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BCCE: Day 2

By | July 31, 2012

Yesterday was another good day for me at BCCE. Here are some nuggets: SEE-I Technique: this can be utilized in chemistry to provide students an opportunity to clarify and explain their understanding of a concept. The “-I” part is the most critical, as students are asked to provide an abstract example of what the concept […]

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BCCE: Day 1 Recap

By | July 30, 2012

While not always in realtime (thank you Google Docs offline!), you can follow and ask questions/post comments on my notes from the BCCE conference here. Day 1 was short, but pretty good. While all of the sessions I attended didn’t fit my needs, some were really good. I’ll only discuss one today. The end of […]

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BCCE Bound!

By | July 28, 2012

Over the next several days, I will be attending the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education held this year at Penn State. This is the second time I've attended this conference. It's a great opportunity to comment with chemistry teachers and professors who are passionate about chemistry and more importantly, improving the quality of student learning. […]

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Exploring Vernier LabQuest 2 (and Juice)

By | July 11, 2012

We’ve used Vernier probes and LoggerPro frequently in our classes for years, usually using a computer/LabPro interface to collect data. We of course always get good data, but the limiting factor is always the computer, as boot up/login time on our network could take  anywhere from 5-10 minutes. Since we’ve got 40-minute periods on most […]

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New Year, New Classroom

By | October 9, 2011

Well, sort of. While I like to think of my classroom as student-centered, for the past two years, I’d been teaching in a classroom that looked like this: Pretty much everything but the desks and the chemicals are bolted to the floor. Even the student chairs are attached to the slanted desks, which made arranging […]

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