New RTP and ILD Tools and Curricula: Video Analysis, Clickers and E & M Labs

David Sokoloff, Priscilla Laws and Ronald Thornton

Half-day workshop W32, at American Assoc. of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting,, Minneapolis, MN, 8:00-noon, Sunday, July 27, 2014.

RealTime Physics (RTP) and Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (ILDs) have been available for over 15 years--so what's new? The just released Third Edition of RTP includes five new labs on basic electricity and magnetism in Module 3 as well a new approaches to projectile motion in Module 1. Some of these new labs make use of video analysis. Also new are clicker-based ILDs. This hands-on workshop is designed for those who want to make effective use of active learning with computer-based tools in their introductory courses. These active learning approaches for lectures, labs, and recitations (tutorials) are based on physics education research (PER). Participants will work with new activities as well as original ones. The following will be distributed: Modules from the Third Edition of RTP, the ILD book, the Physics with Video Analysis book and CD, and Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite by E.F. Redish. Partially supported by the National Science Foundation. For more information, contact David Sokoloff. Pre-registration required. To register, go to the AAPT Web-Site.

Interactive Lecture Demonstrations--What’s New? ILDs Using Clickers and Video Analysis

David Sokoloff,  Priscilla Laws and Ronald Thornton

At American Assoc. of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, July, 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Date, time and location to be announced.

Description: The results of physics education research and the availability of microcomputer-based tools have led to the development of the activity-based Physics Suite. Most of the Suite materials are designed for hands-on learning, for example student-oriented laboratory curricula like RealTime Physics. One reason for the success of these materials is that they encourage students to take an active part in their learning. This interactive session will demonstrate--through active audience participation‚ Suite materials designed to promote active learning in lecture--Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (ILDs). The demonstrations will be drawn from energy, heat and thermodynamics, oscillations and waves, electricity and magnetism, light and optics. Results of studies on the effectiveness of this approach will be presented. This session should be of special interest to teachers of large lecture classes as well as those who teach small classes where only one computer is available. For more information, contact David Sokoloff. No pre-registration required. For more information on location, go to the AAPT Web-Site.

Activity-Based Physics in the Advanced Physics High School Classroom

Maxine Willis, Priscilla Laws, and Steve Henning

Half-day workshop W15, at American Assoc. of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 1:00-5:00 PM, Saturday, July 26. 2014.

This hands-on workshop is designed for teachers in advanced physics classes such as AP, International Baccalaureate and honors physics. Teachers attending should be interested in enabling their students to master physics concepts in mechanics by engaging in inquiry-based active learning. Participants will work with classroom-tested curricular materials drawn from the Activity Based Physics Suite materials. These curricula make creative use of flexible computer tools available from Vernier and PASCO. These materials have been developed in accordance with the outcomes of physics education research . Affordable access to the Suite materials for secondary school use is now available and will be discussed. For more information contact Maxine Willis, Associate Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dickinson College, willism@dickinson.edu. To register, go to the AAPT Web-Site.

Making Interactive Video Vignettes and Interactive Online Lectures

Bob Teese, Priscilla W. Laws, Kathleen Koenig and Maxine C. Willis

Half-day workshop W09, at American Assoc. of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 8:00-noon, Saturday, July 26. 2014.The LivePhoto Physics Project is creating online activities that combine narrative videos with interactive, hands-on elements for the user including video analysis or making predictions based on replaying a short video. They can contain branching questions, where the user's answer affects the sequence of elements that follow. They are delivered over the Internet and run in a normal browser on the user's device. The same software can be used to make both short Interactive Video Vignettes and longer Interactive Web Lectures for flipped classrooms or online courses. In this workshop you will learn how to make your own vignettes and interactive web lectures using a Java application. You must have your own web server to host your activities. The web page http://ivv.rit.edu/workshop has detailed requirements for the video equipment and website you will need. (Supported by NSF grants DUE-1122828 and DUE-1123118.) For more information contact Maxine Willis, Associate Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dickinson College, willism@dickinson.edu. To register, go to the AAPT Web-Site.

 

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