ERIC Number: EJ1074860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Bringing (Century-Old) Technology into the Classroom. Part I: Teaching Mechanics and Thermodynamics with Antiques
Jewett, John W., Jr.
Physics Teacher, v53 n7 p428-431 Oct 2015
The notion of bringing technology into the classroom has been the subject of many recent presentations at conferences and papers in physics teaching journals. The use of devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, and clickers is rising in today's classrooms and laboratories. PhET simulations have been available online for over a decade. A column in "The Physics Teacher," called "iPhysicsLabs," was begun in February of 2012 and describes experiments to be carried out with smartphones and tablets. Students have become familiar with the operation and application of such technology. But are they aware of the underlying physics necessary to make the devices and the online simulations work? Much of the physics is hidden at the microscopic level in tiny circuit chips or in the workings of a distant server.
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Quantum Mechanics, Computer Simulation, Science Experiments, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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