Friday, March 30, 2012

Innergy award GOLD 2012

Using blogger iOS app to upload photos

Enjoy!!

L to R: Yew Meng KWAN, Loo Kang WEE, Charles CHEW (absent: Jimmy Giam Hwee GOH). Gold HQ Innergy Award 2012 for Gravity-Physics by Inquiry (ETD-AST-YJC)

the other GOLD innergy award 2012 ideas to practice Propel-T

dry run at SunTec


seat with label ETD and AST Gravity-Physics by Inquiry

using iPhone like mirror to check the tie
MOE Excel Fest 2012 Minister Heng deliver speech about constructive discontent. Good Message :)

accepting the Trophy GOLD 2012 Award for Gravity-Physics by Inquiry from Minister Heng during Excel Fest 2012
Double gold innergy award 2012




Trophy GOLD 2012 Award for Gravity-Physics by Inquiry from Minister Heng during Excel Fest 2012
ETD and AST Gravity-Physics by Inquiry, Left: to Right: Lawrence WEE and Charles CHEW
Organisation Division exceeding my expectations by giving 2 trophies, one for ETD and one for AST. awesome customer service, thanks to Wei Hao! 

ETD and AST Gravity-Physics by Inquiry, Left: to Right: Jimmy GOH, Lawrence WEE and Charles CHEW (absent: Yew Meng KWAN)

ETD and AST Gravity-Physics by Inquiry, Left: to Right: Jimmy GOH, Lawrence WEE and Charles CHEW (absent: Yew Meng KWAN)

Trophy GOLD 2012 Innergy Award for Gravity-Physics by Inquiry from Minister Heng during Excel Fest 2012

Annex A eduLab

Actual Learning Journey


Annex A eduLab
http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/files/2012/03/ictlt-2012-annex-a.pdf

Ideas from the eduLab Programme 1) Java Simulation Design for Teaching and Learning
This project seeks to further students’ inquiry learning through the appropriate use of computer models with multiple representations thereby improving students’ understanding of abstract concepts in Physics.
This project’s key pedagogical method is the guided inquiry approach through customised computer models, worksheets and skilful teacher facilitation, to enable students to conduct scientific investigation-inquiry on the computer models & propose/deduce physics concepts in agreement with the evidence/data collected in the computer models and the real world.
The idea was initially conceptualised by a team of passionate physics educators, Lee Tat Leong and Wee Loo Kang, from River Valley High School and the Educational Technology Division at MOE respectively. Their novel approach to teaching physics using Java Simulations had a significant impact on students. Despite there being a wide array of physics simulations on online open source communities, many of them are not directly relevant to the specific needs of our students. Thus, Tat Leong and Loo Kang taught themselves Java programming for many months before they started customising these resources to allow students to visualize physics concepts clearly. Their students clearly appreciated the use of these simulations as they were able to understand the physics concepts clearly. They also relished the challenge of learning through investigative inquiry and experimentation with computer models, as opposed to the traditional method of direct instruction. Research survey findings indicate that students were delighted to use such simulations as not only were they able to visualize abstract physics concepts, it made learning more fun and interesting.
To date, the project has involved like-minded and passionate educators from River Valley High School, Yishun Junior College, Serangoon Junior College, Innova Junior College, and Anderson Junior College.
Acknowledgement: Open Source Physics http://www.compadre.org/osp/



http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/2012/03/edulab-at-the-academy-of-singa.php

eduLab at the Academy of Singapore Teachers (eduLab@AST) to Bring Ideas into Practice
Ministry of Education Press Releases - Thu, 29/03/2012 - 12:00pm
Teachers will now have a “living lab” to experiment with evolving technologies before trying them out in their schools. Set to transform learning in the future, eduLab@AST launched by Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology (iCTLT) 2012 today will play a key role in bringing ideas to practice.

eduLab@AST seeks to:

Foster ideation and collaboration across schools in experimenting with technology in education;
Promote adoption of successful use of technology in education; and
Provide ICT infrastructure to facilitate technology experimentation for schools and MOE to assess potential solutions prior to adoption
eduLab@AST will showcase experiments trialed in schools. It will also partner schools designated as ICT Centres of Excellence to spread mature innovations and successful practices, by leveraging existing structures and teacher networks that have been established. New technologies will also be channelled to these schools to test-bed new or emerging solutions. In turn, the experiences of these schools will be harvested and shared with other schools through eduLab@AST. Through this, eduLab@AST hopes to build a community where teacher-researchers interact with one another, and tap on research expertise from the National Institute of Education (NIE) and industry partners.

Since the eduLab programme was initiated in 2010, the programme has seen three ideas involving 20 schools (Please see details at Annex A.). Educators who visit eduLab@AST can learn more of how schools have infused innovative ICT practices into lessons and classroom activities. At the Project Highlights Section, school innovations as well as possibilities in the industry would be highlighted to schools for experimentation. Through these programmes, visitors will gain insights into ICT initiatives that educators have developed to scaffold students’ learning process. The Idea Workbench Section & Idea Pollination Section further allows educators to engage in collaborative discussion on how such ICT practices and solutions can be customised and adopted to best fit their school’s needs (Please see Annex B).

eduLab@AST is managed by the Ministry of Education (MOE) with support from the NIE, the Academy of Singapore Teachers, the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and NCS Pte Ltd. For more information on the eduLab programme, please visit eduLab@AST’s website.
iOS app with the details of this learning journey

Dry Run
lookang and eduLab@AST

模拟软件让课堂“动”起来(2012-03-30)

模拟软件让课堂“动”起来
taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Geostationaryjava3Dsideview.gif by lookang, many thanks to Paco for his original model and EJS of course!

For those English readers, copy and paste the texts into http://translate.google.com/ to see the results
text in red are my attempts to correct the translation  
text in bold are those related to Open source Physics :)
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At the Singapore Teachers College education laboratory [eduLab], in addition to regular training courses held for teachers in teaching, but also the establishment of a collection of many schools of science and technology teaching project site for teachers' reference. It will also provide one-stop service to help have teachers with a teacher or a business contact of a particular technology in teaching.
Compared to the plan on the blackboard to explain the concept of the geosynchronous orbit, three-dimensional picture by computer software simulation of the geosynchronous orbit, from different angles to observe this phenomenon, is certainly more interesting learning experience for students.
Local a group of physics teachers [that's tat leong and lookang] on the use of open source  software, and Java applets to simulate the physical principles, including the geosynchronous orbit. Students through the software [computer model] to adjust the data to understand the changes of some physical phenomena in different situations.

taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Geostationaryjava3Dsideview.gif by lookang, many thanks to Paco for his original model and EJS of course!
The software is currently in high school for five junior college[s] and train school test. Preliminary results indicate that more [1] traditional teaching, teachers' use of experimental equipment for [2] demonstration and student use of this software on their [3] own learning, students through the harvest of the [learn better through the] last two teaching methods.
Interested in the use of the materials on the classroom teachers, will be available through the Ministry of Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore Teachers' College (the Academy of Singapore Teachers), the Infocomm Development Authority, as well as cooperation in the establishment of the National Computer Systems, Inc. EduLab @ of AST ask for information. Teachers can understand the benefits of this type of simulation software for teaching and learning can also contact [lookang] the businesses have tried this software, [and other] teachers to and development more [computer models] of software.
This laboratory at the Singapore Teachers 'College, in addition to regular training courses held for teachers in teaching, has also set up a collection of many schools in teaching the project's website, for teachers' reference. This laboratory will also provide one-stop service to help interested teachers with a teacher or a business contact of a particular technology in teaching and assisting teachers with new ideas, use of new technology in the laboratory experiment, and then to their own schools implemented.
Mathematics grade teacher Tang Xiu-mei said in an interview, these facilities can assist teachers to practice innovative ideas, we can gather to explore how to use a particular technology to assist teaching, without the need to effortlessly find the necessary technology or equipment.


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The Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower Affairs, He Huaji announced EduLab @ AST was officially opened yesterday at the opening ceremony of the International Conference on "the use of technology in teaching and learning.

Ministry of Education and the National Institute of Education as early as 2010 launch EduLab plan. Want to research and development of teaching science and technology schools, through this program, supervised the funding of the National Research Foundation. Start the program the first five years, is expected to have 15 projects, each project carried out by a few school. Use Java applets to simulate the physical principles of the project is one of them.

Valley High School high school student Chen Zhijie (18) to take advantage of this simulation program in physics class this year to learn the principle of the battery sensor and the X-ray, he hopes to use this software to learn more about the physical principles.

He said: many physical concepts are more abstract, theoretical, and hard copied in the classroom. Better showing the physical concept of the learning more interactive. "

Ministry of Education in 2009 to expand the five-year information technology master plan, the aim is to cultivate the students' own learning and cooperative learning through the effective use of information and communication technologies. He Huaji said that the Ministry of Education hopes to continue to enhance the schools to make use of information and communication technology learning and teaching research and development, and technological guidance.

He pointed out that cooperation between the faculty will also help to promote good teaching of information and communication technologies in the education system.

He Huaji also introduced the technology in teaching results of the project, including the School of the Future program launched in 2007.

There are eight schools to join the Ministry of Education Schools of the Future plan. The end of last year, they have developed 12 using interactive digital media, and for other schools continue to use innovative teaching methods, they are also about 50-to-market applications R & D with business partners. , Teachers and researchers to participate in these action research projects of up to 253 people, published in international journals and seminars and presented 73 research report.


(2012-03-30)
王珏琪 报道

ongjq@sph.com.sg
http://www.zaobao.com.sg/sp/sp120330_024.shtml


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Geostationaryjava3Dsideview.gif
Geostationary orbits (side view).


位于新加坡教师学院的教育实验室,除了定期为教师举行科技教学培训课程,也设立集合多所学校的科技教学项目的网站,供教师参考。它还将提供一站式的服务,帮忙有兴趣的教师同进行某项科技教学的教师或商家联系。

比起以黑板上的平面图来解释地球同步轨道的概念,通过电脑软件模拟地球同步轨道的三维画面,从不同角度来观察这个现象,对学生来说肯定是更有趣的学习经验。

本地有一组物理教师就利用开源(open source)软件,通过Java小应用程序(applets)来模拟物理原理,包括地球同步轨道(geostationary orbit)。学生可通过软件调整数据,了解一些物理现象在不同情况下的变化。

这个软件目前在五所初级学院和直通车学校高中部试验。初步结果显示,比较传统教学、教师利用实验器材进行示范和学生利用这个软件自行学习,学生通过后面两种教学方式的收获最高。

有兴趣在课堂上使用这项教材的教师,将可通过由教育部、国立教育学院、新加坡教师学院(Academy of Singapore Teachers)、资讯通信发展管理局,以及国家电脑系统公司合作成立的EduLab@AST索取资料。教师可了解这类模拟软件对教学和学习的效益,也可联系已试用这项软件的教师和开发软件的商家。

这个位于新加坡教师学院的实验室,除了定期为教师举行科技教学培训课程,也设立集合多所学校的科技教学项目的网站,供教师参考。这个实验室还将提供一站式的服务,帮忙有兴趣的教师同进行某项科技教学的教师或商家联系,以及协助有新点子的教师,在实验室里利用新科技进行实验,再到自己的学校里落实。

数学特级教师汤秀妹受访时说,这些设施可协助想要实践创新点子的教师,大家可以聚集探讨如何使用某项科技来辅助教学,而不需要费力气找所需的科技或器材。


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http://www.zaobao.com.sg/sp/sp120330_024_1.shtml
模拟软件让课堂“动”起来

(2012-03-30)

早报导读


教育部兼人力部高级政务次长贺华吉昨天在“利用科技教学和学习国际会议”开幕典礼上宣布EduLab@AST正式启用。
教育部和国立教育学院其实早在2010年推出EduLab计划。想要研发教学科技的学校,可通过这项计划,获得专人指导、国立研究基金会的资助等。在启动计划的前五年,预计将有15个项目加入,每个项目由几所学校合作进行。利用Java小应用程序模拟物理原理的项目就是其中一个。

立化中学高中部学生陈智杰(18岁)今年在物理课利用这个模拟程式来学习电池感应和X光的原理,他希望能利用这个软件来学习更多物理原理。

他说:“许多物理概念是比较抽象的,这些理论上的东西,又难在课室里复制。这样能更好地呈现出物理概念,学习上也比较多互动性。”

教育部在2009年展开为期五年的第三个资讯科技总蓝图,宗旨是通过有效使用资讯通信科技培养学生自行学习和合作学习。贺华吉说,教育部希望继续增强学校使用资讯通信科技学习和教学的研发,以及科技的指导。

他指出,教员之间的合作也将有助于在教育体系里推广良好的资讯通信科技教学法。

贺华吉也介绍了一些科技教学项目的成果,包括在2007年推出的未来学校计划。

目前有八所学校加入教育部的未来学校计划。截至去年底,他们共研发12项利用互动数码媒体,并供其他学校延用的创新教学法,他们也跟商业伙伴研发了约50个可推出市场的应用程序。参加这些行动研究项目的教师兼研究人员多达253人,他们在国际研究期刊和研讨会刊登和呈现了73项研究报告。


Summary from moe. Thanks !
Reports noted that the eduLab programme started in 2010, and had seen three ideas involving 20 schools shaped so far. The programme was jointly implemented by the National Institute of Education and funded by the National Research Foundation. ST and ZB noted that in one project, a team of Physics teachers had customised open-source physics simulations to fit the needs of the syllabus and to allow students to better understand concepts. A student from River Valley High School, who used the software, said that as Physics concepts were abstract, the software provided an interactive way of learning.

picture of actual lianhe zaobao on open source physics @river valley high from Tat Leong
static picture of geostationary orbit


You can also see this on tat leong blog
http://leetl.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/affirmation-of-edulab/

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Physics by Inquiry with Simulations at 3rd International ConferenceonTeaching and Learning with Technology, iCTLT 2012 (27 - 30 March 2012)

Proposal Summary for 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology, iCTLT 2012 (27 - 30 March 2012)
theme of the conference as "Do IT! Transform Learning, Shape the Future"
http://www.ictlt.com/call-for-papers.php  click this on the link page.
title: Physics by Inquiry with Simulations
date: Day 1 (29 Mar 2012)
time: Concurrent Session 3 (1600-1700) 
venue: MR 313/314.
facilitator: Elsie Mathews
upload paper: https://www.ictlt.com/paperupload/paper_upload.php
Paper ID: 128-120711
user id: lookang

Total uploaded: 3

Date Upload  2011-12-28 16:23:43
Title  Physics by Inquiry with Simulations
File  2011-12-28 16:23:43_ictltwee01.pptx
Date Upload  2012-03-15 14:28:55
Title  Physics by Inquiry with Simulations
File  2012-03-15 14:28:55_ictltwee02.pptx.pdf
Date Upload  2012-04-02 16:03:42
Title  Physics by Inquiry with Simulations
File  2012-04-02 16:03:42_ictltwee03.zip

Type of Paper Practice based
Type of Presentation Bring Your Own Laptop
Title Physics by Inquiry with Simulations
Theme and Strands Engage ICT Pedagogy/Pedagogical Practices
Audience Type This presentation is suitable for :
Chief Technology Officers,Curriculum Specialists,Heads of Department,Library Media Specialists,
Principals & Vice Principals,Superintendents,Teachers,Teacher Educators/Academics,Technology Coordinators,Technology Facilitators,Technology Integration Specialists
Subject Area Science (Physics)
Duration of Presentation 60 min presentation
Commercial Content NIL, it is all free for the purpose of benefiting humankind at zero cost.
Rationale:
The third Masterplan for ICT (MOE, 2009b) teacher-lead initiative using free tools such as Open Source Physics (Christian, 2010) seeks to illustrate meaningful integration of ICT in physics education through student centred activities, for promoting self-directed learning (Tan, Shanti, Tan, & Cheah, 2011) supported by effective processes for social collaborative learning (Chai, Lim, So, & Cheah, 2011).
Objective:
The Open Source Physics community used Easy Java Simulation (Esquembre, 2004) has created hundreds of simulations that could be finer customized (Wee & Mak, 2009) to the Singapore syllabus for more targeted productive activities.
We will share the collision cart simulation with RVHS (Lee, Wee, Cheng, & Wong, 2010) and 4 gravitational simulations with Yishun JC. These simulations we argue are appropriate laboratory environments that can provide the experience and context, essential for deepening student’s conceptual understanding of Physics through student centered guided inquiry (Kirschner, Sweller, & Clark, 2006) approach supported by social discourse.
Involvement:
RVHS 214 students, 6 teachers, 1 educational technology officer
YJC 25 students, 1 teacher, 1 ETO
Pedagogy &Technology:
Inquiry Approach, Easy Java Simulation
Impact:
experience and figure out for themselves the physics
Challenge & Plan
Slow Diffusion of this ICT practice
Subject chapter physics teachers.

Facilities
Paper presentations will be assigned to rooms ranging in capacity from 50 - 200 depending on anticipated audience. Rooms will be set in theatre style and filled to capacity on a first-come, first-serve basis by conference participants.

The organiser will provide:
Internet connectivity
LCD projector and screen
Microphone(s)
Sound system
Panel table with panellist microphones (for Panel Discussions only)



Envision: Visionary ICT leadership that provides conditions in leading change and professional development initiatives to bring about pedagogical changes.
Engage: Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age that focuses on designing, implementing & evaluating ICT-enriched learning experiences.
Explore: Innovative & Emerging technology learning environments that bring about ICT-enriched learning experiences.

This conference will be held in Singapore from  27 to 30 March, 2012. Delegates can look forward to:
network and get updates & insights on educational technology developments and solutions;
share, learn and engage collectively on the challenges and opportunities in the use of ICT for teaching and learning.

Please visit our conference website at http://www.ictlt.com for more information on registration, submission of presentation proposals and updates.

This conference is brought to you by The Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Academy of Principals, Singapore (APS).

For enquiries, please contact Ms Kriss Neo at tel no: 62956920 or email: enquiries@ictlt.com.


I also ended up as a reviewer.
2011.
https://www.ictlt.com/reviewer/review_login.php
Userid: WEE_Loo_Kang@moe.gov.sg
Thank you once again for your kind assistance in reviewing the proposals for the International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology 2012 (iCTLT 2012). Your review and recommendations are crucial in helping us select the best proposals for the conference. We appreciate your contributions and would like to invite you to join us at the conference.
Details of the conference are as follows:
Date: 29 – 30 March 2012
Venue: Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Time: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Do visit the following URL to register and receive updates on iCTLT 2012

update 27 October 2011

Dear Wee loo kang, Goh Giam Hwee, Lee Tat Leong,
Proposal Ref No: 128-120711
Type of Paper: Practice-based
Title: Physics by Inquiry with Simulations
Duration of Presentation: 60 minutes
Thank you for your proposal submission to the International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology 2012 (iCTLT 2012). We are pleased to inform you that your proposal has been accepted.
Please submit your presentation slides by 30 December 2011 for online publication and include any accompanying notes. The total file size should not exceed 6MB. We will provide an URL at a later part and send another email to inform you for the uploading of presentation slides. Upon received, kindly copy and paste the following URL into a new browser and upload your presentation slides and accompanying notes.
Please note that all presenters must register and pay to attend the conference by 30 December 2011. You may proceed to login at http://www.ictlt.com/. The registration fee will not be refunded should the presenter fail to turn up for the conference.
You will be informed of the details of your presentation slot at a nearer date. If you have any queries, please contact Kriss Neo at enquiries@ictlt.com.
We look forward to seeing you at iCTLT 2012.
This is an auto generated email. Please do not reply.
Best regards,
iCTLT 2012 Programme Committee

update 27 october 2011

Summary

DELEGATE INFORMATION
: Mr
: WEE Loo Kang Lawrence
: Singapore
: NOT APPLICABLE
: MOE
: teacher
: 92475573
: wee_loo_kang@moe.gov.sg
: 138675
: None
: No
: No



PAYMENT
: SGD 460.00

: SGD 460.00
: SGD 32.20

: SGD 492.20



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Please note that your registration is confirmed only upon receipt of full payment for the Conference.






update 01 November 2011





Dear Wee loo kang, Goh Giam Hwee, Lee Tat Leong,
Proposal Ref No: 128-120711
Type of Paper: Practice-based
Title: Physics by Inquiry with Simulations
Duration of Presentation: 60 minutes
Thank you for your proposal submission to the International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology 2012 (iCTLT 2012). We congratulate you that your proposal has been accepted.
Please submit your presentation slides by 30 December 2011 for online publication and include any accompanying notes. The total file size should not exceed 6MB. Kindly copy and paste the following URL into a new browser and upload your presentation slides and accompanying notes.

Please note that all presenters must register and pay to attend the conference by 30 December 2011. You may proceed to login at http://www.ictlt.com/. The registration fee will not be refunded should the presenter fail to turn up for the conference.
You will be informed of the details of your presentation slot at a nearer date. If you have any queries, please contact Kriss Neo at enquiries@ictlt.com.
We look forward to seeing you at iCTLT 2012.
This is an auto generated email. Please do not reply.
Best regards,
iCTLT 2012 Programme Committee



Looks this i cannot pay for this.
Final slides used https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1P1PBq39SN6Os9F1G73xozuU82KQNRIF9TPrL5eU-gQI/edit#slide=id.p38



anyway the PPT is here


iCTLTwee01

9 Jan 2012 Synopsis:




The Open Source Physics community used Easy Java Simulation authoring toolkit has created hundreds of simulations that could be finer customized to the Singapore syllabus for more targeted productive activities. Simulations, also known as computer models, we argue are appropriate laboratory environments that can provide the experience and context, essential for deepening student’s conceptual understanding of Physics through student centered guided inquiry approach. We have customized to date about sixty-five computer models of which we will share five; one collision cart simulation with RVHS and four gravitational simulations with Yishun JC appropriate for Advanced level Physics. We also will highlight Ordinary Level Physics computer models that we hope secondary school teachers will find useful. We have secured eduLab 2012-2013 project funding from National Research Fund (NRF) and Ministry of Education (MOE) and we hope teachers from other schools would continue to network-learn together with us.
All computer models shared are free for the world to use, download, remix under creative commons attribution license at the link(s) below.
http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?board=28.0
http://weelookang.blogspot.com/p/physics-applets.html


Computer Models Hosted Google Site https://sites.google.com/site/lookang

  1.  ejs_Momentum1D2010web03.jar (1700k)
  2.  ejs_KeplerSystem3rdLaw01.jar Download
  3. ejs_users_sgeducation_lookang_EarthAndSatelite04.jar Download
  4. ejs_users_sgeducation_lookang_GFieldandPotential1Dv2EarthMoonwee.jar Download
  5. ejs_users_sgeducation_lookang_GField_and_Potential_1D_v2wee.jar Download 
  6. ejs_users_sgeducation_lookang_AAPTVernierCaliper.jar (809k) download
  7.   ejs_Micrometer01.jar (1020k) download
  8. ejs_MagnetFallingltlxmlcoil01.jar (1632k) download






some are not the latest but they are all at NTNU Java virtual lab 

update 29 Feb 2012
Day 1 29th March 2012 Concurrent Session 3 (1600 - 1700) http://www.ictlt.com/programme/concurrent_session_3.php
Sub-Theme(s) / Title Presenter(s) Synopsis Venue
ICT Pedagogy/ Pedagogical Practices

Physics By Inquiry with Simulations
Wee Loo Kang,

Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education Goh Giam Hwee, Yishun Junior College Lee Tat Leong, River Valley High School
The Open Source Physics community using Easy Java Simulation authoring toolkit has created hundreds of simulations that could be customized to the Singapore syllabus for more targeted productive activities. Simulations (also known as computer models), we argue, are appropriate laboratory environments that can provide the experience and context, essential for deepening student's conceptual understanding of Physics through student centered guided inquiry approach. To date, we have customised about sixty-five computer models of which we will share five; one collision cart simulation with River Valley High School, and four gravitational simulations with Yishun Junior College appropriate for Advanced Level Physics. We will also highlight Ordinary Level Physics computer models that we hope secondary school teachers will find useful. We have secured the eduLab 2012-2013 project funding from National Research Fund (NRF) and Ministry of Education (MOE), and hope teachers from other schools would continue to network-learn together with us.

All computer models shared are free for use, download and remix under the creative commons attribution license, provided at the links below.

http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?board=28.0

http://weelookang.blogspot.com/p/physics-applets.html

MR 313/314

Updated 12 March 2012!
Congratulations that your paper has been selected for iCTLT 2012!

I am pleased to confirm that your presentation titled “Physics by Inquiry with Simulations” has been scheduled on Day 1 (29 Mar 2012), Concurrent Session 3 (1600-1700) at MR 313/314. I, Elsie Mathews from ETD, will be facilitating your presentation.

The following are some information you would need to take note of:

1. Equipment Testing
I would like to arrange to meet up with you at 8 am on 29 March 2012, outside MR 313/314 to test the equipment. Please be punctual so that we do not miss out on the other programmes.

Please also note that your assigned presentation room will have the following facilities:
• Internet connectivity
• LCD projector and screen
• 1 x Wired Microphone with floor stand
• 2 x Wired microphone with table stand
• 1 Rostrum with 2 Microphones
• In-built Sound system

Please be reminded to bring along your laptop and any necessary peripherals such as power cable, mouse, projector adapter etc., for your presentation.

2. Uploading of Presentation Materials
As mentioned in the earlier email from the conference programme committee, you are required to submit your presentation materials and any accompanying notes latest by Fri 16 Mar 2012 for the event website so that our delegates can preview the many presentations and make plans for their conference experience. You may upload your materials through the conference website. The total file size should not exceed 6MB. Do be assured that changes can still be made from now till the day of the conference. Any later version will be collected after your presentation, so that the most up-to-date materials are uploaded to the website.

3. Introduction of Presenters
I would also like to gather how you would like me to introduce the team. Please let us know your team background and experience and send this information back to me by Tue 20 March 2012, so that an appropriate introduction can be made to the conference delegates.

4. Contact Information
In case we would need to contact one other, your team may reach me at my mobile number 9667 1267. Do leave with me your contact numbers too.

We look forward to seeing you at iCTLT 2012. Meanwhile, your team can start the conference experience and ‘twitter’ us at #ictlt2012. So let’s Do IT! Transform Learning, Shape the Future.
iOS app on iCTLT2012 with the Physics by Inquiry with Simulations session 3 day 1
presenter's iCTLT2012 multiple USB port gift
innergy hq award 2012 Gravity-Physics by Inquiry ETD and AST GOLD
certificate of appreciation iCTLT2012

IRP presentation OSP

International Review Panel presentation Open Source Physics by Loo Kang.
Presenter: Yew Meng
unless i can come back in time after my son's medical appointment at KKH :)

story of OSP in ICT connection






Tuesday, March 27, 2012

eduLab@AST Learning Journey For iCTLT Foreign Delegates & Local Media

eduLab@AST Learning Journey For iCTLT Foreign Delegates & Local Media
eduLab@AST Case 2: Open Source Physics

Objective
To showcase the Singapore approach to seeding innovations in classrooms and how we sustain and spread these efforts.

Event: EduLab@AST Learning Journey For iCTLT2012 Foreign Delegates & Local Media
Objective: eduLab: To showcase the Singapore approach to seeding innovations in classrooms and how we sustain and spread these efforts.
Item: Case Study 2
Title: Learning Physics using Open Source Physics Java Applets
Presenter: Wee Loo Kang, SST
Audience: 30 iCTLT2012 Foreign Delegates and Local Media
Date: 27th March 2012
Time: 1430-1730

Address:2 Malan Rd,Singapore 109433
Venue: Academy of Singapore Teachers, EduLab Level 4 Physics Lab
Time:  40 min probably 1530-1620

Plan: Slide 1 to 8 talk
Slide 9 explore Google site https://sites.google.com/site/ijcsuperposition/

This case study offers a grounds-up approach to innovation and features a group of Physics teachers coming together to improve their practice through classroom experimentation. The team have sought the support of the teaching community locally as well as tapped the expertise of the international open-source Physics community. Through this project presentation, participants will also witness how java applets enable students to conduct scientific investigation-inquiry on the computer models and propose physics concepts in agreement with the data collected in the computer models or/and real world.

PPT



YouTube


Computer Models Hosted Google Site https://sites.google.com/site/lookang



Email update!! Awesome
Educational Technology Division (ETD) is pleased to announce the launch of eduLab@AST on 29 March 2012. Centered on the idea of a ‘living lab’ where educators can come together to experiment with the latest technology and generate ideas for improving teaching and learning, eduLab@AST brings together a network of teachers, researchers and industry partners to develop and spread ICT innovations. Under the theme of ‘Seed, Scale, Sustain’, the key objectives for eduLab@AST include:

To foster ideation and collaboration in experimenting with technology in education;
To promote adoption of successful use of technology in education; and
To provide ICT infrastructure to facilitate technology experimentation for schools and MOE HQ to assess potential solutions prior to adoption.
At this physical space, participants can gain experiential insights into how MOE and schools, in collaboration with academics and industry, have developed ICT innovations. eduLab@AST explores how schools have leveraged ICT to develop curriculum innovations and design new pedagogies for learning, and provides a sneak peek into emerging technologies and how they can be used in or out of the classroom.

To provide participants hands-on experience on evolving and new ICT innovations, workshops have been scheduled for educators to learn from fellow educators, researchers or industry experts. This is available on eduLab@AST’s website http://www.tinyurl.com/AST-eduLab. As places to the various workshops are limited, your staff is encouraged to register early.

If there is any clarification required, you may contact Ms Ang Yee Zhen at 6879 6489 or Mr Neo Chin Heng at 6879 6554. Alternatively, you can email your questions to moe_edulab_ast@moe.edu.sg.

We look forward to welcoming you at eduLab@AST!
screen capture of the iOS app on ICTLT2012 for eduLab@AST learning journey

eduLab@AST launch http://iresearch.edumall.sg/iresearch/slot/u110/edulab/index0.html

lookang sharing about open source physics at launch of eduLa@AST
lookang sharing about open source physics at launch of eduLa@AST


lookang sharing about open source physics at launch of eduLa@AST, picture brightness adjusted


lookang sharing about open source physics at launch of eduLa@AST, picture brightness adjusted
photo taken by iCTLT_reporter on twitter 
photo taken by iCTLT_reporter on twitter 


more twitter action
photo taken by iCTLT_reporter on twitter 
RT Highlights of LJ @ : Learning about Java Simulation Physics.

 
my blog entry learning journey open source physics on the


Highlights of LJ to : More hands-on activities! Trying out the Java Simulation Physics Applications#ictlt2012

RT Highlights of LJ @ : Learning about Java Simulation Physics.


Can't get enough of the Open Source Phyiscs ppt today in by . Drop by MR 313-31 (CS3 , Day 1, 4 pm to 5 pm) on Thur!

Thumbs up to the power of open source physics . Make physics learning fun



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