Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ejss digital library Singapore

Thanks to paco and Wolfgang for making the Singapore digital library as a default now.
Thank @engrg1 for the hosting!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Tracker auto tracking explained

Thanks to prof doug.
Tracker Autotracker Tutorial: http://youtu.be/Dn0Zz7rtkZw



i learnt that the evolution can be set to 0% when the image to be track is always the same for best tracking position results!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tracker and k12 ocpa8

Tracker and K12 science education framework OCPA8…: http://youtu.be/XgPIp6klPyA
to improve my communication skills and be a digital citizen, i practice talking and use YouTube i did say it on my talk, so i am modelling it.
enjoy!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Invitation to OCPA8 Conference - Phys Ed Speaker

Surely I would love to speak but I just have to check with my bosses :)
Hope it is approved soon.

Proposed Abstract:

Conference: 8th Joint Meeting of Chinese Physicists Worldwide (OCPA8)
Venue: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, in Singapore
Date: 23 to 27 June 2014

Conference: 8th Joint Meeting of Chinese Physicists Worldwide (OCPA8)
Invited Talk Date: 26 June 2014
Venue: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, SPMS – LT 1
Address: School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371
Time: 5.30pm – 5.50pm 
Title: Open Educational Resources from Performance Task using Video Analysis and Modelling using Tracker and K12 science education framework 
Speaker: Loo-Kang Wee 

This invited paper discuss why Physics performance task by grade 9 students in Singapore is worth participating in for two reasons, 1) the video analysis and modelling are open access, licensed creative commons attribution for advancing open educational resources in the world and 2) allows students to be like physicists, where the K12 science education framework is adopted.

Personal reflections on how physics education can be made more meaningful in particular Practice 1: Ask Questions, Practice 2: Use Models, Practice 5: Mathematical Thinking using Video Modelling supported by evidence based data from video analysis and Practice 8: Open Communications. 

This paper hopes to spur fellow colleagues to look into open education initiatives such as our Singapore Tracker community open educational resources curated on http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/p/physics-applets-virtual-lab.html  as well as digital libraries directly accessible through Tracker 4.85, EJSS reader app on Android and iOS and EJS 5.0 authoring tool-kit for computer models in Easy Java Simulation-Open Source Physics Project.


google doc version

Proposed Slides:

pptx: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/conference/2014OCPA8/OCPA8%2826june2014%29.pptx




















Talk:

I speculate I will be talking about physics education using
2 pedagogies
  1. (simple for mass adoption) Inquiry supported by simulations and video analysis - 10 mins
  2. (sophisticated, for deep pedagogy with technology) Constructionism: student as designers of computer and video modelling – 5 minutes.

Biography:


Loo Kang WEE Lawrence

Loo Kang Lawrence WEE is a senior specialist II at the Ministry of Education (MOE), Education Technology Division (ETD),Singapore. He obtained his B.Eng (Hons) from National University of Singapore, and his Masters in Instructional Design and Technology from National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.
His current research focuses on designing computer models, also known as simulations and video analysis and modelling for physics education.
He is a member of American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and International Research Group on Physics Teaching GIREP and also publishes in Physics Education journal.
His blog http://weelookang.blogspot.sg serves as a gateway to teachers and students to use and remix his simulations with the aim of benefiting all humankind. His contributed simulations are downloadable, creative commons attribution licensed, from Digital Libraries on the NTNU Virtual Physics Laboratory and Open Source Physics (OSP).
His teaching experiences include junior college physics and secondary school science and mathematics.
He was recognized for his research and development of innovative and effective “gravity-physics by inquiry” computer models by winning a Ministry of Education Innergy 2012 Gold Award, Singapore Public Service PS21 Best Ideator 2012 and Ministry of Education Best Innovator Award 2013 . He is also a recipient of numerous SPRING Singapore Excellent Service Award (EXSA), MOE Service Excellence Award (MSEA) and Public Service 21 (PSSSA) Distinguished Star Service Award 2014.


List of publication:Journal Papers


  1. Wee L.K., Charles Chew, Samuel Tan, Darren Wong (201?) Using Computer Model to understand Forced Resonance Graph and Why Use Easy Java Simulation? ( in draft)
  2. Wee L.K., Ning H.T. (201?) Vernier Caliper and Micrometer Computer Model using Easy Java Simulation XX(X), XXX (accepted) 
  3. Wee, L. K., & Goh, G. H. (2013). A geostationary Earth orbit satellite model using Easy Java Simulation. Physics Education, 48(1), 72. doi: 10.1088/0031-9120/48/1/72 arXiv:1212.3863 [pdf]
  4. Wee L.K., Charles Chew, Goh G.H.,Lee T.L.,Samuel Tan (2012) Using Tracker as a Pedagogical Tool for Understanding Projectile Motion Physics Education, 47(4): 448. arXiv:1206.6489 [pdf
  5. Wee, L. K. (2012). One-dimensional collision carts computer model and its design ideas for productive experiential learning. Physics Education, 47(3): 301.http://www.compadre.org/osp/items/detail.cfm?ID=11802 [Draft PDF] arXiv:1204.4964 [pdf
  6. Wong, D., Sng, P. P., Ng, E. H., & Wee, L. K. (2011). Learning with multiple representations: an example of a revision lesson in mechanics. Physics Education, 46(2), 178.http://www.compadre.org/OSP/items/detail.cfm?ID=10817 [Draft PDF] arXiv:1207.0217 [pdf]

MOE Publication:

  1. Wee L.K. (2013) Open Source Physics, i in Practice 1(1), p. 58-63, Ministry of Education.[PDF] [Full PDF]

Email:

Invitation to OCPA8 Conference - Phys Ed Speaker
Secretariat of OCPA8
Dear Mr Wee

Greetings!

The 8th Joint Meeting of Chinese Physicists Worldwide (OCPA8)
Looking Forward to Quantum Frontiers and Beyond
International Conference on Physics & Education, Singapore (23 to 27 June 2014)

The OCPA was originally formed in 1995 to promote physics and astronomy research among ethnic Chinese physicists and astronomers in the United States. Over the years, the original charter of the OCPA has somewhat been modified to incorporate all ethnic Chinese physicists around the world, including non-Chinese physicists who support the activities. The 8th OCPA Conference will be held in Singapore from 23 to 27 June 2014. 

Over the years, the OCPA conference has been organized along the format of the Annual APS conference. While this development is important, we should not lose track of the fact that it is important for the OCPA to bring together ethnic Chinese for further collaborations. In the last ten years, China has steadily become a powerhouse of scientific research. It is therefore important that we should gel the global Chinese community to seek stronger collaborations among themselves and possibly with ethnically non-Chinese scientists. Singapore is a melting pot of East and West culture and we hope that the venue will provide a good platform to enhance research collaborations in East Asia in the next decade.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to invite you as a speaker for the session on Physics Education scheduled on Thursday, 26 June 2014 afternoon. As an expert in your field, we hope that you will be able to share your experiences and spur younger colleagues to move into your field. You will be given 20 minutes (15+5 min) for the talk. Waiver of registration fees will be provided.

For more information, please refer to the conference website at http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ias/upcomingevents/OCPA8/Pages/default.aspx

We look forward to your favourable reply.

Yours sincerely,
OCPA8 Secretariat

On behalf of
The OCPA8 Scientific Program Committee

Program is out!
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ias/upcomingevents/OCPA8/Documents/Detailed%20Programme.pdf

Distinguished Star Service Award Recipient: Mr Lawrence Wee (MOE)

thanks to PSD Singapore on facebook.

Distinguished Star Service Award Recipient: Mr Lawrence Wee (MOE)

June 25, 2014 at 3:45pm

One educator’s fiery commitment to changing the way Physics can be taught.

source:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/psd-singapore/distinguished-star-service-award-recipient-mr-lawrence-wee-moe/647975998616876


“Physics education used to be just about formulae, but with technological improvements, there’s no need for it to be taught in the traditional way,” says Mr Wee. “I hope students can experience abstract Physics concepts through simulations, and not just learn about them in terms of symbols and formulae.”

As a Senior Specialist at the Educational Technology Branch of the Ministry of Education (MOE), Mr Wee’s research focuses on open source Physics computer models, video analysis and modelling to support Physics education. To bridge science and the real world, the former teacher from Yishun Junior College is careful to base his simulations on true events.

After seven years in teaching, Mr Wee was seconded to MOE headquarters. The change has allowed him to combine his passion for science learning with his teaching experiences. He has received many commendations for customising computer models and simulations to the needs of local students.
What I want to do is to inspire students to develop a deeper understanding of science. I also hope my work will encourage other educators to share their resources and make Physics learning more meaningful.
Mr Wee has contributed or adapted over 65 Physics simulations for use in our local curriculum. His contributions to open source Physics platforms have also helped to raise the standing of Singapore’s pedagogy, with both local and overseas tertiary educators drawing upon his work.

Among the schools that have benefited from Mr Wee’s commitment is Hillgrove Secondary School. He provided a list of customised simulations related to flight and aerospace for the school’s use. Besides meeting with teachers to better understand their needs, Mr Wee also conducted a three-day workshop for students on coding a rocket model simulation, an experience that inspired in many of them a love for rocket science.

“What I want to do is to inspire students to develop a deeper understanding of science,” he says. “I also hope my work will encourage other educators to share their resources and make Physics learning more meaningful.”

Friday, June 20, 2014

message of the day 20 june 2014

message of the day 20 june 2014. This series of messages looks pretty nice. Thanks to MOE customer service branch, SPDD.


what motivates them to excel? thanks to MOE customer service branch, SPDD.

message of the day 19 june 2014

yesterday's message of the day. Do you know what is common among these 16 MOE public service officers?

what do these 16 have in common? thanks to MOE customer service branch, SPPD.


thanks to MOE customer service branch, SPPD on 30 june 2014.

thanks to MOE customer service branch, SPPD.

PS21 Star Service Award (PSSSA)


The PS21 Star Service Award (PSSSA) is a Public Service-wide award organized annually by the Public Service Division to recognize and reward officers who have consistently demonstrated high standards of service excellence. This award also encourages quality customer service and raise Public Service standards by identifying role models who display exemplary performance in service delivery. The PSSSA is driven by the belief that total organizational effort in showing recognition and care to our people is key to achieving service excellence. Well Said On the intranet.

Winners for the Distinguished PS21 Star Service Award are selected by the PSSSA Judging Panel from amongst the nominees for the PSSSA.

All PSSSA winners will receive their awards at the PS21 Star Service Award ceremony held in May each year to kick off Public Service Week. Distinguished Star Service awardees will receive special mention during the award ceremony.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

8th Joint Organization Chinese Physicists and Astronomers OCPA8 International Conference on Physics Education and Frontier Physics invited talk

second event!

8th Joint Organization Chinese Physicists and Astronomers OCPA8 International Conference on Physics Education and Frontier Physics invited talk
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ias/upcomingevents/OCPA8/Pages/default.aspx


8th Joint Organization Chinese Physicists and Astronomers OCPA8 International Conference on Physics Education and Frontier Physics invited talk


Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers - American Physical Society Physics Event

Jun 23, 2014 - June 27, 2014 in Singapore


This invited Physics Education 20 minutes talk by Loo Kang Wee Lawrence from the Ministry of Education, Educational Technology Division, Singapore aims to spur fellow colleagues to look into open education initiatives such as our Singapore Tracker community open educational resources curated on http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/p/physics-applets-virtual-lab.html based on the works of Open Source Physics Tracker.
Suggestions are made on how physics education can be made more meaningful in particular Practice 1: Ask Questions, Practice 2: Use Models, Practice 5: Mathematical Thinking using Video Modelling supported by evidence based data from video analysis (high pedagogical effort) and Practice 8: Open Communications, referencing the K12 Science Education Framework..
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ias/upcomingevents/OCPA8/Pages/default.aspx


first event.



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20th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2012) Workshop


Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education Event

Nov 26, 2012 - Nov 30, 2012 in Singapore


This 3 hour interactive hands-on workshop aims to cover the basics of the free authoring toolkit called "Easy Java Simulation" organized by Loo Kang Wee and Sze Yee Lye from the Ministry of Education, Educational Technology Division, Singapore. Participants will go through an model building process on a simple spring mass system in the tutorial called Modeling Science Textbook Chapter 2: Introduction to Easy Java Simulations. Lastly, participants will also 'tinker' with the codes and construct their design ideas into the model of their choice together with the workshop facilitators.

Submissions are due by Sep 30, 2012

http://www.lsl.nie.edu.sg/icce2012/

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Forced resonance graph explained

Resonance explanation and demo for forced resonan…: http://youtu.be/SAUWR4hG_Ak



Http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss 

An ejss model made using easy java simulation.

Copyrights:

Licensed Creative Commons attribution Free for redistribution and reuse.

Equipment 


  1.  personal Ipad2
  2. Ejss reader app free 
  3. Screen recorder on cydia. 

My free time at home