Category Archives: ChemEd X-Change

New Blog Post at ChemEd X-Change: Review of Free iPad App “Chemical Detectives”

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

Lowell

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Working on a series of blog posts about lab report feedback

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!

 

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A new post up on ChemEdX-Change about using Google Hangout for an Online Review Session

Things have been a bit crazy around here, with finals week and marking labs to end the semester assessments. But I managed to put up a quick post about how I used a Google Hangout – at the suggestion of a student – for an online review session to help my IB Chemistry students prepare for their semester final.

Check it out here.

How do you connect with your students?

Thanks.

Lowell

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A New Blog Post at ChemEd X-Change

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.

Thanks.

Lowell

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New blog post at ChemEd X-Change

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.

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New Post at ChemEd X-Change

I just published a new post at the ChemEd X-Change reflecting on a guest speaker I had visit my chemistry class recently. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience – and one I hope to replicate in future years.

 

Check it out: http://www.jce.divched.org/blog/reflections-virtual-guest-speaker-visit-my-chemistry-class

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