Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2012 AAPT Winter Abstract by lookang WM12 Theme: The Wave Nature of Light & Matter

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WM12 Theme: The Wave Nature of Light & Matter


WM12 Theme: The Wave Nature of Light & Matter 2012 Winter Meeting
Location: Ontario, California.
Date: Feb 4 - 8, 2012
Venue: Ontario Convention Center
Hotel: Doubletree Ontario
Pre-meeting workshops venue: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.


Location
The 2012 AAPT Winter meeting will be held in Ontario, California at the Ontario Convention Center, with the Doubletree Ontario serving as the main conference hotel. Pre-meeting workshops will take place at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

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Meeting: WM12

Session Type: Contributed
Session Name:  Teacher Training/Enhancement

Abstract Title: Physics Educators as Designers of Simulation using EJS part 2

Presenting Author: Loo Kang Lawrence  Wee
Institution/Company: Ministry of Education, Singapore
Address: Ministry Of Education (MOE) Building, 1 North Buona Vista Drive (S)138675
City: SG
State: SG
Zip: 138675 Country: Singapore
Phone: 65 92475573
Fax: 65 67758325
Email: weelookang@gmail.com

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Abstract Body: To deepen do-it-yourself (DIY) technology of physics classroom, we seek to highlight the Open Source Physics (OSP) community of educators that engage, enable and empower teachers as learners so that we create DIY technology tools-simulation for inquiry learning. We learn through Web 2 online collaborative means to develop simulations together with reputable physicists through the open source digital library. By examining the open source codes of the simulation through the Easy Java Simulation (EJS) toolkit, we are able make sense of the physics from the computational models created by practicing physicists. We will share newer (2010-present) simulations that we have remixed from existing library of simulations models into suitable learning environments for inquiry of physics. We hope other teachers would find these simulations useful and remix them that suit their own context and contribute back to benefit all humankind, becoming citizens for the world.


Updated Accepted! http://aapt.org/Conferences/wm2012/sessionpanel.cfm?type=other
under the category of Computational and Online Tools for Teaching Physics.

  • Physics Educators as Designers of Simulation Using EJS Part 2

  • FC10
  • Wed 02/08, 9:30AM - 9:40AM
  • by Loo Kang Lawrence Wee
  • Type: Contributed
  • To deepen do-it-yourself (DIY) technology in the physics classroom, we seek to highlight the Open Source Physics (OSP) community of educators that engage, enable and empower teachers as learners so that we create DIY technology tools-simulation for inquiry learning. We learn through Web 2 online collaborative means to develop simulations together with reputable physicists through the open source digital library. By examining the open source codes of the simulation through the Easy Java Simulation (EJS) toolkit, we are able make sense of the physics from the computational models created by practicing physicists. We will share newer (2010-present) simulations that we have remixed from existing library of simulations models into suitable learning environments for inquiry of physics. We hope other teachers would find these simulations useful and remix them that suit their own context and contribute back to benefit all humankind, becoming citizens for the world

Abstract Footnotes: website prior to the meeting
http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?board=28.0

Extension of
Wee, L. K. (2010, 20 July). Physics Educators as Designers of Simulation using Easy Java Simulation (EJS). Paper presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting Conference: 2010 Summer Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA.
video and paper can be found here
http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2010/07/physics-educators-as-designers-of.html

Conflicts: None



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Full Meeting Registration$ 345.00
Workshops
Saturday, Feb 4W09: Teaching & Learning Electromagnetism in Intro Phys1$ 95.00

W15: Ranking Tasks
W16: Teaching Physics Using NASCAR
1$ 75.00
Sunday, Feb 5W28: Modeling Amusement Pk Physics1$ 70.00

W32: Writing Apps for the IPhone and the IPad1$ 75.00
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W09: Teaching & Learning Electromagnetism in Intro Phys

Date/Time

  • Sat, Feb 4
  • 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Organizer

Jenaro Guisasola

Cost

  • Members: $95.00
  • Non-members: $120.00

Seats

  • Max: 35
  • Available: 35
Teaching and Learning Electromagnetism in Introductory Physics Courses - In the workshop it will discuss the impact of physics education research on electromagnetism in the educational designing and practice of physics teaching at university level. Two of presentations will present studies about students' difficulties of learning topics of electromagnetism such as electromotive force, electromagnetic induction or Faraday's law. It will present also a study about the problems of teaching Maxwell equations in relation to cognitive theories. Finally, a study on developing students' mathematics' techniques involving the meaning of the physics concepts will be discussed. Organizer: Jenaro Guisasola

W15: Ranking Tasks

Date/Time

  • Sat, Feb 4
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Organizer

Martha Lietz

Cost

  • Members: $75.00
  • Non-members: $100.00

Seats

  • Max: 24
  • Available: 24
Ranking tasks are different from traditional textbook problems and their design is based on findings from PER. Ranking tasks are wonderful for getting students to think conceptually about phenomena, rather than just plugging numbers into equations. They are great for class discussion, for homework and for assessments. Several have appeared on Advanced Placement Physics exams in recent years. In this workshop, we will provide an introduction to ranking tasks and provide some examples. We will also provide time for participants to create and share their own ranking tasks. And we will discuss how tasks can be modified for all levels of physics students, including conceptual high school physics through calculus-based introductory physics (and higher?). Special attention will be paid to ranking task use in high schools, but all are welcome.

W16: Teaching Physics Using NASCAR

Date/Time

  • Sat, Feb 4
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Organizer

Don Franklin

Cost

  • Members: $75.00
  • Non-members: $100.00

Seats

  • Max: 60
  • Available: 55




Description: Want to take Physics out of the textbook and into real life? This reality workshop will allow you to travel to a NASCAR track, dialog with an engineer, ride around the track in a van and sit in the pits while the cars are making laps around the track. For an additional fee, you can also ride in the passenger seat for four laps or drive the car on the track yourself for ten laps. Help the motor heads in your school see Physics in Action. Have them coming to class asking what part Physics played in how the car?s finish. Now you can teach for the moment! Transportation is included in the cost of this workshop, as well as a copy of textbook: Fast Car Physics. The van(s) will depart from the Ontario Convention Center.

W27: Implementation of Tutorials in Introductory Physics

Date/Time

  • Sun, Feb 5
  • 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Organizer

Lillian McDermott

Cost

  • Members: $95.00
  • Non-members: $120.00

Seats

  • Max: 15
  • Available: 12
Implementation of Tutorials in Introductory Physics in Different Instructional Environments - Participants will work through an example of this research-based and research-validated curriculum.* They will also have the opportunity to learn from the experience of faculty who have used Tutorials at a wide range of institutions. The workshop will address implementation in large courses with single and multiple instructors and in small courses with a single instructor. The components that experience has shown are required for maximum effectiveness will be identified. The workshop will cover strategies for (1) coordinating tutorials with other course components, (2) recruiting and supporting tutorial instructors (e.g., graduate and undergraduate students), (3) securing ?buy-in? from faculty and students, and (4) assessing the impact on student learning. *Tutorials in Introductory Physics, First Ed., L.C. McDermott, P.S. Shaffer, and the PEG at the University of Washington, Prentice Hall (2002). Project supported by a series of NSF grants, including DUE 1022449

W28: Modeling Amusement Pk Physics

Date/Time

  • Sun, Feb 5
  • 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Organizer

Wolfgang Christian

Co-Organizer(s)

Mario Belloni, Anne Cox

Cost

  • Members: $70.00
  • Non-members: $95.00

Seats

  • Max: 24
  • Available: 24
Modeling Amusement Park Physics with EJS Simulations and Tracker Video Analysis - How do physical laws affect amusement park ride design? Rides must be designed with physics and engineering tolerances in mind, but they also need to be exciting but not dangerous to the rider. Amusement park rides are rich in physics content and are an exciting context for learning physics and this workshop will use EJS computer models and Tracker video modeling to study physics them. These simulations can be used for computer demonstrations or as virtual laboratories in high-school and undergraduate courses, or serve as programming examples and tasks for computational physics with higher-level students. Participants of the workshop will receive a CD with these EJS simulations and Tracker video models; and these models are also in the OSP ComPADRE Collection at: http://www.compadre.org/osp/. Partial funding for this workshop was obtained through NSF grant DUE-0442581.

W32: Writing Apps for the IPhone and the IPad

Date/Time

  • Sun, Feb 5
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Organizer

Andrew Duffy

Cost

  • Members: $75.00
  • Non-members: $100.00

Seats

  • Max: 32
  • Available: 31
This workshop is a basic introduction to creating apps for the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and the iPad. No prior knowledge is assumed. We will cover the basics of drawing and animating; learn a little Objective-C; become familiar with the XCode environment in which apps are created on the Mac; and get an introduction to Interface Builder, where we lay out various buttons and sliders, etc. Workshop attendees should bring their own Mac computers, with Apple?s latest version of XCode already downloaded and installed. Xcode is available for $4.99 at the Mac App Store.

W31: ComPADRE

Date/Time

  • Sun, Feb 5
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Organizer

Bruce Mason

Cost

  • Members: $70.00
  • Non-members: $95.00

Seats

  • Max: 25
  • Available: 24
This workshop will provide an introduction to collecting, organizing, and sharing teaching resources through the ComPADRE community collections. We will help participants learn to find materials for their students and themselves and build a personalized reference library. There will be a focus on the unique content available in ComPADRE from interactive and customizable simulations to tutorials and assessments, although the topics and resource types covered will be tailored to the needs of the audience. The participants will also have a chance to browse some of the unique events and tools provided by the ComPADRE editors and staff. 


W36: Potpourri of Physics Simulations

Date/Time

  • Sun, Feb 5
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Organizer

Paul Williams

Co-Organizer(s)

Tom O'Kuma

Cost

  • Members: $75.00
  • Non-members: $100.00

Seats

  • Max: 24
  • Available: 24
A large number of simulations have become available over the last few years. This workshop will look at simulations from a consumer's point of view with a focus on effectively using simulations in the Physics classroom. A number of strategies for incorporating simulations into instruction such as free inquiry activities, guided inquiry activities, lab activities (including quantitative data acquisition), and conceptual exercises based on simulations will be explored. The workshop will focus on three packages of simulations/animations that are available for free on the web including PhET simulations, Physlet simulations, and simulations and animations from the MIT TEAL site. As part of the workshop, participants will design an activity which incorporates a simulation. Participants who wish to run the simulations from their own laptop are encouraged to bring their laptop to the workshop.


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Approval of overseas conference

1.         The American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting Conference: 2012 Winter Meeting (see details in Annex A) will be held in Ontario, California, USA Feb 04 – 08.

Objectives of trip

2.         It is proposed to send Wee Loo Kang to attend this conference as he has submitted a paper abstract "Physics Educators as Designers of Simulation using EJS part 2" which is pending acceptance. By attending this conference, Loo Kang will be able to keep abreast of the latest research and ideas on ICT-based pedagogies in Physics education. This will stand him in good stead to mentor teachers (e.g. Yishun Junior College, River Valley High, Anderson Junior College) and support his HQ colleagues (i.e. AST) & NIE colleagues in infusing and scaling innovative use of ICT within the science curriculum (see details in Annex B). This exposure will also enable Loo Kang to network with renowned Physics educators and academia in the United States and glean useful insights on the meaningful use of ICT for physics education.

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Annex A

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Thank you for registering for our meeting. Please note the below information about your registration:
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WM12/CW02MEETINGEngaging Your Physics Students1$0.00
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WM12/W15MEETINGW15: Ranking Tasks
W16: Teaching Physics Using NASCAR
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WM12/W28MEETINGW28: Modeling Amusement Pk Phy1$70.00
WM12/W32MEETINGW32: Writing Apps for the IPho1$75.00
Total:$660.00



Annex B


Teachers
Schools
Project(s)
Jimmy Goh (HODSC)
Sim Kai Suah
Leong Tze Kwang
Rizal abu Bakar
Koh Jong Meng
Engene Tan
Yishun Junior College

1.     Learning Physics of Projectile through Video Analysis and Modeling


Sim Kai Suah
Yishun Junior College

2.     Virtual Laboratory of Direct Current Electrical Motor Model

Jimmy Goh (HODSC)

Yishun Junior College

3.     Virtual Laboratory of Kepler's Third Law Solar System Model 

4.     Virtual Laboratory of Geostationary Satellite around Earth Model 

5.     Virtual Laboratory Gravitational Field & Potential of 2 Mass Model

6.     Virtual Laboratory Gravitational Field & Potential of Earth and Moon

Lee Tat Leong (HODICT)
Wong Jee Pheng
Sherwin Cheng (VP)
River Valley High School
Lee Tat Leong (HODICT)
Sherwin Cheng (VP)
Tan Ying Ling (SH)
River Valley High School

8.     Learning Physics of Sport Science through Video Analysis and Modeling


Darren Wong (NIE)
Sng Peng Poo (Senior T)
Ng Eng Hock
Anderson Junior College

9.     Learning with multiple representations: an example of a revision lesson in mechanics. Physics Education, 46(2), 178.

Charles Chew (Master T)
Tan KC (Addest Station CEO)
Raymond Tsoi (NIE)
Academy of Singapore Teachers
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National Institute of Education

10.  Physics Subject Chapter

11.  Physics Handbook for Secondary Teaching

12.  Physics Task Force Committee for Ordinary and Advanced Level Physics

13.  Lesson exemplar on Blended Learning on Alternating Generator

14.  Lesson exemplar on Blended Learning on Kinematics of Bouncing Ball

 



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