I wrote down these notes when listening to Drew VandenHeuvel's presentation to the Global Physics Department. He is a genius who happened to student teach with me. I learned a lot.
a scale I wondered if there was something commercially available that
were good enough for your students to use, like a food scale that all
Meijer would have or something they could get from Amazon. I read of a
teacher recently who used all online textbooks for readings and the
like, and instead of putting a book list together made a equipment list
so each student had these items for class.
- If you required
an iPad for the course you could use apps like Screen Chomp, Explain
Everything, or Educreations for problem explanations. There must be Android equivalents of these apps.
- As soon as you require a tablet, you can also assume they have a camera. Cameras should be huge in making online physics instruction come alive.
- Could you
somehow take advantage of the fact that all your kids are in different
places to make a single lab that required data from all the students to
make the final lab data that is evaluated? I read this idea somewhere,
but I forget where.
- Finally, I am reminded of the attached screen shot of a presentation by Ken Heller about Context Rich Problems at the Global Physics Department. Having students make problems for each other seems like a way of increasing engagement with each other online. If we move to have students make problems as part of their understanding what role to Heller's rules have for students?