180: Day 18-19: Introducing Motion Maps

OK, I’m cheating a bit, but I do teach the same classes on Thursday/Friday this week. I tried  a new technique this year for introducing motion maps. I stood at the board and asked a...

180: Day 14: Evaluating data from all classes

I’m a big one on looking at large quantities of data. In each of my physics classes, I have seven to nine groups. In the Buggy Lab, that provides enough data that whiteboard sessions go...

180: Day 11: Unit summaries online

There has been debate in the Modeling Instruction community over how to handle “summaries” at the end of labs/units. We like summaries because they provide our students a place to go to see conclusions that...

180: Day 9: Whiteboard walk

I usually do whiteboards as “meetings,” but hear recently of “whiteboard walks.” These walks are designed to mimic scientific poster sessions, where one student stays with their board, and the others walk to other boards...