Thursday, September 11, 2014

Using Easy Java(script) Simulations to create Physics simulations for teaching with tablets

Date: Friday 28 Nov 2014
Venue: NIE National Institute of Education LT12
2.30-3.30 pm Francisco Esquembre (Paco)’s talk
3.30-4.30 pm Wolfgang’ talk
4.30-4.50 pm panel discussion with Paco and Wolfgang


photo of  Francisco Esquembre at MPTL18 September 2013 Madrid Spain, giving the first talk on EJSS. and yes, the one in Singapore will be more awesome after 1 year in 2014 Friday 28 Nov 2014 at NIE National Institute of Education LT12 Photo taken by lookang

Using Easy Java(script) Simulations to create Physics simulations for teaching with tablets

Francisco Esquembre & Felix J GarcĂ­a-Clemente

University of Murcia, Spain



We have extended the successful Easy Java Simulations (EJS) authoring tool (www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki) to help Physics instructors create simulation of Physics phenomena that run on a variety of platforms. These simulations can be used for illustrating physic concepts during in-lecture demonstrations, or to promote thinking-provoking student activities. The simulations created with this new version of EJS can run on any HTML5+Javascript enabled device, which includes virtually any computer and mobile device. We have also created a Reader App that runs on Android and iOS tablets to help teachers and students collect and organize their simulations. Finally, the Reader connects on-line with the US-NSF sponsored comPADRE digital library, which hosts a growing number of simulations for Physics teaching and learning.