A Spontaneous Push (from a student) for Flipping the Class

Today in my physics class, students are collecting data for a self-chosen research question. It’s a very simple lab using only tennis balls and simple measuring equipment like meter sticks and stopwatches. The students had to develop a research question and method. Ultimately, they’ll graph their data using either Excel or Logger Pro.

A student asked me about how to calculate averages in Excel. It’s something they’ve seen before, but this student simply couldn’t remember it. Lightbulb moment! If I had a tutorial up on my Moodle site about how to manipulate data in Excel (averages, etc.) it’d be a great resource for students that need extra help with things like this.

I love it when students push me to become a better teacher, even if they don’t realize it.



Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s