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Xperience is where contributed, but not reviewed, ChemEd X resources such as blogs and opinion pieces are found. Here you can find blogs in which our contributors express their personal empiricism and polls in which you the community can provide your opinions.

by Kristen Drury
Fri, 05/21/2021 - 17:22

Kristen Drury explains some major shifts in her teaching philosophies and how her flipped classroom has evolved as a result.

Recent activity: 1 year 8 months ago
by Michael Jansen
Thu, 05/20/2021 - 16:16

We were converted; we saw the light. No more playing with a balance. Reverence, dude. Without a balance we got nuthin’.

Recent activity: 1 year 8 months ago
by Thomas Cox
Wed, 05/19/2021 - 10:57

Interested in building a healthy sense of belonging for students in chemistry class and laboratory? In encouraging students to form study groups that lead to friendships post-chemistry class? Try the Study Group Selfie.

Recent activity: 1 year 8 months ago
by Kristen Drury
Tue, 05/18/2021 - 06:26

After teaching the concepts and calculations for acid and base strength, concentration, percent ionization, and pH I noticed many of my students were struggling to make meaningful connections between these calculations.This lesson was created to strengthen the understanding of the relationships between these concepts and skills.

Recent activity: 1 year 8 months ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 09:57

Beautiful, metallic mirrors of copper or silver can easily be formed in test tubes. Simply add the appropriate metal salt to a test tube, and heat! These reactions should be performed in a fume hood. 

Recent activity: 3 months 1 day ago
by Michael Jansen
Wed, 05/05/2021 - 13:48

Boredom needs no explanation; we were all (Chemistry) students. A bored student is not an engaged student, and likely not a student who wants to learn. How can we make our lessons more engaging? 

Recent activity: 1 year 8 months ago
by Michael Jansen
Tue, 05/04/2021 - 13:46

Meet one of our newest lead contributors, Michael Jansen, who teaches high school chemistry in Toronto, Ontario!

Recent activity: 1 year 9 months ago
by Scott Balicki
Mon, 05/03/2021 - 07:57

In order to teach chemistry effectively, we must ascertain what our students are thinking about chemistry and make a decision regarding what to do with what we learn. Formative assessment questions provide a useful lens into students' minds regarding what they are thinking about chemistry. Let us consider then, how categorizing formative assessment questions could help us plan out our classes more deliberately, in order to better design purposeful written formative assessments that align with our curricular goals. 

Recent activity: 6 months 2 weeks ago
by Doug Ragan
Fri, 04/30/2021 - 06:26

Doug Ragan has been working with the Alchemie team -- founded by a former chemistry teacher, Julia Winter -- for a number of years. They have been working over the last year on a new project, named Kasi, which delivers sound-based feedback to students as they learn with tactile pieces on a magnetic whiteboard. The goal is to build an accessible learning system that helps ALL students learn, and is particularly important for those with visual impairments.

Recent activity: 1 year 9 months ago
by Chad Husting
Wed, 04/21/2021 - 08:23

Chad Husting shares a microscale Reactions Lab and outlines his goals and plans for labs in his classroom as he prepares for next school year.

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Recent activity: 1 year 6 months ago