My EJS Workshop held at Ed Tech Seminar 2010 in Hwa Chong Institution Singapore provides an introduction to Easy Java Simulations (EJS).With the aim "Building a vibrant learning community with technology", I wish to engage all educators with basic sharing and an slightly advance hands-on workshop. Basic sharing is targeted at introducing the vast free and legal ready to use resources available through Easy Java Simulations (EJS), part of Open Source Physics Project. Advanced TPCK - Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge educators will also be engaged in remixing existing open source codes and re-customize into suitable interactive learning environments (java applets) to meet the needs of their own students. In a short 1 hour time frame, only the basic functions of EJS will be covered through "Modeling Science Textbook Chapter 2: Introduction to Easy Java Simulations written by Wolfgang Christian and Francisco Esquembre". Workshop participants are encourage to post their Ejs applets on NTNUJAVA Virtual Physics Laboratory Collaborative Community Board to think globally and extend their circle of professional learning community (PLC) of educators.
SG (HCI) WORKSHOP ON EASY JAVA SIMULATIONS
by Loo Kang WEE
My EJS Workshop held at Ed Tech Seminar 2010 in Hwa Chung Institution Singapore provides an introduction to Easy Java Simulations (EJS).
Duration: one hour
Date: 30 March 2010
If you are arriving before 7.45am, please enter Hwa Chong via Gate 1 which is along Duchess Road. You may drive through Hwa Chong to park at the visitor carpark (Next to our Science Research Centre) where carpark lot will be reserved for you.
If you are arriving after 7.45am, you may wish to enter Hwa Chong from Gate 2 along Bukit Timah Road. There is a visitor carpark next to the research Centre. College LT 2 is located at the building on the right of the carpark (when facing the main road).
The programme is as follows:
0745 – 0800 Breakfast
0800 – 0815 Opening Address by Dr Hon Chiew Weng, Principal
0900 – 0940 Tour of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 by Mr Peter Marini
0940 – 0945 Presentation of Token of Appreciation to Guest of Honour
0945 – 0950 Presentation of Prizes to best Home Based Learning Competition
Workshop 1: Globalizing Quest Atlantis: Gaming inquiry and collaboration in Singapore classrooms by Professor Steve John Zuiker and Ms Doreen Ang, Learning Science Lab, National Institute of Education
Workshop 2: Harnessing Open Source Physics ( Easy Java Simulation Builder ) tools by Mr Wee Loo Kang, MOE Educational Technology Division
Workshop 3: Building the Environment and Ecosystem to Support 21st Century Learning by Mr Sean Teo, Vertical Miles
Aim: "Building a vibrant learning community with technology"
Introduction to the basic (download and use) use of Easy Java Simulations (EJS).
For advanced learners.
Introduction to the intermediate use (remix) of Easy Java Simulations (EJS).
When teachers and students are actively involved in the modeling and design of physical systems, they can engage in the knowing, the practice and the modeling of scientific ideas to thereby prepare students for life, instead of just for examinations.
Basic: Flow of Workshop:
Find resources through search and browse to help instructors use existing EJS materials in their classes.
OSP Collection http://www.compadre.org/ http://www.compadre.org/OSP/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9436&DocID=1318 MPTL 14 Workshop: Introduction to the OSP Collection by Bruce Mason.
NTNUJAVA Virtual Physics Laboratory http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php
Andrew Duffy's Ejs Physics Simulations http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/classroom.html
http://www.google.com " Ejs XXXXXX applet"
YouTube HCI Ed Tech 2010 Introduction to the basic use of Easy Java Simulations. part 0
Philosophy for Ejs.
Situation when "googling" the internet for java applets:
Good internet resource for 1 D collision.
What are some of your pedagogically inputs that you would want to insert into this applet?
- more graphs?
- more scaffolds?
- more hints?
- ability to highlight or hide some variables?
- auto calculate some quantities or variables?
Can you do it?
Probably not right?!
But what if I tell you it can be done!
But it depends on
-open source sharing using Ejs,
- alot of learning community support needed,
- a lot of self directed drive from the educator.
check out my attempts to introduce computer simulation laboratory inquiry learning Ejs open source java applet 1D collision carts Elastic and Inelastic Collision
Download Ejs from http://www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki/Main/Download .choose the latest (more features) or 4.1 (more stable). created by Francisco Esquembre and is part of the Open Source Physics project.
Handout: Modeling Science Textbook Chapter 2: Introduction to Easy Java Simulations written by Wolfgang Christian and Francisco Esquembre
10 CD of the Ejs Program, Java offline installation, My documents etc
15 paper Copies of the Chapter 2: ntroduction to Easy Java Simulations written by Wolfgang Christian and Francisco Esquembre
End of day Assignment:
Register an account at NTNUJAVA Virtual Physics Laboratory http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?action=register
Post an applet to continue your learning after the workshop. http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?board=28.0
Submit meaningful ICT lesson example to ICT connection website. ( a masterplan 3 outcome )
EJS tutorial (How to create simulation with EJS)
Questions related to EJS
Simple Examples for beginner who want to learn EJS
All five chapters for self directed learning after this workshop.
http://www.compadre.org/portal/filingcabinet/share.cfm?FID=17708 An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods -- EJS Edition byWolfgang
The token from HCI
for the invitation.