Post by Andrea Nicholas on May 22, 2015 15:39:24 GMT -8
There is a STEM Ed Resources page set up on the STEM LEC website with a list of online support pages. Please let me know if you have any additions you would like to make to this site. We can also add a page link that highlights specific tools & techniques we are currently using with personal reviews. For instance, I've been implementing online supplements from Rocketmix and might post a link and review there. Please feel free to send anything my way I will post it.
Maybe we can come up with some general measures or ways to rate tools & techniques: 1. Preparation time & materials costs 2. Fees for faculty or students 3. Time spend in or outside class 4. Assessments of impact on students
I'm just throwing something out there etc... Please let me know what you think. Maybe after coming up with some really great techniques that we know work well, we can organize faculty workshops at our various campuses.
Post by CarrieMenke on May 24, 2015 20:27:02 GMT -8
I like the idea of having information about specific tools, uses, and other information to help people find and use resources efficiently.
MIT Tech TV (http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/physicsdemos/videos) Free, linkable and downloadable videos of physics demonstrations. I've found the easiest way to find applicable videos is to browse by clicking one of the tags.
PhET Interactive Simulations (https://phet.colorado.edu/) "PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations." Although the graphics are a bit old-school, they're excellent simulations on a variety of topics. They can be used in the classroom, as prep, or homework; simulations can be run online or downloaded. Various instructors have uploaded teaching materials based on the simulations; I've found a variety of clicker questions that are particularly helpful. MasteringPhysics incorporates PhET simulations in some of their tutorial questions, but I've found these to be a bit convoluted (parts a - h) and rather inhibits students' exploration of the simulation.
Veritasium (https://www.youtube.com/user/1veritasium) A YouTube channel that posts various demonstrations, interview, etc. for science and engineering. The videos are engaging and have high production quality.