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Lessons From the Physics Sandbox

The Black Hole of Video Editing Let Me Escape So I Could Write This Post A picture is worth a thousand words, so, using of unit cancellation method, this video is worth.... So I'll just be quiet and ask you to watch! The original goals of this lesson are outlined in the lesson plan below, inspired by the Backwards [...]

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Living in the Multi-Tech Universe (Without the Fight)

"PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY" "IF I SEE YOUR PHONE IN CLASS, I'M TAKING IT" "TURN YOUR SCREENS SO THEY FACE ME" All of these phrases have come out of my mouth, and they all will undoubtedly come out again. However, I want to try and replace those phrases with: "Maybe it might be time to tell your friends that you [...]

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Kinematics Through a Physics Sandbox Program: Algodoo

At Jakarta Intercultural School, 10th grade marks the move from general to specialized science. Physics A is a semester-long 10th grade course that covers the basic ideas of motion and forces in order to prepare them for either IB or AP sciences. In a nutshell, my course 5 project will be to integrate an open-source 'sandbox' physics engine, Algodoo, into [...]

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Physics with Algodoo Begins!

We are now 3 lessons in to the kinematics unit in my grade 10 physics course. My final project is based on integrating Algodoo, a "physics simulation gaming engine" into a semester long physics course based on mechanics. Originally, I had hoped to have all of the assignments planned out fully before copying the packet used during the course. I [...]

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The trouble with “final” projects: Considering them finished!

I've found the most difficult part of this final project is not what I thought it would be. I had originally anticipated the horror of video-logistics (gathering sufficient footage, storyboarding, filming, editing, etc.) would be the most challenging. Instead, I am now running into a very different sort of problem: Considering the implementation of this unit complete and moving into [...]

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Modding Your Professional Learning Network

Professional development is great, but the real growth in education comes from individuals that you interact with. Building your own network of educators that inspire, teach, and challenge you is crucial to continuing your growth as a life-long leaner (and teacher). Twitter If COETAIL did one thing that I didn't think would ever happen, it got me convinced of the [...]

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