1. whcalhoun

    New Demonstrations

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    A couple of new quick labs for my students this fall. Thanks physics Twitter!

    I finally bought zcars and had students do this lab – worked great! Thanks for the idea. We graphed a-t using Desmos and later graphed v-t by hand. We used half-second intervals, a little fast for …

  2. whcalhoun

    The Collision that Formed the Moon

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    I was poking around YouTube looking at videos about where the Earth’s Moon came from. The currently accepted theory is called the Giant Impact Hypothesis. Though details differ, the main idea is that a smaller planet collided with the early Earth, and the Moon arose from the resulting debris. This …

  3. whcalhoun

    Stacking all the Planets

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    You’ve probably come across this idea that all the planets could fit between Earth and the Moon. The usual representation looks like this image I found on Google:

    It turns out, it’s not entirely true. Here’s a good article about this, published in Slate a few years ago. The planets …

  4. whcalhoun

    Using Desmos for Physics (Part I)

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    When I discovered Desmos, I knew that both I and my students would love it. Desmos has been called an online graphing calculator, which is literally true, but a description that barely captures the possibilities. I have come to see Desmos as a programmable simulator, using a programming language …

  5. whcalhoun

    New Physics Curriculum

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    I was tasked this year with redesigning the physics curriculum at my school. Our state (MA) just upgraded their framework, so we needed to re-align. For the last decade, the state’s framework was nothing more than a shopping cart of physics topics. There wasn’t even an attempt to distinguish topics …

  6. kirklunsford

    Another Blog Post About CARP. This Time It’s Personal!

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    https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/2187718-181/some-fishermen-complain-that-carp

    CARP, not referring to a fish, but rather it’s an acronym for Contrast, Alignment, Repetition, Proximity. Sometimes referred as CRAP! Or so I have found by doing a brief search for CARP on Google. There are already so many great resources out there describing CARP, however I first learned …

  7. emilysmayy

    Precious Pearls Trust Volunteer Training Program

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    This project was part of my coursework in my Information and Learning Technology master’s program at the University of Colorado Denver and challenged me to think about what it means to learn in an adult and corporate context. Using the Instructional Design Model, ADDIE, I worked with a partner to …

  8. emilysmayy

    B2B Tech Social Launch Campaign

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    This project was a part of a larger initiative to rebrand the entire worldwide commerce unit at IBM. The social strategy played a critical role in making the transition known –informing and educating clients and prospects across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn channels. The announcement was to take place during World …

  9. emilysmayy

    Research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Online Education

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    This project was part of my coursework in my Information and Learning Technology master’s program at the University of Colorado Denver and focused on research in learning design and technology. I split my time between analyzing and evaluating methods for observing instruction, assessing learning and collecting reports to improve instruction …

  10. emilysmayy

    B2B Tech Social Launch Campaign

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    This project was a part of a larger initiative to rebrand the entire worldwide commerce unit at IBM. The social strategy played a critical role in making the transition known –informing and educating clients and prospects across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn channels.

    The announcement was to take place during World

  11. emilysmayy

    Corrective Exercises for Core Stability 101

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    This video project was part of my coursework in my Information and Learning Technology master’s program at the University of Colorado Denver. It required collaboration and creation of a 3-5 minute instructional video aimed to educate people on the importance of core stability and where to go to learn more. …

  12. emilysmayy

    Latin American Educational Foundation Infographic

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    This project was part of my coursework in my Information and Learning Technology master’s program at the University of Colorado Denver and challenged me to educate and inform through design. After researching topics around underrepresented communities in Denver, I created an infographic in Piktochart to support the non-profit organization, Latin …

  13. whcalhoun

    Space Junk Joyride

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    I don’t get nearly enough chances to use Celestia in my classroom. I’ve loved messing around with Celestia for years, but it’s the rare student who shares my enthusiasm for astronomy. In class I will use Celestia to demonstrate gravitational orbits – moons around planets, planets and comets around suns, …

  14. whcalhoun

    High (Voltage) Wire Act

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    My brother-in-law Peter visited last year and showed me and my wife some of his favorite short videos on YouTube. When I saw this one featuring a man inspecting high voltage lines, I knew that I would show it to my students. It’s a lovely little video narrated by the …

  15. whcalhoun

    The Electromagnetic Spectrum

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    A couple of years ago, when my team of physics teachers started building instruction around the topic of electromagnetic radiation, I began assembling a list of different common uses of EM radiation. This list would provide a basis of information to use in our written instruction, as well as suggest …

  16. whcalhoun

    The Sun in Various Wavelengths

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    My physics curriculum has shifted in response to our new state frameworks, and one shift has been a greater emphasis on electromagnetic radiation. I’ve been having fun concocting new examples and demonstrations (including an “in-house” field trip to our metal fabrication shop to experience welding).

    This spring my class was …

  17. whcalhoun

    A Story About Weather and Teaching

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    Physics as Story

    I think of physics as a kind of story. It’s actually a huge collection of stories, the result of working to understand every physical phenomenon under the sun (and beyond). In the physics classroom I am therefore a storyteller, and I endeavor to help my students become …

  18. whcalhoun

    Quick Electromagnetism Demo Videos

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    One of my students this past year had a medical condition that required him to be out of school for an extended time. In situations like this, I usually aggregate all the instructional material for a unit into a single file called a Portfolio PDF. Notes, homework, worksheets, quizzes, …

UC Denver Summer 15 (Holden)

Welcome to CU Denver's Learning with Digital Stories

INTE 5340: Learning with Digital Stories critically examines and critiques the ways in which digital storytelling conveys meaning, draws upon personal experience, and shares various truths. Students iteratively and rapidly produce multiple digital stories by leveraging a variety of tools, methods, and design principles, and also develop a critical stance toward social learning - and digital storytelling as a social learning practice - by considering the moral and ethical impacts of storytelling on individuals and communities.

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#tdc2886 #ds106 Draw a Duck! Use the template from the FB page, Smol Animol Memes and come up with your own duck

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Draw a duck and share your art! Use the template from Smol Animol Memes (copied as an image above) to draw a duck. Be as crazy with it as you want!