Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hwa Chong Institution Workshop 2015 Computational Modeling with Easy Java/JavaScript Simulations & Open Source Physics

thanks to jit ning for the kind invitation!
School: Hwa Chong Institution
Program: Science and Math Talent Programme (SMTP) and Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programme
Date: 28 Apr, 5 May and 12 May
Time: 1430-1730
Title: Computational Modeling with Easy Java/JavaScript Simulations & Open Source Physics
Trainer: Lawrence_WEE@moe.gov.sg
Invited by: Dr Lim Jit Ning (Senior Consultant/Research)
His award: Crescendas Medal and Prize for Outstanding Physics Teacher (Junior Colleges) awarded by Institute of Physics Singapore (IPS), recognises outstanding efforts and innovative ways of teaching physics at institutions in Singapore.
His Program: Hwa Chong Centre for Talent Development (CenTaD)

Proposal for SMTP-GATE Elective Module 2015


The elective module aims to:

  1. provide opportunities for students to explore their passion to broaden and/or deepen their learning in Mathematics, the Sciences (beyond the core curriculum) and in other disciplines;
  2. empower students to take ownership of their learning; and
  3. promote critical thinking and enhance communication skills

Title Computational Modeling with Easy Java/JavaScript Simulations & Open Source Physics 

Subject / Area Physics

Date 28 Apr, 5 May and 12 May

Target Group (eg Open to All GATE students, only for GATE-biology students) Open to All GATE students

Pre-requisites (if any) strong interest 

Instructor (either HCI staff or external) Wee Loo Kang Lawrence

Min class size (if any) 4

Max class size (if any) 30

Synposis


This workshop aims to provide a hands-on bootstrapping experience to the Easy Java/JavaScript Simulations (EjsS) & Open Source Physics (OSP) modelling and authoring tool.

Day 0

  1. Software Download and unzip. http://www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki/Download/Download?action=downloadman&upname=EJS_5.1_150322.zip Test ejs by clicking
    Ejsconsole.jar.
  2. Java runtime installed
Some flip video here
http://www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki/Main/Webcasts

Day 1


On day 1, participants will build brand new a simple constant motion model, free fall and bounce up model with pedagogical design such as scientific view, inputs fields and sliders for users to change and interactive productively with the model. Participants will explore the Singapore Digital Library http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/
before deciding on a particular model to customize with the aim to use it to teach other students/teachers about the concepts they personally find difficult/challenging. A template will be provided to facilitate best design view for full screen on android and ios devices and epub3 an interactive eBook format.

outline: 


  1. 1. brand new a simple constant motion model my example http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/01_measurement/ejss_model_horizontalvertical/horizontalvertical_Simulation.xhtmlnotice how i use constant motion to allow animation
    1. Description: instructional materials, how to guide etc., add link html or xhtml for epub
    2. Model:
      1. Page 1 variables declared should be easy to understand
        1. create logic tabs for group of variables
        2. the initial values/states should be assigned to avoid errors in code generation
      2. Page 2 initialization initial codes to run at beginning of codes, usually used with dropbox menu
      3. Page 3 evolution, what the simulation does every time step dt.
        1. Event to event to compute exact time and position of event such as collision 
      4. Page 4 Fixed relations codes to compute after every time step dt such as kinetic energy = 0.5*m*v^2
      5. Page 5: custom function, codes to run every time, add now to be scale-able across different simulations.
    3. HTMLview: where drawable objects as made visible, equation driven motion etc.
      1. Simple Layout Main/ Right
      2. Bottom Control such as  inputs fields and sliders
  2. free fall
    1. y direction
    2. used event to compute exact time and position of event such as collision etc.http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/02_newtonianmechanics_2kinematics/ejss_model_projectile/projectile_Simulation.xhtml
  3. use the http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/00workshop/ejss_src_lookangtemplate.zip as first template to add your own simulation ideas
  4. How to share your simulations:Package current simulation, zip the simulation source files 



Day 2

Day 2, each participant will share some of the common design ideas for trainer to share with the group. If you need ideas ask me, i can suggest a few like how to convert existing EJS Java models into the brand new JavaScript models that run everywhere Android and iOS.
 examples include

  1. http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/02_newtonianmechanics_7gravity/ejss_model_gravity08/gravity08_Simulation.xhtml
  2. http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/02_newtonianmechanics_7gravity/ejss_model_gravity08_1/gravity08_1_Simulation.xhtml
  3. http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/02_newtonianmechanics_7gravity/ejss_model_gravity08_2/gravity08_2_Simulation.xhtml
  4. http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/02_newtonianmechanics_7gravity/ejss_model_gravity10/gravity10_Simulation.xhtml
  5. http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/02_newtonianmechanics_7gravity/ejss_model_gravity11/gravity11_Simulation.xhtml

The remaining time will be for personalized consultation and discussion to improve their design ideas and implement them into their own models.

Add list of things raised and how to overcome they,

  1. see this for array using [i] https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/lookangejss/03thermalphysics_08kineticmodel/ejss_src_MolecularDynamicsJSPerformancewee.zip
  2. Math.pow(x,y) for x^y
  3. use brackets ( ) for mathematical function no [ ]
  4. 3D Javascript seems to be problematic on Mac, use windows to compile 3D Javascript WebGL, see this https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/lookangejss/02_newtonianmechanics_7gravity/ejss_src_gravity10.zip
  5. use Fixed Relations for computation that is required after every time step dt
  6. Library is setup for students' performance tasks http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/00workshopStudents/
    1. chee hsin yee sliding block model using dvx/dt =m*(-9.81)*Math.cos(theta)*Math.sin(theta) and dy/dt =m*(-9.81)*(1-Math.cos(theta)*Math.cos(theta)). I also have another model for your referencing if you are interested to see how i do http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/02_newtonianmechanics_3dynamics/ejss_model_frictionprimary/frictionprimary_Simulation.xhtml

Mentoring by weelookang@gmail.com and dave@hci.edu.sg
email me your source files for inputs


Day 3

Day 3, Final fine tuning of the model created/customised and each participant or pair will present their models created with the design ideas implemented and discuss how the model is to be use in classrooms to promote student better understanding of the concepts they have design to address. All students’ created/remixed models will be shared on the Singapore Digital Library http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/  for the benefit of all.

mentoring by dave@hci.edu.sg
mail me your source files weelookang@gmail.com to include your work on the library





















Thursday, April 23, 2015

Special Networking session for Science LT/ST and LC members (23 Apr Thurs 230 pm@AST)

@lookang to collaborate

Title: Special Networking Session for Science LT/ST and LC members

Date: 23rd April 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 2.30 -5.30 pm
Venue: Theatrette@MRC (Block J Level 2) 2, Malan Road, Singapore 109433, Academy of Singapore Teachers, Tel: 6664 1450


http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/


Things to bring:
Civil Service Card (to clear security)
OPAL password
SSOE notebook/Mobile Devices (for hands-on activities)



Parking: MOE staff can park within eduLab@AST. However, if all free parking lots are taken, the security guard will direct you to park at nearby Gillman Barracks (hourly charges apply). You may also refer to the attached doc for map and alternative parking suggestions. However, do set aside about 10 min walking time if you have to park at other places.



MODEL-BASED COLLABORATIVE SCIENCE INQUIRY

The Learning Community explores the implementation of computer-supported collaborative inquiry activities for learning Science at all levels.

MOBILISED LEARNING


The Learning Community embarks on designing lessons for learning in field studies, inquiry-based fieldwork and outdoor learning. Diverse practitioners’ professional experiences are built on to escalate students’ learning outcomes in learning beyond the confines of the classroom.



Overview:

Converse with fellow educators on the design and implementation of ICT-infused Science practices!
Access our ready ICT-infused Science resources!
Engage in a participatory dialogue session with our invited Learning Community teacher champions at the primary, secondary and JC Science levels!
Learn about opportunities for teachers in our signature ICT programmes!


Objectives:


• To encourage professional discourse between the teacher leaders regarding Science Based ICT practices and research
• To encourage cross school networking and collaboration
• To share existing resources (experiences, lesson packages and research literature) with the Science teacher leaders
• To encourage learning community members to contribute and strengthen communities through various channels



Target Audience

Science Lead/Senior Teachers, LC members

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

EJSS Geostationary Orbit Earth Model

EJSS Geostationary Orbit Earth Model

Try the new ‪#‎HTML5‬ ‪#‎JavaScript‬ Geostationary Earth Orbit sim. Do you ever wonder what geostationary orbits means? How does geostationary orbits satellite serves telecommunications?
Use the sim to explore how Geostationary Earth Orbit looks like in 3D.

awesome. many thanks to the original author Francisco Esquembre and creator of Easy Java Simulation (Official).
i recreated this on EJSS to run on any device now.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/…/gravity10_Simulation.xh…

— with Francisco Esquembre.

http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2015/04/ejss-geostationary-orbit-earth-model.html
author: lookang and paco
author of EJSS 5.0 paco
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_model_gravity10/gravity10_Simulation.xhtml
offline: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_model_gravity10.zip
source https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_src_gravity10.zip

http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2015/04/ejss-geostationary-orbit-earth-model.html
author: lookang and paco
author of EJSS 5.0 paco
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_model_gravity10/gravity10_Simulation.xhtml
offline: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_model_gravity10.zip
source https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_src_gravity10.zip

http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2015/04/ejss-geostationary-orbit-earth-model.html
author: lookang and paco
author of EJSS 5.0 paco
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_model_gravity10/gravity10_Simulation.xhtml
offline: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_model_gravity10.zip
source https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_src_gravity10.zip

http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2015/04/ejss-geostationary-orbit-earth-model.html
author: lookang and paco
author of EJSS 5.0 paco
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_model_gravity10/gravity10_Simulation.xhtml
offline: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_model_gravity10.zip
source https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_src_gravity10.zip

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Open Invitation to participate in Modelling enabled Interactive e-Chapters for Simple Harmonic Motion and Gravity A Level Physics NRF2016-EDUxxx-ELxxx

Open Invitation to participate 

Title:Modelling enabled Interactive e-Chapters for Simple Harmonic Motion and Gravity A Level Physics NRF2016-EDUxxx-ELxxx


Dear Singapore Physics JC teachers

  1. Peng Poo (AJC), 
  2. Chee Wah and Soo Kok (IJC), 
  3. Kian Wee and Daniel (ACJC), 
  4. Bee Chan and Felix (NJC), 
  5. Thomas (MJC), 
  6. Eng Yeow (VJC), 
  7. Chee Tiong (SRJC), 
  8. Dave (HCI), 
  9. Shirley (NYJC), 
  10. Edwin (PJC), 
  11. Guan Kheng  (RI), 
  12. Lai Chai (SAJC), 
  13. Ivan (TPJC), 
  14. Allan (TJC) and 
  15. Syn Lynn (CJC).
  16. Jimmy (YJC) 
complete set :)

Title:Modelling enabled Interactive e-Chapters for Simple Harmonic Motion and Gravity A Level Physics NRF2016-EDUxxx-ELxxx

Funding: Edulab project by MOE-NIE-NRF
Time: Jan-Dec 2016.
Varying degree of Participation: Loose (use as teacher see fit, supplementary material) Tight ( integration to Lecture- tutorial - Lab with Lawrence ETD's help)


Any interest to participate in this eduLab project involving the use of interactive Physics chapters on Simple Harmonic Motion (link below ) and Gravity ( ready soon by end May 2015)?

See the eduLab 8 slides (attached) for the project proposal.

Things to note:

  1. Your school may get some (25-50) Android 8-10 inch devices to trial the lessons, end of edulab, school keep the devices.
  2. Participating officially may give you the time to work on improving this educational practice
  3. Ideally at least one co-PI in each school, it gives the innovative chapter it heightens chance of being adapted and improved upon in each school.
  4. the source codes for simulations and texts are open sourced, allowing your school teachers to lead a more customized text chapter that suits your needs. Or else, just use the one i make with your edits.
  5. I will be the principal investigator PI of this project, eduLab has allowed MOEHQ personnels to lead
Please contact me at 6879 6526 or 92475573 to firm up the details latest by 01 May 2015.

Many Thanks to Jimmy Goh HODSc for kindly allowing me to use the YJC lectures notes as the base materials for the e-chapters.

The epub interactive chapter on SHM and Gravity are here


  1. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/SHMibook_20150303.epub
  2. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/20150427gravityfinal2.epub


Software to read epub3 ways to open this


  1. iOS iBook app https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/ibooks/id364709193?mt=8
  2. Android Gitden Reader App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gitden.epub.reader.app&hl=en
  3. ChromeWeb Extension Readium https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/readium

My demo youtube

https://youtu.be/5RRXJtRDBZc

My youtube explaining how to create epub3 files.

http://youtu.be/u24c8uorkgo


My digital library of simulations and tracker video

http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/


My future/current/previous eduLab research/project includes

  1. Becoming Scientists through Video Analysis  NRF2013-EDU001-EL017
  2. Java Simulation Design for Teaching and Learning NRF2011-EDU001-EL001 
  3. SSTRF Gravity-Physics by Inquiry Senior Specialist Track Research Fund
  4. Modelling enabled Interactive e-Chapters for Simple Harmonic Motion and Gravity A Level Physics NRF2016-EDUxxx-ELxxx
  5. Open Source Physics Learning Community with Gavin and David, NIE NRF2016-EDUxxx-ELxxx
  6. mini-eduLab crowd sourcing with Beng Chong and Hon Jia, NIE. NRF2016-EDUxxx-ELxxx

In case your are wondering why i am doing this. My dream is to advance Open Educational Resource (OER) for benefit of all.



Thanks!

Mr WEE Loo Kang Lawrence

(SETS) Senior Educational Technology Specialist, 14-38, Technologies For Learning Branch, Educational Technology Division • Tel: +65 6879 6526 • Fax: +65 6872 0208
Ministry of Education • 1 North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675 • http://www.moe.gov.sg
Integrity the Foundation • People our Focus • Learning our Passion • Excellence our Pursuit


What is eduLab?


Dear colleagues,

eduLab is an MOE-NIE initiative supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF). It is a key programme under the Masterplans for ICT in Education with the objective of surfacing and spreading ground-up ICT innovations for learning.

If you have ideas to improve students’ learning with ICT and need funding to try out the ideas, please apply for eduLab. You will be supported by ETD officers throughout the eduLab journey, and develop your competencies to design meaningful and appropriate ICT-enabled, student-centred learning experiences and environments.

More details on the eduLab Call for Proposal 2015 are available in the attachment and the eduLab website.

Please remember to submit your proposal before 4 May 2015.

Thank you.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Open Source Physics OSP and CSI

Background of science modelling at SST

In the original 2008-present School of Science and Technology iMVT (Modeling and Visualization Technology integrated inquiry-based learning) by Baohui Zhang and his National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore NIE team, described their work on iMVT as an innovative pedagogy that applies to chemistry, biology, physics. This project idea was eventually selected to be funded as one of the four proposals under the Future School Programme for School of Science and Technology Singapore SST. In short the name iMVT (Modeling and Visualization Technology Integrated Inquiry-based Learning) aims to be an uniformed theoretical framework for designing effective learning environments to support science learning.

iMVT (Modeling and Visualization Technology integrated inquiry-based learning) by Baohui Zhang
iMVT was active until the activist Baohui is no longer in Singapore and the practice is less evident now and the name is re-branded as Collaborative Inquiry in Science CSI under the FutureSchools@Singapore (FS@SG) Programme School of Science and Technology .
https://sites.google.com/a/wimvt.info/mvtii/home

The advent-coming of CSI LC in terms of modelling

Now, there is a learning community called CSI Collaborative Science Inquiry that is conceptualized to advocate this Future School project.
Collaborative Inquiry in Science (CSI) Learning Community (OPAL password required)Keywords:Inquiry Based Learning, Self Directed and Collaborative Learning, learning Sciences, Seamless Learning
Welcome to the Collaborative Inquiry in Science (CSI) Learning Community! ...

What is Open Source Physics OSP about? (some thoughts on the innovation type - radical, incremental or disruptive)

The OSP Collection of curriculum resources aims to engage students in physics, computation, and computer modelling. Computational physics and computer modelling provide students with new ways to understand, describe, explain, and predict physical phenomena. It has been described as a radical innovation type probably due to it social enterprise nature to do good.
poster created for Singapore Public Service PS21 Best Ideator Award GOLD 2012


Goals of OSP?

The OSP Collection seeks to address the failure of updating curriculum with computational physics and modelling approaches in education and allow students critically (by interactions such as 1) play with the simulations and 2) changing the source codes) to assess these simulations. In short, combination of computational physics and computer modelling with theory and experiment can achieve insight and understanding that cannot be achieved with only one approach.

The OSP community

The key community members are 
  1. Wolfgang Christian - Davidson College wochristian@davidson.edu
  2. Mario Belloni - Davidson College mabelloni@davidson.edu
  3. Doug Brown - Cabrillo College dobrown@cabrillo.edu
  4. Anne Cox - Eckerd College coxaj@eckerd.edu
  5. Francisco Esquembre - Universidad de Murcia fem@um.es
  6. Harvey Gould - Clark University hgould@clarku.edu
  7. Aaron Titus - High Point University titus@mailaps.org
  8. Jan Tobochnik - Kalamazoo College jant@kzoo.edu
  9. Bill Junkin - Eckerd College 
Not in this list, are a growing number of contributors that uses these tools to create many more curriculum materials all over the world.

The Singapore OSP community

The definition of this is based on the Easy JavaScript Simulation and Tracker lists maintained by lookang. The combined number is about 23, of which the very active ones are less than 11.
  1. Andy Luo Kangshun, Tampines Junior College, Singapore
  2. Chan Weng Cheong Ezzy, Peirce Secondary School, Singapore
  3. Chia Juin Wei, Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Singapore
  4. Dave Lommen, Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore
  5. Gideon Choo, River Valley High School, Singapore
  6. Goh Giam Hwee Jimmy, Yishun Junior College, Singapore
  7. Kwek Eng Yeow, Victoria Junior College, Singapore
  8. Lee Tat Leong, River Valley High, Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore
  9. Leong Tze Kwang, Raffles Girls Secondary, Singapore
  10. Lim Ai Phing, River Valley High School, Singapore
  11. Lim Jit Ning, Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore
  12. Ling Yih Jye, Chung Cheng High (Yishun), Singapore
  13. Lye Sze Yee, Educational Technology Division, National Junior College, Singapore
  14. Ng Boon Leong, Angelo-Chinese Junior College, Singapore
  15. Ng Kar Kit, River Valley High School, Singapore
  16. Ning Hwee Tiang, National Junior College, Singapore
  17. Samuel Ooi, National Junior College, Singapore
  18. Siow Seau Yan Sharon, Raffles Girls Secondary, Singapore
  19. Sng Peng Poo, Anderson Junior College, Singapore
  20. Tan Kim Kia, Evergreen Secondary School, Singapore
  21. Thio Cher Kuan, Raffles Girls Secondary, Singapore
  22. Wee Loo Kang Lawrence, Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore
  23. Yeu Chee Wee Thomas, Meridian Junior College, Singapore


- three ways in which teachers appropriate OSP (create, use, and adapt)

examples of teacher 

  1. create http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/indexTRZdl_info.html
    1. Lim Jit Ning, Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore has many tracker video resources
    2. Lee Tat Leong, River Valley High, Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore. has many easy java simulation resources on his blog.
  2. use unclear to the degree of use, generally a lot of teachers do use some of resources we create but they do not email us the details unless it is for new customization.
  3. adapt unclear, generally we agree not many teachers bother to remix the simulations, typically more adapt with more customised activities worksheets instead of adapting the simulations.

How is the OSP LC currently organized (mostly vertical between teachers and Loo Kang)

Activist organisation, core activist is lookang. There is no core group per say, but more core 11 (see above) activists that may occasionally meet up depending on opportunities.


- The growth of the OSP LC (Loo Kang and his disciples - the core group that "create"; the adapters; and the users only)

unclear growth, more like different agents advancing their own agenda, on their own time and space while fulfilling the requirements of the job as a teacher in the school. To grow the number of possible creators, lookang initiated to date two edulab projects that has funding to invite experts to Singapore for 4 days hands-on workshop to empower teachers to create more resources.

- The difficulties of teacher take up of OSP

  • Easy download and use, remix and re-publish
  • Middle only for largely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics need to make their own resources
  • Difficult not the tool-product itself but more the lack of information-process or just in time help. Having Google search indexed helps alot, like PhET simulations.

- the future need for greater laterality in the OSP community in order to spread OSP

refer to the OSP framework for spreading scaling up.
NRF2011-EDU001-EL001 EduLab Project Scaling-up Reflections on Using Open Source Physics
NRF2011-EDU001-EL001 EduLab Project Scaling-up Reflections on Using Open Source Physics
http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1409/1409.7989.pdf

- the tradeoffs between teacher need for programming and delegating programming to templates and structures)

time spent programming, time saved when delegated

- Possibilities for student programming OSP in the further under teacher-pedagogic guidance

possibilities is there, i am waiting for political will for advancing this agenda.


Conclusion
- the soul/spirit of the OSP community as crux

OER Open Educational Resources and the belief in doing good.

Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.
"Global Open Educational Resources Logo" by Jonathasmello - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

"Global Open Educational Resources Logo" by Jonathasmello - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

- why is modelling so important in science learning and the need to sustain the OSP community going forward.

practice 5 (mathematical and computational thinking) and in the K-12 Science Education Framework.
example
model X = t suggests you know how to use kinematics equation of s=ut+12at2 where initial velocity u =1 and acceleration a = 0
http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2013/12/ejss-kinematics-model.html
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_model_kinematics/kinematics_Simulation.xhtml
source: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_src_kinematics.zip
EJSS Kinematics Model by lookang, based on models and ideas from Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni
authors: lookang, Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni

Conclusion remarks for nurturing learning community

this is a possible way to engineer learning community. The bigger the vision, reason and emotion the better-easier to is the overcome barriers of scaling up the practices of the learning community.
  1. Vision - Open Source Physics Digital Library, 
  2. Reason - Benefit all humankind, 
  3. Emotion - Feel so alive everyday doing and reviewing, i made Open Educational Resources a must instead of a should.This identity defines who and what i must do. I live who i believe i am. raising standards and having ritual make the vision real, by doing small successes each day - Tony Robbins. http://youtu.be/FbxJQpPKygU
Hope i have inspired you to do likewise for your own area of interest (work) using the simple framework to understand why ordinary people can do to achieve phenomena success. Fill in your own below! Enjoy :)

Vision - __________________,
Reason - __________________________,
Emotion - ________________________________.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

EducampSG6 Lawrence – Why Open Education Resource?

EducampSG6

Ngee Ann Polytechnic on 

April 02 2015

http://educamp.info/past-educamps/

Lawrence – Why Open Education Resource? Lawrence is at http://weelookang.blogspot.sg and @lookang on twitter.




points made:

Introduction

  1. Vision - Open Source Physics Digital Library, 
  2. Reason - Benefit all humankind, 
  3. Emotion - Feel so alive everyday doing and reviewing, i made Open Educational Resources a must instead of a should.This identity defines who and what i must do. I live who i believe i am. raising standards and having ritual make the vision real, by doing small successes each day - Tony Robbins. http://youtu.be/FbxJQpPKygU 

Why Open Education Resource?


  1. Believe in good people
  2. Life Hack to be great at work with the vision, reason and emotion to do good.

Resource 1 Shared free simulations with modeling pedagogy added. All can be found here 


model X = t suggests you know how to use kinematics equation of s=ut+12at2 where initial velocity u =1 and acceleration a = 0
EJSS Kinematics Model by lookang, based on models and ideas from Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni
authors: lookang, Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni


https://www.flickr.com/photos/sivasothi/sets/72157651310070758/ (thanks Sivasothi)
using itunes producer to submit error free epub to iBook store
from itunes iBook using US account to download store https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/SHMibook_20150303.epub

ways to open this 
  1. iOS iBook app https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/ibooks/id364709193?mt=8
  2. Android Gitden Reader App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gitden.epub.reader.app&hl=en
  3. ChromeWeb Extension Readium https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/readium

Conclusion

Hope i have inspired you to do likewise for your own area of interest (work) using the simple framework to understand why ordinary people can do to achieve phenomena success. Fill in your own below! Enjoy :)
  1. Vision - __________________, 
  2. Reason - __________________________, 
  3. Emotion - ________________________________.

EZ COE T&L Seminar: "Good Teachers, Great School" by Professor Pasi Sahlberg

this is probably going to be the best education talk in Singapore this year. what do you think?

EZ COE T&L Seminar: "Good Teachers, Great School"

Speaker: Professor Pasi Sahlberg  http://pasisahlberg.com/
Date: 10 April 2015 (Fri)
Time: Registration starts 2 pm [Guests to be seated by 2.15 pm]

Venue: Performing Arts Centre (PAC), Dunman High School

media 

  1. Finnish education expert Professor Pasi Sahlberg says Singapore should model after his country and take on a more integrated approach – despite the risk http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/s-pore-education-system/1775304.html

Thursday, April 2, 2015

3 secrets to our innovative approach in using Technology for learning - Believe in something larger than yourself.

Event: hosting prsparks@pepperdine.edu under the Learning community Collaborative Science Inquiry (CSI) represented by Loo Kang
Date: Monday 9 March 2015
Time: 1020-1050 only 15 mins
Audience: 18 Pepperdine doctoral students (Learning Technology) from Pepperdine University http://www.pepperdine.edu/
Organiser: Paul Sparks, Ph.D. http://cadres.pepperdine.edu/6city/667syll.pdf

Goal: 

Our goal is to observe, understand and appreciate the innovative approaches in  learning and technology unique to Singapore.






photo taken by Myla Candelario
Yes of course, thank you again for you valuable presentation!

Secrets to our innovative approach in using Technology for learning -  Believe in something larger than yourself.

  1. Vision - Open Source Physics Digital Library, 
  2. Reason - Benefit all humankind, 
  3. Emotion - Feel so alive everyday doing and reviewing, i made Open Educational Resources a must instead of a should.
This identity defines who and what i must do. I live who i believe i am. raising standards and having ritual make the vision real, by doing small successes each day - Tony Robbins.
http://youtu.be/FbxJQpPKygU by Tony Robbins
Excellence in Public Service Awards 2014 Page 14
National Library Board BookSG: A digital collection of Singapore and Southeast Asia's print heritage

1 Vision - Open Source Physics Digital Library

runs on iOS, Android, or just a modern browser, after downloading, the models are in your device permanently. Enjoy! http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/

directly editable using Easy Java Simulation authoring toolkit http://www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki/Main/Download
directly editable using Tracker Video Analysis n Modeling tool https://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/

using itunes producer to submit error free epub to iBook store
from itunes iBook using US account to download store
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/SHMibook_20150303.epub

2 Reason - Open Access Education

my research draft papers http://arxiv.org/a/wee_l_1 for the benefit of all.

3 Emotion - Feel so alive everyday doing and reviewing, i made Open Educational Resources a must instead of a should.

my blog http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/ has many recent posts on using Open Source Physics Tools

other people's secrets that might interest you.
http://www.burrus.com/2015/01/3-potent-secrets-to-innovation/
  1. Start with Certainty
  2. Anticipate
  3. Transform
https://hbr.org/2012/04/the-real-leadership-lessons-of-steve-jobs

  1. Focus
  2. simplify
  3. End to End responsibility
  4. leapfrog when behind
  5. Product first, profit will come
  6. dont research too much
  7. bend reality
  8. impute/represent
  9. push for perfection
  10. A team
  11. face to face
  12. big picture with details
  13. combine
  14. stay hungry, stay foolish

more photo from yoong kheong


Application of Gamification to Improve Student Engagement by Prof Ben Leong

thanks to Elaine Chua with Ben Leong post, i registered for this event.

Cluster W6 ICT-Infused Professional Development Seminar 2015

Date: 24th April 2015
Venue: Jurong Secondary School
Time: 2 - 5 p.m.

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11000501_10152650261612811_8000041884272477142_n.jpg?oh=1d62da5202e86505c082a39bc567e23a&oe=55BC252D

Keynote Address: Application of Gamification to Improve Student Engagement


Keynote Speaker: A/P Ben Leong, NUS / MOE

Join us for an afternoon of enriching sharing by teachers for teachers. 1 Keynote and 10 Concurrent Sharing Sessions.

Register at http://w6ict.beaconpri.sghttp://w6ict.beaconpri.sg/programme-2015/

EJSS Kinematics Model

EJSS Kinematics Model by lookang.

updated 02 April 2015:
modelling pedagogy built in by lookang, simulation refreshed based on a lesson in ICT connection
http://ictconnection.moe.edu.sg/lesson-examples&func=view&rid=2914

model X = t suggests you know how to use kinematics equation of  $ s = ut + \frac{1}{2}at^{2} $ where initial velocity u =1 and acceleration a = 0
http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2013/12/ejss-kinematics-model.html
run: Link1, Link2
download: Link1, Link2
source: Link1, Link2
EJSS Kinematics Model by lookang, based on models and ideas from Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni
authors: lookang, Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni
author EJS: Francisco Esquembre



model X = 2*t suggests you know how to use kinematics equation of  $ s = ut + \frac{1}{2}at^{2} $ where initial velocity u =2 and acceleration a = 0  
http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2013/12/ejss-kinematics-model.html
EJSS Kinematics Model by lookang, based on models and ideas from Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni
authors: lookang, Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni

model X = 0.5*1*t^2 suggests you know how to use kinematics equation of  $ s = ut + \frac{1}{2}at^{2} $ where initial velocity u =0 and acceleration a = 1  
http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2013/12/ejss-kinematics-model.html
EJSS Kinematics Model by lookang, based on models and ideas from Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni
authors: lookang, Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni

model X = 0.5*(-1)*t^2 +5*t suggests you know how to use kinematics equation of $ s = ut + \frac{1}{2}at^{2} $ where initial velocity u =5 and acceleration a = -1
http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2013/12/ejss-kinematics-model.html
EJSS Kinematics Model by lookang, based on models and ideas from Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni
authors: lookang, Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni

model X = 0.5*(-1)*t^2 suggests you know how to use kinematics equation of $ s = ut + \frac{1}{2}at^{2} $ where initial velocity u =0 and acceleration a = -1
http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2013/12/ejss-kinematics-model.html
EJSS Kinematics Model by lookang, based on models and ideas from Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni
authors: lookang, Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni

model X = 0.5*1*t^2 +(-4)*t suggests you know how to use kinematics equation of  $ s = ut + \frac{1}{2}at^{2} $ where initial velocity u = -4 and acceleration a = 1
http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2013/12/ejss-kinematics-model.html
EJSS Kinematics Model by lookang, based on models and ideas from Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni
authors: lookang, Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni



based on models and ideas by
  1. Fu-Kwun and lookang http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=701.0 and http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2010/06/ejs-open-source-kinematics-java-applet.html
  2. Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni  http://www.compadre.org/osp/items/detail.cfm?ID=13049&S=7

The equation that model the motion of the car is:

$  \frac{\delta x}{\delta t} = v$
$  \frac{\delta v}{\delta t} = a$
http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2013/12/ejss-kinematics-model.htmlhttps://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_model_kinematics/kinematics_Simulation.xhtml
source: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_src_kinematics.zip
EJSS Kinematics Model by lookang, based on models and ideas from Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni
authors: lookang, Fu-Kwun, Andreu Glasmann, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni

This EjsS  Kinematics Problem Package was developed using the Easy Java/JavaScript Simulations (EjsS) version 5. Although EjsS is a Java program, it can create stand alone JavaScript programs that run in almost any PC or tablet.


changes made:

  1. recreate everything
  2. made world view
  3. made the 3 sliders
  4. made drop-down menu for ease of productive learning  ["user_defined","at_rest","uniform_motion_=_1","uniform_motion_=_2","uniform_motion_=_-1","uniform_motion_=_-2","simple_acceleration","simple_deceleration","negative_acceleration","positive_deceleration"]
    1. at_rest x=0;   v=0;   a=0;
    2. uniform_motion_=_1 x=0;   v=1;   a=0;
    3. uniform_motion_=_2 x=0;   v=2;   a=0;
    4. uniform_motion_=_-1 x=0;   v=-1;   a=0;
    5. uniform_motion_=_-2 x=0;   v=-2;   a=0;
    6. simple_acceleration x=0;   v=0;   a=1;
    7. simple_deceleration  x=0;   v=5;   a=-1; true only for v < 0
    8. negative_acceleration x=0;   v=0;   a=-1;
    9. positive_deceleration x=0;   v=-4;   a=1; true only for v > 0
  5. checkboxes for x vs t, v vs t and a vs t graphs
  6. added markers to appears each second


enjoy!