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    Tech Tips | November 2015 Create Your Own Ideal Content

    When the instructional content you need for class just doesn’t cut it, create your own! Learn how to make video clips that engage students and maximize comprehension in a way that is fun, easy, and effective.

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    Classroom Commentary | March 2015 The Tale of Two Chemistries

    How much is too much when it comes to simplifying content in chemistry teaching? This teacher with 15 years of teaching experience shares some specific examples of what she has found.

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    Nuts & Bolts | March 2015 Scope and Sequence in the High School Chemistry Classroom

    Here are some ideas for designing a high school chemistry curriculum, including topic order and depth of coverage for regular and honors level classes.

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    Resource Feature | November 2015 Best Molar Ratio: An Acid-Base Discovery Activity

    An experienced teacher updates a classic limiting reactant activity using inexpensive chemicals, pressure sensors, and Erlenmeyer flasks.

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    Editorial | March 2015 Same Content, Updated Mechanism

    Even though chemistry content hasn’t changed in a way that affects a K–12 curriculum in more than 100 years, how we teach students now looks very different than it did 25 years ago.

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    Resource Feature | March 2015 Positioning the Gas Laws in Our Chemistry Teaching

    Set up student understanding of gas behavior and Avogadro's hypothesis using gas density, gas compressibility, and the law of combining volumes.

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    Nuts & Bolts | March 2015 Getting to Know What Students Know

    How do you gauge whether students are learning what you intend for them to learn? This article, the third installment in a series of articles, offers ideas from an experienced teacher.

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    Nuts & Bolts | November 2016 Using Color in Lectures to Aid Student Learning

    Using color-based learning can lead to better visualization of chemistry concepts and chemistry problems. This articles explains the reasoning behind the technique, and provides examples of how to adopt this tool in your classroom.

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    Nuts & Bolts | November 2015 Five Reasons to Use Games to Teach Students

    Using games in the classroom is a great way to introduce topics and to create a fun learning environment.

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    Editorial | November 2015 Bringing Technology into the Chemistry Classroom

    Chemistry Solutions editor Emily Bones explains why more and more, technology is a chemistry teacher's greatest tool.

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    Classroom Commentary | November 2014 Access to Opportunity: Limitations to Equity in Science Education

    Access to quality science education varies greatly for students across the nation, creating gaps that restrict options for many students in postsecondary education and careers. Commitment to quality science education, supported by creative, collaborative efforts with community partners, is essential to narrow these access gaps for the good of our students and our nation.

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    Tech Tips | March 2015 Energy Foundations for High School Chemistry

    Energy is a hard-to-define concept that proves difficult for students to understand and hard for teachers to teach. This article introduces readers to a website that provides a number of resources to help teach the difficult concepts.

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    Classroom Commentary | March 2015 Chromebook Chemistry

    Read about a chemistry teacher's transition from a traditional teaching model to a technology-based model using Chromebooks as learning tools for every student.

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    Nuts & Bolts | November 2014 Demonstrations and Good Pedagogy

    Given recent accidents involving methanol, are traditional, teacher-performed, passive-student demonstrations best?

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    Nuts & Bolts | September 2014 Standards Based Grading in the Middle School Chemistry Classroom

    The purpose of grading is to give feedback about learning, but the traditional point-based system fails to do so. Standards-based grading is an alternative grading system that focuses on student understanding rather than a letter grade.

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    Nuts & Bolts | September 2014 Formative Assessment—A Powerful, Quick Tool in the Classroom

    Formative assessment methods can be a quick, topic-specific tool that teachers can use to discover students readiness for a topic. Formative assessment up-front can make a unit run smoother. These assessments do not have to be difficult to implement, and you will be glad you did it in the long run.

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    Tech Tips | September 2014 ChemEd X: Online Chemistry Teacher Community

    An associate editor of the Journal of Chemical Education, Deanna Cullen, introduces ChemEd X.

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    Editorial | September 2014 A History of Chemistry Education and ACS’s Role To Support It

    ACS Board of Directors Member George Bodner traces the history of chemical education leading up to the formation of AACT, emphasizing that ACS has supported chemistry education since the 1870s.

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    Classroom Commentary | September 2014 Teaching Science in Elementary School

    Elementary school teachers face challenges because of resources and testing requirements. This article features Patti Burns who teaches in a struggling city school, Lauren Schultz who teaches in an affluent school, and Allison Granish-Lee who teaches in a small school.

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    Classroom Commentary | September 2014 Getting Started

    How do you plan to teach a new course or a course new to you? A teacher with 40+ years of experience provides some advice to map out the year, taking into account roadblocks you may experience along the way.

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    In My Element | March 2015 As Long As I Can Remember

    A chemist became a high school chemistry teacher after multiple layoffs from reserach positions. The stability and inspiration she experiences in the classroom keeps her coming back each day.

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    In My Element | May 2016 Finding a New Element

    A teacher describes her transition from teaching chemistry in a university to teaching in a high school setting. Learn how she adjusted her approach to teaching, and discovered a new respect for secondary teachers.

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    In My Element | November 2015 Teaching Chemistry: A Calling

    Teaching chemistry can be more than a job, it can be a vocation; work that one is called to do. Here's how I answered that call.

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    In My Element | September 2016 Lessons from Teachers

    A teacher's educational methods and strategies are developed from many sources over the course their career. This article addresses five essential lessons the author learned from other teachers.

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    In My Element | May 2015 Part Designer, Part Chemist, Part Teacher

    The creator of Compound Interest shares his inspiration for his infographics and reveals how he balances his website with full-time teaching.