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John Osterhout
A few semesters back, a student sent an email to one of my faculty explaining that "I'm really good at algebra, it's just that chemistry algebra that gets me." I had always interpreted that statement as a frustration with the problem-solving nature of freshman chemistry. Maybe the student was good at algebra but just couldn't handle the word… (Show more)
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Kevin Revell
Click on the activity to open it in a new window: Source: React App (https://savi-cdn.mldev.cloud/revell/BOMB-SPARK-2187/savi-revell-bombcalorimeter/index.html)
Brandon Tenn
iClicker Reef is a great tool for formative and summative assessments.  In this article, I will summarize the ways I use the different question types in order to conduct various types of (non-content related) formative assessments.    Multiple Choice:   1.  Student Understanding                 How well do you feel you understand  ____ ? A.  Piece… (Show more)
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Brandon Tenn
My classes are rife with groans and sighs when passing back exams and quizzes.  To try and encourage student persistence and grit development, I decided to implement mastery based quizzes like Kevin mentioned in a previous flippedchemistry.com post.    I gave students three attempts to pass a quiz on dimensional analysis.  The first attempt was… (Show more)
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Kevin Revell
  If you're interested in a fall active-learning workshop, I invite you to join us on Friday, Oct. 27, in Dallas TX.  The event will be held at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and will feature a strong lineup of speakers:   Workshop Agenda: 10:05–10:50 am. "Active Learning Simplified." Kate Biberdorf,  University of Texas at Austin… (Show more)
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Kevin Revell
On January 12, 2018, 8-4 pm, Merced College (3600 M St., Merced, CA 95348) will be hosting a conference on Active Learning.  This conference is open to all post-secondary educators in 2-year or 4-year public or private institutions.  There is no registration fee for this conference, but seating is limited.  For more information, to register, or to…
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Kevin Revell
For more details, see here: A Chemistry Workshop: Strategies & Tools You Can Use for Active Learning      Workshop Agenda:  10:05–10:50 am. Active Learning Simplified, Dr. Kate Biberdorf,  University of Texas at Austin  11:00–11:50 am. Dr. John Sibert IV, University of Texas at  Dallas  12:05–12:35 pm. Lunchtime session with Leslie…
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Brandon Tenn
On January 12, 2018, 8-4 pm, Merced College (3600 M St., Merced, CA 95348) will be hosting a conference on Active Learning.  This conference is open to all post-secondary educators in 2-year or 4-year public or private institutions.  There is no registration fee for this conference, but seating is limited.  For more information, to register, or to… (Show more)
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Brandon Tenn
Problem: The same student(s) always answer questions. Solution:  Popsicle sticks The same student(s) always answer questions while the rest of the class remains quiet.  How can we get other students involved in the discussion?  Place each student's name on a popsicle stick and place the popsicle sticks in a container.  When seeking responses,… (Show more)
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Cate McCaffery
Macmillan Learning is proud to announce that The Flipped Learning Global Initiative has named Introductory Chemistry author Kevin Revell one of the top 40 Flipped Learning educators worldwide.   The list, compiled annually by the FLGI executive committee, names the top 100 K-12 educators from around the world who are identified as driving forces… (Show more)
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