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2010 Summer Meeting

2010 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 17-21, 2010
Portland, Oregon

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PhET Simulations - Fun Tools to Help Your Students Learn Physics
  Location: Neuberger Hall 222
  Date: Sunday, Jul.18
  Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  Price: Member: $80.00
Nonmember: $105.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Research in Physics Education
  Co-Sponsor(s): Committee on Educational Technologies
  Leader(s): Wendy Adams,
  Co-Leader(s): Katherine K. Perkins
  Description Simulations are fun and powerful learning tools that can be used in many ways in the classroom. We have found that students engage with simulations in a scientist-like way, asking their own questions and exploring at their own pace. This half day workshop will include a brief presentation about the free interactive simulations from the PhET Project including the research behind their development and a classroom study or two. The bulk of the workshop allows participants to explore the simulations and consider ways to use them in their classroom including lecture demonstrations, in class activities, homework and/or labs. Later in the day participants will pair with a fellow teacher who has similar classroom goals so that the remainder of the time can be spent planning and creating activities around sims for your classroom.
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