Education Technology - University of Colorado, Boulder

Teaching Fractions?

Fraction Matcher

Try the HTML5 Fraction Matcher simulation. Under For Teachers see the video primer to learn about Fraction Matcher’s features and uses. Need an activity? Scroll down to see  the Teacher-Submitted Activities. Don’t forget that as a teacher, you’ll need to “Sign In” to access these features.

Thursday

Sep 24

2015

Looking for HTML5 Sims in Another Language than English?

Translation Utility

We’ve begun beta testing the new HTML5 translation utility.  So far, so good as we’ve had good reports from our volunteer translators. Once we are finished beta testing, you’ll start seeing translated HTML5 sims and new sims, too!

Thursday

Sep 17

2015

See the People Behind PhET Sims!

PhET Team

Ever wondered about the great team behind all our our sims? Check us out! We’ve updated our team page at: 

 

Thursday

Sep 10

2015

Upcoming Hooke’s Law Sim Enters Beta Testing

Hooke's Law Preview

We’ve been working hard to bring more HTML5 simulations this fall. One of our new physics simulation, Hooke’s Law, is entering Beta testing. Each simulation is extensively tested with students before we make them available on our website. Look for the new simulations soon.

Thursday

Sep 3

2015

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

TeachingResources

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

We’re Excited for the 2015-2016 School Year!

JohnTravoltage Sim

Get the sparks flying for the new school year with John Travoltage. Wiggle his foot and he picks up charges from the carpet. Bring his hand close to the door knob and get rid of the excess charge.

Good luck to both students and teachers for the upcoming year!

Thursday

Aug 20

2015

Try PhET’s Next-Gen Sims with Assessment Features

PhET Metacog Task Demo

Try PhET’s next-gen interoperable Concentration sim when it’s been linked with our partner metacog‘s rubric-based scoring. Try the task of making a batch of Invisible Ink and see how you do in real time. Learn about metacog’s rubric-based scoring in this video.

Wednesday

Aug 12

2015

Got PhET (Swag)? Visit our new CafePress Store!

CafePress
Ever wanted a #PhETsims t-shirt or coffee mug?
Visit http://www.cafepress.com/phetsims where you’ll find a variety of PhET gear, including mugs, t-shirts, iPad accessories, etc.
All proceeds go to helping us make more great #HTML5 sims! Support PhET today and help spread the word!

Thursday

Aug 6

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

Make Up Some Drinks with Concentration

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

PhET Interactive Simulations's photo.

Thursday

Jul 23

2015