March 2013

Archive for March, 2013

Computers and Teachers: Will Teachers become Technologically Unemployed

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Today I happened to stumble upon a quote by Elbert Hubbard (1854-1915), who more than 100 years ago commented on the industrialization of the American society. Hubbard said: “One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary Man.” This resonated with what I  saw in […] Summarizes Teachers’ Use of Technology

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

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Reflections on UBC Physics Olympics

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

A few days ago I had a nightmare. In my dream I had to teach a physics class and I was not only unprepared, but I also couldn’t figure out how to interest the kids in the subject. As the class was in the state of a total mayhem, I spiraled into the state of […]

Happy International Women’s Day

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Today is an International Women’s Day. This day started more than 100 years ago (in 1909). It is a day when women around the world are recognized. The newspapers publish different stats on women’s successes or unresolved issues related to women: women in politics, women in the family, abused women (just remember the rage that […]

Our MSTLTT Project Funded for Another Year

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

We are very happy that our project – Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning Through Technology had been funded for another year by UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund. We are very happy that our project – Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning Through Technology had been funded for another year by UBC Teaching and […]

Flight of the Butterflies: An amazing story

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Yesterday I had an opportunity to view an amazing movie at an amazing place. The movie is called “Flight of the Butterflies” and the place is the IMax theatre at the Telus World of Science. I was invited to the preview as a member of the Scientists and Innovators in the Schools community – a […]

Happy 90th Birthday to Prof. Al Bartlett!

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

For more than 10 years I have been an active member of the American Association of Physics Teachers. This provided me an opportunity to meet, work with and learn from amazing physics educators from all over the world. Some of them are high school teachers, while others teach at colleges and universities. I have to […]

35th Physics Olympics at UBC

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

On March 9th, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and our department – Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy once again will co-host the Physics Olympics. It is a very special event that brings to UBC campus hundreds of grade 11-12 physics students, parents and teachers. This year we have a record number of participating teams […]

Research Presentation at the S&METRI Meeting

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

On Thursday, February 28th, 2012, my students (Heather Fisher and Alexandra McDonald) and I presented our research at the S&METRI monthly meeting. S&METRI represents a group of mathematics and science educators at our department (Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the Faculty of Education) who meet to discuss our research and new ideas in the […]

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