Monday, September 1, 2014

Trying some new things

Well this blog has lain fallow for long enough!

This semester I am trying a pile of new things. I am kicking myself, but if it was easy then it would be the same old thing!! I have been worried about pseudo teaching ever since coming across Frank Noschese's blog post about the subject.  I wonder and question whether the things I have been doing were really useful for the students or just useful entertainment.

So, this semester, I am trying two things, Genius Hour or some variation of it, and Modeling Instruction.   I dont know how well they will go.... I am going to use this space a a public way to keep me honest with the world and not slink back into lecturing at the students.  The curricular work I have seen for modeling is for high school mostly and I dont think I can restructure the class in a short enough time frame to build ideas from the historical context and the lab is separate and everyone in the class is not the same as in the lab.  Still...  such promise...

Well maybe I should quit writing about what I am doing and just do it. ;)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Inactivity (but not really)

Greetings net crawlers! I havent been using Pencasts as readily in my courses lately, having switched more to a flipped class model. This involves recording little lectures in advance and then using class time for constructive growth of learning. I Occasionally still post pen casts when I have students who want additional recordings and I hope to include pen based recording devices in the in-class setting in the future. If you are curious about doing some research on what is going on in the college chemistry class room, feel free to contact me. You can find some of the new stuff I am working on youtube: danhasclass

Monday, October 22, 2012

SCI 108 week 7

SCI 108 Week 6

Saturday, October 13, 2012

SCI 108 Week 5

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SCI 108 Week 4 FAll 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Acid-Base Problem Solving Flow Chart

A 'simple' way to think about solution chemistry for weak acid/base systems.