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3D-print Technology for Smartphone-based Physics Experiments

Published January 28, 2019  |  Physics

Chris Isaac Larnder Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

I’m not that great at building things, which, I guess, is why I ended up being a physicist and not an engineer. As previously reported on Profweb, I have been running accelerometer experiments with smartphones to help my students learn physics concepts through digital-era equivalents of “real world” examples. With the help of students, we developed 3D-printed equipment to make these experiments more accessible to our growing network of teachers outside of our college.

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Accelerated Learning with Smartphones in Physics

Published August 28, 2018  |  Physics

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Profweb published an in-depth report which included some considerations when teachers are deciding whether to allow or restrict the use of smartphones in class. At John Abbott College, some physics teachers have found a unexpected way to leverage their student’s penchant for smartphone use by incorporating these devices as tools to teach core concepts in Physics.

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Getting Beyond the Equations

Published October 31, 2010  |  Physics

Kevin Lenton Teacher, Vanier College

My practical teaching style means I am sometimes surprised by how students can push their own learning when they are motivated. Beyond a basic lesson plan, I observe how students interact with concepts in the classroom and try to teach in response to what I am seeing, often with information technology. One challenge with IT is to discover how the modern generation learns. Their relationship with technology is often very different from my own.

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Contributions from Physics 203

Published October 26, 2014  |  Physics

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Third in our discipline-specific articles on resources available on Profweb is Phystics - Discipline 203. What is it about Physics? So many teachers in Physics Departments across the province are creatively open to information technology to the point where the Physics Department in every single school is, if not the most, one of the most with it departments in using information technology. It’s amazing!

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Click for Concept-based Physics

Published February 1, 2009  |  Physics

Luc Tremblay Teacher, Collège Mérici

Physics courses can lead to the understanding of phenomena rather than the rote use of formulas!

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Laboratory Procedures Taught Through an Interactive Course

Published November 24, 2013  |  Physics

Éric Laflamme Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit
Benoît Villeneuve Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Éric Laflamme and Benoît Villeneuve, of Collège Édouard-Montpetit, have created an interactive course on measurement and experimental uncertainty in labs. This course involved the creation of a new online platform allowing students to develop laboratory skills, which has been given at two cegeps within the Montreal region.

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Old Fashioned Technology

Published December 16, 2012  |  Physics

Caroline Viger Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

Sometimes information technology is incredibly basic! Caroline Viger has evolved a simple procedure for making videos giving "narrated solutions" to physics problems to her students. Sticking to the basics has allowed her to channel the class time that would have been spent explaining this material into more student-centered activities.

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Creating Digital Course Notes to Make Learning Easier

Published October 22, 2018  |  Physics

Luc Tremblay Teacher, Collège Mérici

After some 15 years of teaching, I decided to create my own course notes. I used Word (with MathType) for the writing, and saved the files as PDF. I used PaintShop Pro to create the figures. I integrated clickable hyperlinks in my notes, which gives them a an added value when read in their digital format, but they can also be used in a printed format. Besides, that is what students prefer to do. My notes are online on my site, La physique à Mérici (resource in French only), and are accessible to all.

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Using Geogebra within Moodle to Give Physics Students Instantaneous Feedback

Published April 9, 2019  |  Physics

Kevin Lenton Teacher, Vanier College

Traditionally, Physics students work with pencil and paper on Physics assessments. In recent semesters, I have been using GeoGebra and Moodle to provide opportunities for my students to interact with Physics-related content and get instantaneous feedback. These tools allow me to better monitor whether they have integrated the learning objectives of my classes and track the friction points, and has ultimately helped to improve their performance in my courses.

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The Engineer’s Pulse

Published March 10, 2013  |  Physics

Stephen Cohen Teacher, Vanier College

We’ve all dealt with the issue of keeping online personal lives distinct from academic identities. Stephen Cohen has found that bringing his personal blog into the classroom has made a real difference in the instruction he can offer to his students, while keeping his privacy intact.

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Published December 6, 2016

20 New Problems for the Website: Problem-Based Learning for College Physics

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

The Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach has been proven to be successful in several different disciplines and physics is one of the them. Searching for problems designed for all 3 fields of physics at the college level, Olivier Tardif-Paradis, Mathieu Riopel and Alexandre April, of Cégep Garneau, launched themselves into a 2-year project of creating new problems for the existing website by the CCDMD, Problem-Based Learning for College Physics: A Website for Life-like Activities.

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Published April 20, 2018

Facebook Groups to Stimulate Student Interest in Subject Matter

Éric Laflamme Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

In the winter and fall sessions of 2017, I used Facebook to help students develop an awareness of the concrete applications of the subject that I was teaching them. The first time I used it was in an elective astronomy course. The second time was in the Electricity and Magnetism course in Natural Science (Health Science profile).

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Published November 3, 2015

On Using Stellarium: “There Is Nothing Wrong with Treating Yourself a Little”

Karine Aeschlimann Teacher, Collège Montmorency

Stellarium is a free, open-source planetarium software used to create dynamic 3D sky projections that imitate what a person would see with the naked eye or with a telescope. Among other functions, this software allows the user to obtain full views of the Milky Way and of constellations with their respective boundaries. It may be used at home for fun or instructional purposes, or in a classroom context, as was the case with my “Astronomie et astrophysique” class.

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