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January 8-12, 2011
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Potpourri of Physics Simulations
  Location:
  Date: Saturday, Jan.08
  Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  Price: Member: $45.00
Nonmember: $70.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Physics in Two-Year Colleges
  Co-Sponsor(s): Committee on Educational Technologies
  Leader(s): Paul Williams, pwill@austincc.edu
  Co-Leader(s): Tom O'Kuma
  Description 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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