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I polled the students in my flipped General Chemistry II class to see what they found useful for their studies. At the beginning of the Spring 2015 semester, we made a list of things they could do to help themselves learn chemistry. At the end of the semester I asked them to rate the things that we discussed. Here are some of the results. This post is a follow up to my earlier post The Flipped Classroom: To Video or Not to Video.
Most chemistry classes, including mine, rely heavily on in-class annotations. To do this, instructors need an annotation tool that integrates smoothly with the flow of class. Here is a brief review of several tools I've tried:
Last week, my youngest son started high school, and I was pleased to discover that several of his teachers use a flipped model and/or video components. I was pleased to see his geometry teacher's website, available here. He has all of the lessons for the year mapped out for geometry and for calculus. I wish my materials were as well organized.
It's been fun to watch Joshua working through the video content - He'll pause the video, jot down answers to the assigned questions, resume - I think it's going to be a great year.
The Journal of Chemical Education recently published an article on the use of lightboard setup designed specifically for in-class use:
Recently, OpenStax posted an interview with three professors (including two authors from our community) about flipping their classes. It's very interesting and helpful to see their responses side-by-side - enjoy!
Doug Schirch teaches chemistry at Goshen College in Indiana. Recently, he wrote:
I've been following your helpful website since about the beginning of the
year, when I started flipping the second half our GOB course for nursing
So, it's really been an interesting summer. A couple of updates on some very cool science education projects:
#1. The Lightboard Project
If you're thinking about attending an education conference this year, Kennesaw State University (Atlanta, GA area) is hosting ChemEd 2015, July 28-Aug 1 of this year. Here's a link to their site:
and to their detailed program: