What’s the “right” order to teach Physics?

As we move forward with content development for the online Physics course, there are interesting discussions about the order to present the topics of the course.  Do we do it the “traditional” way?  Or, do we use the findings of Physics education research?  We are not basing the course on a textbook, so it is …

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Online physics course

Today I attended training for new content developers at WHRO in Norfolk, Virginia.  I will be developing content for the new online Physics course.  This is an exciting opportunity to use my content knowledge gained from 13 years of teaching Physics and knowledge of technology such as Web 2.0 tools, simulations, and games.  I will …

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Science Teaching and Computers….

By the end of Cuban’s book, most readers are probably ready to deny that there is a need for computers in instruction.  However, in 1986, I do not think than Cuban foresaw the kinds of uses of computers that students engage in on a daily basis in physics classrooms. Current methods of inquiry in physics …

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