About me

I am an IB Chemistry teacher at International School Bangkok. I’ve taught in all of the following places: Seattle, WA; Los Angeles, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Tukwila, WA; Chonburi, Thailand, Bucharest, Romania and now back to Thailand in Bangkok. I’ve used technology as a teacher my entire career, having a Macintosh PowerBook from my first year teaching in 1994. At that point, it was only an administrative tool. Inspired by many, I’ve worked to integrate technology into my teaching. In some ways, I’m ahead of the curve, and in many other ways I’m way behind. This blog will be an attempt to share my journey about using technology in my classroom and reflections on my teaching practice in general.

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2 responses to “About me

  1. Hi Lowell.
    You might be interested in the online accessible resources I’ve been developing with the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre? Accessible here: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/chemistry/outreach/ccdc. Any comments/feedback appreciated. Please feel free to cascade to colleagues.
    Project is ongoing and I have recently begun a collaboration with the Protein Data Bank in Europe to produce learning resources on protein structure, function and uses. All these resources have been/will be produced by either UK A-level students or my final year MChem project students so are very much “peer-produced”.
    Best Wishes.

  2. Dear mr. Thomson,

    I enjoyed reading about your inquiry lab class blog posts, thanks! As I read in your ‘About me’ page that you have used technology during your entire career as chemistry, you might be interested in following me on https://twitter.com/labclassdoctor. Here I post insights from literature on laboratory classes, with a special focus on using technology in the laboratory. I started Tweeting based on my research, on introducing e-learning support to the laboratory class.

    Best regards,
    Koos van der Kolk, Ph.D.

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