It’s been a slow few months for me, as I’ve been bogged down with school work. But I’m back on a bit of a writing schedule, so I hope to be more active this year.
ChemEd X-Change just published a blog post of mine about an iPad App (Chemical Detectives) that gives students an opportunity to practice identifying compounds using spectra (C-13 NMR, proton NMR, Mass Spec and IR, along with percent composition data). It’s one of the best free iPad Apps I’ve ever seen, actually.
Check it out here.
Until next time, keep it #MintyFresh
Wow, I have been really bad with blogging lately. No excuses this time.
But I am working on a series of blog posts over at ChemEdX-Change related to giving feedback on lab reports. This is a big emphasis of mine this year as I’ve got a group of seniors in the first year of a new IB Chemistry syllabus. I’d love to see some really high quality lab reports – and I think meaningful feedback could help with that.
The first post is related to the logistics, aka work flow, I’ve created for providing the feedback on student lab reports. Here is the link. The next blog post will be about creating a comment bank to use for the lab reports. I’ve written about that previously here, but I’m re-exploring the idea and trying it again. More on that later.
Until next time, keep it #MintyFresh!
I just published a post about using Google Forms to collect data and feedback on my videos. Check it out here. If you use something like Google Forms to collect feedback for your videos, I’d love to hear how it works for you. Or any other thoughts to share.
I’m a few months into the school year at my new school (ISB) and things are going well. I’m really enjoying the year so far.
My IB Chemistry students have done a little blogging. What I’ve noticed is that it’s difficult to find a good audience for so many blogs, as I currently have about 60 students in three classes. That’s a lot of blogs to follow!
I’ve created a page to “collate” the first blog post here. To advertise, I’ve sent out some tweets using #Comments4Kids along with a few other hashtags. I’ve also tried to find some larger names in the Twitter world to get some RT Power. It’s starting to work, but there are still quite a few blog posts in need of an audience.
So if you have the time, please follow the link to the chemistry student blogs. Ideally, in that perfect world, you’ll also find time to make a comment or two. And in an even more perfect world – if such a place exists! – you’ll find blogs that don’t have comments yet. Please.
Thank you in advance if you find time to comment. And I’m happy to read a few of your own student blogs to pay it back. Just leave me a blog URL in the comments and I’ll drop in for a visit.
I just put up a post at ChemEd X-Change discussing my use of an introductory video to set the stage for the year with my new students in Bangkok.
Check it out here.
Until next time, keep it #MintyFresh.