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2011 AAPT Summer Meeting
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Date: Monday, August 01


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Don't Put That Phone Away: Personal Electronics in the Classroom
  Location: HC 3027
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 1:00PM - 2:30PM
  Presider: Steve Perroni,
  Co-Presiders(s): Nina Daye
  Equipment: N/A
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Physics apps for the iPhone, the Touch, and the iPad
  Location: HC 3027
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 1:00PM - 1:30PM
  Author: Andrew Duffy, Department of Physics, Boston University
508 5234135,
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: This talk will discuss physics apps for the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and the iPad. You can create your own apps and make them available through the App Store, and we will address that process briefly. However, there are a significant number of physics-related apps already available through the App Store, and we will talk about some of these and about ways in which you can use them in your own classes. Finally, some lucky attendees will receive a code so they can download a physics app for free.
  Footnotes: A link to some app information:
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VCalc: An iPhone app for Intro Physics Courses
  Location: HC 3027
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 1:30PM - 2:00PM
  Author: Steve J. Spicklemire, University of Indianapolis
(317) 847-3548,
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: VCalc is an RPN vector calculator for the iPhone/iPod designed to help in performing various vector-intensive computations on a portable device. VCalc was created out of a need to perform vector calcuations like those required in intro physics courses, particularly the great "Matter and Interactions" curriculum developed by Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood. This talk is a "behind the scenes" view of the development of an iPhone application intended for student use and the likely potentialities and limitations of such an approach. Alternative approaches and related apps are also discussed.
  Footnotes: URL for VCalc:
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Student Choices: Podcast or Text Preferences of Elementary Science Methods Students
  Location: HC 3027
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 2:00PM - 2:30PM
  Author: Cathy M. Ezrailson, University of South Dakota
  Co-Author(s): Shane Miner
  Abstract: As part of an ongoing study with digital methods of content delivery, students in an Elementary Science Methods course were given the choice of content type: Podcast and/or text while studying assessment models. Student choice of and comfort level with digital media were examined. Student choice yielded some surprising results and interesting feedback.
  Footnotes: None
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