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March OAPT Physics Hour

  • 04 Mar 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online

The OAPT is proud to be offering our next Physics Hour on Thursday, March 4th at 7:00 pm

This workshop will consist of two mini presentations offered by Andrea McPhee and Felipe Almeida.  The descriptions of the workshops are listed below. 

Andrea McPhee - Using Desmos in Physics

Although the Desmos Activity Builder was intended for math education using inquiry, we've also found it useful in physics for labs, matching exercises, problem solving... you name it, Desmos can probably help you with it. It works well in either the face-to-face or online classroom, whether synchronous, asynchronous, individually, or in groups. Activities are free and fairly easy to set up/modify; students have many ways to show their thinking; teachers can easily monitor and comment on student progress; and Desmos is designed to facilitate class discussions!

Felipe Almeida - Portioned Practice and Fast Feedback

We know the value of immediate feedback and how small errors can spoil a whole solution. We also know that checking every step of our students' practice is impractical. Or is it? Can we make digital versions of our practice-checking expertise? This session will focus on making the steps of expert problem solving explicit and getting Google Forms, Sheets and App Script to provide the feedback we and our students thrive on.

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