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Physics Is Phun with MacBooks! Cathy Martinez Bolton High School Alexandria, LA

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1 Physics Is Phun with MacBooks! Cathy Martinez Bolton High School Alexandria, LA

2 Welcome to Our Digital Academy!

3 What Can MacBooks Do for Your Physics Classes? Collect, Display, Analyze, & Share Data Ready Access to Tutorials & Enrichment Electronic Submission & Grading of Certain Assignments Internet Access to Authentic Science Activities and Complex Datasets

4 Blackboard Lets You Manage Delivery and Assignments

5 Turnitin Lets You Go Paperless! Screenshot courtesy of Turnitin

6 Fathom Helps with Graphing Data! See attached handout for directions to graph data with Fathom 2 software.

7 Geometers Sketchpad Helps with Vectors! See attached handout for directions to create vector diagrams in Geometers Sketchpad Suggested activity: have students create a vector map to a designated location in the school and create another map for returning to the classroom via a different route. If done carefully, they should observe equal but opposite resultant vectors.

8 Sample Vector Diagram

9 The Internet Is a Treasure Trove of Activities Simulations Tutorials Authentic Science Activities Complex Data Sets Graphics and Animations Videos

10 PhET Simulations-- Downloadable and Free!

11 Gizmos--Structured Simulations and Assessments Screenshot courtesy of ExploreLearning

12 Other Great Sites

13 Grab Their Attention with Graphics and Animation! is great! Heres one from the Multimedia Physics Studios:

14 Links Bolton High School Digital Academy Turn It In PhET Simulations Gizmos Toll-Free For sales info.,

15 Links, cont. Amusement Park Physics UC Berkeley Physics Demonstrations MIT OpenCourseWare IFall1999/CourseHome/index.htm The Physics Classroom Multimedia Physics Studios top

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