We are so excited to have online #HTML5 Energy Skate Park: Basics! Help bring more #HTML5 sims with a donation to PhET’s Annual Campaign. Any amount helps!
And, Happy Holidays and New Year!
Your PhET Team,
Dr. Kathy Perkins, Director and Dr. Kathy Dessau, Assistant Director
along with Aaron, Amanda, Amy, Ariel, Arnab, Beth, Bryan, Carl, Chris, Emily M., Emily R., Jesse, John, Jonathan, Karina, Liam, Linda, Matthew, Mike, Noah, Oliver O., Oliver N., Robert, Yuen-ying, Sam M., Sam R., Steele, Stephanie, and Trish
Looking for device-specific simulations? With the this new page (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/by-device), we’ve made it easier to find either iPad/Tablet or Chromebook PhET simulations.
- ‘iPad/Tablet’ lists all HTML5 sims or those that have an HTML5 version.
- ‘Chromebook’ lists all HTML5 sims or those that have an HTML5 version as well as all Flash sims. (Chromebooks support Flash.)
Note: once you’re in on the specific sim page, click on the Orange “Run in HTML5″ button.
It’s #GivingTuesday! Please give the gift of science and math to millions of children around the world. If you’re an educator, parent, student, STEM supporter or a company, please consider donating to PhET today. Any amount helps — minimum donation is $10.
This Thanksgiving season, we at PhET are especially thankful to have such a wonderful PhET community. We thank you for:
- Including PhET in your lessons, lectures, labs, handouts, and homework
- Sharing your teaching activities on PhET with other teachers around the world
- Translating the simulations into over 70 languages
Just in 2014, over 75,000,000 sims have been run from phet.colorado.edu
Wish us luck for the final selection at the BETT Show January 21-24, 2015 in London!
Try the new #HTML5 Faraday’s Law simulation to learn what happens when a magnet moves through a coil. What affects the brightness of the bulb? What’s the difference between moving through big versus small coils?
Don’t forget PhET in your year-end giving.
Help give the gift of learning and keep PhET free!
We are searching for qualified candidates who are interested in joining the PhET team as a full- or part-time “Professional Research Assistant.” We are seeking specifically educators with a background in teaching, preferably at the middle school or high school level.
With our current emphasis on building and studying simulations for middle school math and science, advancing our teacher professional development resources and support system, branching into tablet and touch-compatible simulation design, increasing the accessibility capabilities of our simulations, and advancing the use of simulations in undergraduate chemistry, responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
1) Redesigning (as part of a 3-5 person team) existing PhET simulations, incorporating new findings on effective sim design and adapting designs for use on touch-devices. (Software programming is NOT required. PhET has a team of in-house software developers).
2) Designing new PhET simulations.
3) Conducting user-testing through interviews of students using simulations.
4) Supporting simulation design, development, and research efforts – e.g. analyzing data, supporting classroom research studies, searching for web resources, etc.
5) Helping to liaison to and support the K12 community.
6) Assisting with marketing and dissemination of PhET resources to teachers: develop and represent PhET in online teaching forums and resources; run exhibit booths at national and local conferences; assist with teacher workshops.
7) Responding to inquiries to PhET about science/math questions and new simulation ideas.
For more information and specific qualifications, see the online posting at:
Please consider applying! And, share this information with your colleagues who might be interested.
Have you received our Fall 2014 newsletter? Read about our new “For Teachers” page, learn what’s in the pipeline, and see what conferences we’ll be attending in the coming year.
And, don’t forget, we’ve started our annual end-of-year campaign. Please help support PhET at http://phet.colorado.edu/en/donate.