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
Blackboard Lets You Manage Delivery and Assignments
Turnitin Lets You Go Paperless! Screenshot courtesy of Turnitin
Fathom Helps with Graphing Data! See attached handout for directions to graph data with Fathom 2 software.
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.
Grab Their Attention with Graphics and Animation! is great! Heres one from the Multimedia Physics Studios:
Links Bolton High School Digital Academy http://www.rapides.k12.la.us/bda/ Turn It In http://www.turnitin.com PhET Simulations http://phet.colorado.edu/new/simulations/ Gizmos http://www.explorelearning.com/ Toll-Free 1-866-882-4141 For sales info., email firstname.lastname@example.org@explorelearning.com
Links, cont. Amusement Park Physics http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/ UC Berkeley Physics Demonstrations http://www.mip.berkeley.edu/physics/ MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-01Physics- IFall1999/CourseHome/index.htm The Physics Classroom http://www.physicsclassroom.com/ Multimedia Physics Studios http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/index.html# top