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  • 1. Tools for the lazy teacher or How to use sarcasm to convince teachers to use new tools Problem Solu+on Lectures take too long to prepare and Let the students explain things to are too 1ring to give each other Explaining how molecules behave is Let simula1ons do the work (show, too hard dont tell) I explain the same thing over and over Record it once again My students think algebra is a some Let soEware do the tedious work sort of underwear made of seaweed Wri1ng and grading homework takes Put it on the web too much 1me 1
  • 2. hJp://joi.ito.com/weblog/2012/04/30/a-week-of-a-stu.html
  • 3. What structure is best represented by this picture? A B C hJp://pollev.com/kiku
  • 4. Which is the most likely state? h?p://pollev.com/kiku A B C D Dont know 4
  • 5. Which is the most likely state? h?p://pollev.com/kiku A B C D Dont know 5
  • 6. The probability of each state is A B C 0.125 0.250 0.050 0.375 0.250 0.450 0.375 0.250 0.450 0.125 0.250 0.050 D Dont know 6
  • 7. A B C 0.125 0.250 0.100 x x = A A B B C C B C A 0.375 0.250 0.400 0.375 0.250 0.400 3 x 0.125 0.250 0.100 x x = 7
  • 8. 0.4 0.35 0.3 0.25 sandsynlighed 0.2 0.15 0.1 0.05 0 0 1 2 3 antal par+kler i hjre side 8
  • 9. 0.09 0.08 0.07 0.06 sandsynlighed 0.05 0.04 0.03 0.02 0.01 0 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 antal par+kler i hjre side 9
  • 10. Polling Tools Program Cost (DKK)/Limita+on Polleverywhere.com Free/ 40 or 4000 per year Socra1ve.com Free/ 50 Learningcataly1cs.com Free 30 days/ 100 Free Simula+on/Visualiza+on Tools Program Uses/Advantages Jmol Interac1ve structures on the web (Chemtube 3D) Powerful scrip1ng language Google Jmol and xxx ChemDoodle Web Components Jmol lite/Molgrabber Avogadro Powerful model builder Molecular Workbench Molecular Dynamics 10
  • 11. Tools for Pen- and Screencas+ng Tool Advantages Disadvantages Cost (DKK) Smartpen/Smartpaper Real pen No color, no 1000 + 200 and paper graphics iPad/ Color, iPad wri1ng, 3700 + 250 + 30 Wacom Bamboo Stylus/ graphics max 10 minutes Explain Everything App Wacom Tablet/ Most Prac1ce needed 400 + 0 + 600 SketchBook/Screen ow/ exible Camtasia Library of Pencasts: khanacademy.org Screencas+ng can also be combined with Powerpoint, Maple, or Wolfram-Alpha 11
  • 12. PeerWise and wolframalpha.com Uge 1 modul 1 opgave 1b Uge 4 modul 2 opgave 1
  • 13. Summary What? Why? Simula1on tools Makes chemistry less abstract A simula1on is worth 10,000 words Polling tools Immediate feedback/ ac1ve learning Pen- and screencast Lecture on demand/repeat/skip Example problems Wolfram Alpha (Maple/Mathema1ca) Focus on the science, not the math PeerWise Immediate feedback/guided learning 13
  • 14. Now its your turn Why not make an account on polleverywhere.com download Avogadro at avogadro.openmolecule.net try screencast-o-matoc.com download Molecular Workbench at mw.concord.org/modeler check out chemtube3d.com play with web.chemdoodle.com/demos (Firefox or Chrome) explore wolframalpha.com/examples/Chemistry.html watch a pencast at khanacademy.org/science/chemistry nd out more about peerwise.cs.auckland.ac.nz/ make a pencast on an iPad try the Livescribe Pen A copy of the slides and much more info (including links) can be found here: h?p://+nyurl.com/647zzus
  • 15. A copy of the slides and much more info (including links) can be found here: h?p://+nyurl.com/647zzus 15