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    Tech Tips | May 2019 Edpuzzle: A Video Formative Assessment Tool

    In this article, the author discusses the use of video media to enhance teaching and learning through the use of the Edpuzzle platform. He shares his thoughts about the many ways that using video media can increase student accountability and engagement, while providing more data about student achievement throughout the lesson. Edpuzzle can be a helpful tool to formatively assess student understanding, identify misconceptions, and drive instruction.

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    Tech Tips | March 2019 Creating YouTube Tutorial Channels for Student Success

    The authors share their success with creating chemistry tutorial videos and posting them on YouTube in order to support students outside of the classroom.

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    Classroom Commentary | March 2019 NGSS Storylines in a Flipped Classroom

    This article provides insight into how a teacher flipped her middle school science classroom and then integrated the NGSS storyline process of learning into the flipped classroom structure.

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    Tech Tips | May 2018 Use Moodle to Score Lab Calculations Instantly

    One of the greatest time demands for chemistry teachers is the assessment of lab work. With a little bit of preparation, you can program Moodle (a widely available and free learning management system used by many schools) to correct students’ lab calculations and provide immediate feedback. The author walks through an example using a simple stoichiometry exercise used with his 11th grade general chemistry students.

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    Tech Tips | March 2017 Using Google Forms for Remediation

    This article, written in lab report format, discusses the use of Google Forms for online quizzes in the chemistry classroom. The author summarizes her experiences and methodology for using these quizzes in her classroom, and includes a link to a step-by-step video guide for creating quizzes as well as tips for implementing them in your classroom.

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    Tech Tips | March 2017 Using Virtual Labs to Enhance AP Curriculum

    This article uses several topics related to the AP chemistry curriculum, such as general equilibrium and thermodynamics, to illustrate how virtual lab assignments and activities can be designed to enhance the AP chemistry curriculum and meet specific learning objectives.

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    Tech Tips | November 2016 Using Wikis to Promote Engagement in a Chemistry Lab

    Wikis can be used as a technology tool for differentiating a chemistry lab so it's engaging to all students. In this article the author explains how to build a classroom wiki page to use with students. He also explores ways to assess students’ tasks completed during the lab.

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    Tech Tips | November 2016 Simple Technology Strategies to Improve the Lab Experience

    Learn how to incorporate a few simple strategies to improve data sharing, pre-lab preparation and post-lab discussion in the chemistry lab. The author discusses the use of Google Forms, and the integration of videos and simulations.

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    Tech Tips | May 2016 BYOD

    The author explains how her bring-your-own-device (BYOD) classroom works and how it helps her manage her classroom while also sharing tips, tricks, favorite apps, and websites.

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    Tech Tips | March 2016 A Student Centered, Web Based Approach to Teaching Unit Conversions

    Learn about a web-based tutorial that uses a drag and drop interface to teach students how to convert between units of measure. Features include a dimensional analysis approach and immediate feedback for students.

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    Tech Tips | September 2015 Google Drawings: Visualizing and Interacting

    An instructional guide for teachers who want to use the Google App, Google Drawings, in their classroom.

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    Tech Tips | September 2015 Connecting Chemistry Students with Practicing Professionals

    Learn how to leverage a virtual platform to connect your students to practicing professionals.

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    Tech Tips | November 2015 Using Google Docs to Collect Class Data

    Learn why using Google Docs as a data sharing tool can help students make a stronger connection to the curriculum.

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    Tech Tips | May 2015 How Social Media Improved My Teaching

    Twitter, Google+, and blogs have expanded this teacher's resources and learning networks outside of her own district, and allowed her to be reflective about her teaching.

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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 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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    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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    Resource Feature | May 2015 Water Sustainability: A Video Project and More

    Find out how an old and unsuccessful report on the unique properties of water evolved into a meaningful, collaborative, and rich unit on water sustainability.

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    Resource Feature | November 2015 Q & A with Michael Dayah

    Ptable.com is one of the first online periodic tables—and one of the most popular. Created years ago when Michael was a high school chemistry student, his ongoing upgrades aim to support teachers of chemistry.