HTML, Physlets (Physics Applets), and
TIPERs (Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research) Workshop
one of the Physics Workshops for the 21st Century
(supported in part by a grant from the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) by the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF))
at Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus in Miami, FL
with Guillermina Damas as our local host and
featuring workshop leaders
Mario Belloni (Davidson College, Davidson, NC) web site
Anne Cox (Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL)
David Maloney (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN) bio
Steve Kanim (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM)
Tom O'Kuma (Lee College, Baytown, TX) bio and
Curtis Hieggelke (Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL)
Ground Transportation Information from the airport: Upon arrival at the Miami International Airport on Wednesday (Feb. 18, 2004) go to the baggage claim area and pick up your luggage first. Use the exit door in the baggage claim area to exit and proceed to the Super Shuttle Service Desk (bright yellow shirts). Give the attendant your name and meeting name (Physics Workshops), the attendant will then call the shuttle to take you to the Holiday Inn. For each workshop participant the shuttle fee of $12.00 has been pre-paid (Spouse fee not included).
Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus area and building maps
ETCOTA Emerging Technologies Center of the Americas (location of workshop session)
Hotel rooms shared with another participant will be provided for Wednesday evening to Saturday evening. Participants wishing a single room or bringing a spouse will be expected to pay for half of the room. There are a limited number of rooms available so we encourage participants to share rooms. We will reserve your hotel room for you at the Holiday Inn Marina Park Hotel (also known at the Holiday Inn Port of Miami) located at 340 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132.. The Holiday Inn telephone number is (305) 371-4400. Please do not call them to reserve a room unless you are staying before or after the workshop.
TIPERs (Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research) information
Excellent HTML Links-
The Bare Bones Guide to HTML http://firstname.lastname@example.org/barebones/
Writing HTML http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/tut/index.html
Workshop Supporter Links-
Vernier Software & Technology They support the workshops by the optional daily post-workshop discussion sessions for all the workshops in addition to supporting the MBL workshop through equipment and software.
Addison-Wesley, part of the Pearson Education family of companies, is the provider of Randall Knight's Five Easy Lessons: Strategies for Successful Physics Teaching
Prentice Hall, part of the Pearson Education family of companies, provides in this workshop the Ranking Task Exercises in Physics by Thomas O'Kuma, David Maloney, and Curtis Hieggelke (published as part of the Series in Educational Innovation) and Physlets: Teaching Physics with Interactive Curricular Material by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni (published by Prentice Hall as part of the Series in Educational Innovation) To see how they can be used with Ranking Tasks go here and scroll down the left hand side to near the bottom Note Mac users may have problems running some of the Physlets.
List (old now) of physics applets compiled in 1999 at the IPC4
Andrew Duffy (Boston University) uses Physlets in three main areas:
Physics 2000 (University of Colorado-Boulder)
The Applet Collection (Michigan State University)
Math and Physics Applets by Paul Falstad PIRA Webring site
The Physics Illuminations Project (PIP)-Ron Greene
Links to workshop related papers
Mestre, J.P. "Cognitive aspects of learning and teaching science." In S.J. Fitzsimmons & L.C. Kerpelman (Eds.), Teacher Enhancement for Elementary and Secondary Science and Mathematics: Status, Issues and Problems (pp. 3-1 - 3-53). Washington, D.C.: National Science Foundation (NSF 94-80).
Illinois Skill Standards. A project funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. Supported by partner agencies and administered by the Department of Workforce Education and Development SIUC
Syllabus Magazine: Syllabus Magazine, read by more than 300,000 educators worldwide, includes feature articles, case studies, product reviews, and profiles of technology use at the instructor, departmental, and institutional levels. Complimentary subscriptions in the US are available for individuals who work in colleges, universities, and high schools.
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