Technology in Physics
Uses for the ELMO…
- Most common:
- Notes / problems.
- Produces a hard copy
- Easier to see
- Maintain fine control
- Shuffle easily between “boards”
- “Scanning” pictures
- Sharing small objects
- ***Would be nice if it had a microphone!!!!
- Less often:
- Time-lapse photography (e.g. evaporation)
- Monitoring students
Digital Camera (High Speed)
- Measuring velocities
- Observing what’s really happening (sprotating
- Regular camera – video and still
- Graphs of position vs. time
- Playing (e.g. “trick shot”)
- Long exposure photography
Excel (or Open Office spreadsheet)
- Provide extra practice solving problems
- Focus on concepts, rather than math drudgery, in low
- Grade tests on which each part of the question hinges
on an answer to the previous part of the question.
- Solve problems that ordinarily require calculus –
- Model complex phenomena (e.g. bottle rocket simulator)
Personal Website (hosted through Godaddy.com; linked
through school website)
- Keep a back-up of all files that is accessible from
work or home
- Keep absent students accountable.
- Tells them what to do to make up a missed class
- Videos of class, or explaining difficult concepts
- Establish a year’s worth of lesson plans that are
essentially “ready to go.”
- Students can access this from any internet portal [youtube.com
is blocked at school].
- A way out of explaining the same thing ten thousand
times!!! Students really appreciate being able to pause, rewind, replay,
etc. – without having to inconvenience the teacher.
- A fun way to share successes or interesting