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Archive for the 'Computer simulations' Category

Thoughts on the Equinox and Learning

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Tomorrow will be official the first day of fall. Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 is the autumn equinox, the day when the length of day equals the length of night. Of course, it is a spring equinox in the southern hemisphere, but for us, it is the beginning of fall. As a science teacher, I see […]

Summer course EDCP 544 – Final Projects

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

This summer I had an opportunity to teach an intensive online course in our M.Ed. in Science Education program. My course focused on using technology in STEM education. One of the assignments in the course was to design a professional development activity that would support teachers in incorporating technologies in their practice. This is what […]

New STEM Videos on our STEM Videos for All Channel

Monday, December 14th, 2020

This year my Physics Methods course, as most of other courses on UBC campus moved online. I have to say that with all its challenges, it was a positive experience for me. I think I was able to interact with my students as much as we did during our Face-2-Face courses. We also discussed interesting […]

CATALYST 2020 BC Science Teachers Conference

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

This Friday, I was invited to take part in the BC Science Teachers’ Association Annual Conference, called Catalyst. This is an annual gathering of science teachers from all across British Columbia. Usually, most of the teachers come from the Lower Mainland as the conference often happens here. However, this year it was an online conference […]

Educational Technologies in the Era of Pandemics: 10 easy lessons from an online educator

Monday, March 16th, 2020

When I started teaching at UBC more than 10 years ago, I was asked to teach an online course to graduate students in our Masters in Education course. The course was focused on mathematics and science teaching. It was a challenge as I had never taught online before. I was also unfamiliar with the platform […]

STEM Teachers and Teaching in the Digital Era

Friday, February 28th, 2020

I am very excited to see our edited book coming out this fall!  Two years ago we organized a collaborative workshop at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. We came together to discuss the changing field of STEM education and how digital technologies shape and affect it. This workshop was supported by a grant […]

STEM Outcomes of Second-Generation Students

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

I am very proud to share with you that our new paper has been published. This is a collaboration between Svetlana Chachashvili-Bolotin, Sabina Lissitsa and myself: Chachashvili-Bolotin, S., Lissitsa, S., & Milner-Bolotin, M. (2019). STEM outcomes of second-generation immigrant students with high-skilled parental backgrounds. International Journal of Science Education, 20. doi:10.1080/09500693.2019.1686549

Exploring Coding with Raspberry Pi

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

This summer we explored how students can start playing with Raspberry Pi and acquire the basics of coding. This is a possible project they can engage with as a start. There are many online resources suggesting exciting projects with Raspberry Pi. This is only the beginning. We hope our teacher-candidates will consider how they can […]

AR and VR in STEM Education

Friday, June 7th, 2019

My student Ryan Lin and I are working on introducing Google Tours to future STEM teachers. We think this technology has a lot of potential in a STEM classroom as it allows to connect Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) into science teaching. This is something that our students are exposed to in their […]

Teaching Online Graduate Courses for Teachers

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

This semester I am teaching an online course in our fully online MEd in Science Education Cohort: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/sced/. This is very exciting as my colleagues and I have been working for a long time to make our dream of having a graduate online science education cohort become a reality. I also have heard from my […]

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