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Archive for December, 2012

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

I would like to wish everybody a happy and healthy new year. I thought that Sheldon, Penny and Leonard in one of my faviourite episodes of The Big Bang Theory will do it better than I can: I also would like to share The Big Bang Theory Fan Site with you: http://big-bang-theory.net  

Physics in Everyday Life: The physics of static electricity…

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

A few weeks ago I was approached by a reporter from a local Chinese newspaper – Ming Pao Newspaper – Ms. Louisa Chan. She asked me to clarify a few questions asked by their readers: specifically she wanted to know more about the electric shock and why it happens more often in the winter than […]

VideoAnalysis in a Physics Classroom

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

In my earlier post I mentioned the  STEM 2012 Conference in Beijing China. One of the theme of the conference was the use of technology in preparing future STEM teachers. During my workshop I presented how I use Vernier Video Analysis to engage my teacher-candidates in developing their knowledge of physics content and physics pedagogy. […]

PhysClips – Mechanics Animations and Much-Much More

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

While attending a STEM 2012 Conference in Beijing China I happened to attend a workshop about a Physclips project – it is a great resource for teaching physics created by our colleagues from the University of South Wales in Australia. I found it to be a great resources and I recommended it to my teacher-candidates… I […]

STEM 2012 Conference in Beijing China

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

My colleagues and I had an amazing opportunity to attend the STEM 2012 Conference in Beijing China. The conference was organized by our colleagues at Beijing Normal University (this university just celebrated its first centennial anniversary). This was the second such conference – the first one was help at QUT – the Queensland University of […]

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