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Tuesday, August 5 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
S44: Interactive Technology in the Classroom: Innovation, Challenges, and Best Practices for Student Engagement and Learning

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With the growing number of available interactive educational technology resources, chemistry educators are confronted with both new challenges and innovative opportunities when integrating these technologies into classroom practice. This symposium invites presentations on innovative in-class uses of interactive technologies by students, as well as implementation challenges and best practices for effective use. Interactive technologies on mobile devices and computers can include: student open-response tools; animations, simulations, and other interactive visualization tools; virtual open inquiry spaces; multi-touch interactive books; and others.   Presentations can focus on the use of interactive technologies to foster a more student centered classroom, enhance student engagement and learning, or provide formative assessment to students and instructors.  Research on technology use, discussion of implementation challenges in high school and university settings, and best practices for technology-specific facilitation are welcomed.  This symposium is sponsored by the ACS CHED Committee on Computers in Chemical Education, http://www.ccce.divched.org/.

Presider: Julia Chamberlain, University of Colorado Boulder

Related Papers

Introduction (2:00 pm to 2:05 pm)
P586: Placing interactive technology into the hands of students: Student perspectives on PhET simulations in the general chemistry curriculum (2:05 pm to 2:25 pm)
P587: Students' use of interactive simulations in lecture: Instructor perspectives (2:25 pm to 2:45 pm)
P588: Large-scale use of PhET Interactive Simulations in general chemistry (2:45 pm to 3:05 pm)
P589: Teaching chemistry online and still hands on (3:05 pm to 3:25 pm)
Break (3:25 pm to 3:40 pm)
P590: Using interactive simulations to introduce molecular spectroscopy to upper-level inorganic students (3:40 pm to 4:00 pm)
P591: Transforming the lecture into a virtual laboratory with Mathematica (4:00 pm to 4:20 pm)
P592: Probeware + interactive simulations: An equation for enhancing students' understanding of chemical models and experiments (4:20 pm to 4:40 pm)
P593: Investigating the mass-volume relationship from classic to collaborative cloud experiment (4:40 pm to 5:00 pm)


Julia Chamberlain

University of Colorado Boulder
Finishing my third year at the University of Colorado with the PhET project, I am passionate about interactive engagement and using simulations to help students learn chemistry. This fall, I will begin teaching at a 2-year community college in the Los Angeles area. Come by booth #10 at the expo to chat with me about PhET Sims and teaching chemistry!


Ingrid Laughman

General Chemistry Coordinator, Colorado State University

Brett McCollum

Associate Professor, Mount Royal University
Dr. Brett McCollum is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Mount Royal University, a Nexen Scholar and Apple Distinguished Educator. His publications span a variety of fields including SoTL, interdisciplinary teaching in science and public policy, and the use of the radioactive positive muon as a probe of chemical reactivity.

Tuesday August 5, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
MAK B1100