Tuesday, March 23, 2010

http://sites.google.com/a/moe.gov.sg/ict-mentor/home



ICT Mentor Programme (Phase 1A) 

Welcome to Phase 1A of the ICT mentor training programme Ministry of Education MOE Education Technology Division ETD http://www.moe.gov.sg/about/org-structure/etd/

The objective of the programme is to develop teachers who are able to use ICT for effective learning and teaching and have pedagogical depth to help and mentor fellow colleagues.

https://www.google.com/a/moe.gov.sg/ Login to moe.gov.sg

Missing part of Five Standards of Authentic Instruction http://pdonline.ascd.org/pd_online/diffinstr/el199304_newmann.html

Higher-Order Thinking

Depth of Knowledge

Connectedness to the World

Substantive Conversation

Social Support for Student Achievement



my 1 minute of how technology can help learning and teaching.






http://voicethread.com/share/1013989/








this is re-examined
4 Square Reflection for ICT-Based Lesson
  1. Thinking skills & Digital age skills: What? How? Effective?
  2. ICT tools: What? How? Effective?
  3. Instructional approach: What? How? Effective?
  4. Learning outcomes: What? Achieved? Evidence? 

Lesson Plan Template:

Subject:

Level:

Topic:

Learning
Outcome(s):

Description:

Background knowledge:

Pre-lesson Activity:

Duration:

ICT Skills:


Activities
Duration
Resources
1.    



2.    



3.    



4.    




Student’s Skills: Bloom’s Taxonomy, Global Digital Age Skills, etc
Where does this project fit on the revised Bloom’s taxonomy?
_ Create
_ Evaluate
_ Analyze
_ Apply
_ Understand
_ Remember

Global Digital Age Skills are addressed?
_ Creativity and Innovation
_ Communication and Collaboration
_ Research and Information Fluency
_ Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
_ Digital Citizenship
_ Technology Operations and Concepts


Affordances of ICT Tools:
Have you harnessed the functional and instructional affordances of the ICT tools?
Instructional Strategies:

Range of Use:
c      A—LOTs, Didactic, Limited or No Connection to Real World
c      B—LOTs, Student-Centered, Direct Connection to Real World
c      C—HOTs, Didactic, Limited or No Connection to Real World
c      D—HOTs, Student-Centered, Direct Connection to Real World



Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ejs Open Source Ideal Gas Model based on Kinetic Theory of Gas

updated 17 august 2015
constant pressure, isobaric process
http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2015/08/ejss-ideal-gas-model-based-on-kinetic.html
run: Link1Link2
download: Link1Link2
source: Link1Link2
author: fu-kwun hwang, lookang, tina
author EJS: Francisco Esquembre

constant volume, isochoric process
run: Link1Link2
download: Link1Link2
source: Link1Link2
author: fu-kwun hwang, lookang, tina
author EJS: Francisco Esquembre

constant temperature isothermal process
run: Link1Link2
download: Link1Link2
source: Link1Link2
author: fu-kwun hwang, lookang, tina
author EJS: Francisco Esquembre


Picture

Particle model of ideal gas
This java simulation use 1 to 200 particles to simulate the particle of ideal gas. Each particle has the same speed moving in random direction. Piston will move down due to the gravity and move up because collision from particles.
You can change the velocity and pressure with the slider bar
Try to estimate the number of particle per cubic centimeter and compare to the number of particle in this simulation. Explain why the volume in the simulation is changing all the time.

New Model customized by lookang for the following:
Assumptions of ideal gas

   1. The molecules in the gas can be considered small hard spheres.
   2. All collisions between gas molecules are elastic and all motion is frictionless (no energy is lost in collisions or in motion).
   3. Newton’s laws apply.
   4. The distance between molecules on average is much larger than the size of the molecules.
   5. The gas molecules are constantly moving in random directions with a distribution of speeds.
   6. There are no attractive or repulsive forces between the molecules or the surroundings.

Additional option in applet to change elastic to inelastic (i.e. coefficient of restitution), p-V, p-T and V-T graphs

Original Source: This java applet was created by Fu-Kwun Hwang with Easy Java Simulation (Ejs) from Francisco
the original applet is from http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=632.0

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Learning Physics through Video Analysis and Modeling @ River Valley High (sg) 2010

http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/ to download the fantastic technology tool.
Tracker
Free Video Analysis and Modeling Tool for Physics Education

There are some of the professional development (PD) materials that i produced to support Teacher PD and Student informal home based learning. I made this video to advance the learning of physics through meaningful use of technology tools and there was no existing PD video on the tracker yet when i made these 2 video, so this is like knowledge creation to for public good.
Tracker Free Video Analysis for Physics Education by Douglas Brown & Youtube PD by lookang

http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/
http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2010/03/learning-physics-through-video-analysis.html this video is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Singapore.

Tracker Free Video Modeling for Physics Education by Douglas Brown & Youtube PD by lookang


http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/
http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2010/03/learning-physics-through-video-analysis.html
this video is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Singapore.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/sg/

Learning Physics through Video Analysis and Modeling @ River Valley High (sg) 2010

http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2010/03/learning-physics-through-video-analysis.html
http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/
this video is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Singapore.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/sg/

Tracker Free Video Analysis & Modeling Tool by Douglas Brown
Use the video analysis and modeling software http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/, to support their investigation of one sport activity or event and able to perform an in-depth study of the science (especially physics) of sports.
meaningful use of technology
Video modeling pedagogy (Douglas Brown, 2009) http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/AAPT_video_modeling_2009.pdf



1. Compare videos of the real world to simulations of theoretical models.
2. Students define force expressions, parameters and initial conditions for dynamic particle model simulations based on Newton's Second Law.
3. Model simulations synchronize with and draw themselves right on the video.

students are engaged in self-directed learning.
1. Ownership of Learning, students decide on a personally motivating task to conduct inquiry on, use the video analysis software and identify variables to inquiry on, define their own equations to analysis and input their own equations of motion to model the motion.
2. Management and Monitoring of Own Learning, students explore video based experimental data and make logical arguments and findings. Students formulate questions and generate own inquiries when conducting the holiday assignment guided by face to face as well as online teachers and peer support and discussions.
Students use the online feedback form to improve their learning experience using the video analysis software.
3. Extension of Own Learning, students are taught the pedagogical use of the tool and perform similar inquiry on different video of their choice. Learn beyond the curriculum, students are expose different aspects of physics and other subject matters in the sports and figure out like real scientist when to use which concepts to analyze the video.

students are engaged in collaborative learning (CoL)
Effective Group Processes, in groups of three, the students need to negotiate and set common goals to explore a video of their choice.
Individual and Group Accountability of Learning, students learn in groups of three, share their initial findings on the discussion forum, supported by peers evaluation and teacher mentor-ship.

The Discussion Forum is here
http://www.rivervalleyhigh.moe.edu.sg/ 
password required sorry folks!
http://rvhs8.asknlearn.com/Forum/forum.aspx?ForumID=0a294048-ece4-96d8-61c9-0a214ad88a20

Other physics forum which has discussion on the tracker like NTNUJAVA Virtual Physics Laboratory
Tracker Free Video Analysis & Modeling Tool by Douglas Brown

This lesson example is also hosted in
http://ictconnection.edumall.sg/cos/o.x?ptid=711&c=/ictconnection/ictlib&func=view&rid=82
http://edumall.sg password required sorry folks! pending approval by the ICT Connection team.

the video are made using the software
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp
Camtasia 6

certificate of appreciation from ICT connection Dr CHEAH Horn Mun

Tat Leong wrote in and got a commendation award
taken from http://intranet.moe.gov.sg/i-deal/innergy/2011/Innergy_Schools_2011-Winners.pdf





Innergy (Schools) Awards 2011 Winners 
S/N School Project Title Award Type



Gold 
23 River Valley High School Learning Physics through Video Analysis Commendation
($300)

 The write up is here
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzIvSg-TzZrZMzY4ODk1ODQtMjg5MC00ZDI5LWFhMjYtMjNiYTQ3ZjFjZDE2

Monday, March 8, 2010

The ICT Connection Launch Animation @ iCTLT 2010 March 04

Official Launch
Yes! The portal is officially launched by today by Mr S Iswaran, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Education. Here's http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/speeches/2010/03/04/speech-by-mr-s-iswaran-at-ictlt-2010.php the speech delivered by Mr Iswaran at the iCTLT 2010 Conference. And here's the animation that marked the launch:

The ICT Connection Launch Animation @ iCTLT 2010 March 04



Credit goes to Mr Lee Tian Soon, our senior graphics artist, who put in much creativity and hard work to pull this short clip together. "THANK YOU!" Tian Soon :)

Ejs open source Vernier calipers java applet with objects, help & 0-error logic

Ejs open source Vernier calipers java applet with objects, help & 0-error logic
Picture of the applet.

This is a physics model of the Ejs open source Vernier calipers java applet with objects (Sept2009) and zero error logic (Sept2009) with now input field (Nov2009) for checking understanding (29Nov2009) better blue object collision detection, now with depth stem and test-tube (07Mar2010).



Java Applet hosted by NTNUJAVA Virtual Physics Laboratory
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Singapore License
Download EJS jar file(853.5kB):double click downloaded file to run it. (81 times by 37 users)
May take some time to load the interactive digital learning environment.

More write up can be found here
http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2010/06/ejs-open-source-vernier-calipers-java.html