I'm blessed enough to have received a job here in Lethbridge teaching Math, Physics, and chemistry. It's in a smaller Francophone school, which didn't previously have a physics class offered (except via ADLC) - so there weren't many resources there. One of the resources that I was missing, and could NOT find anywhere asking a few other local teachers, and doing lots of googling, was a data/formula sheet for the physics 20 curriculum here in Alberta.
So - after getting a scanned copy, I decided to re-create it using LaTex, and I offer it here for anyone who needs a digital/vector/PDF version.
This sheet is two sided, contains some constants, kinematics equations, dynamics equations, waves and harmonic motion equations, energy equations, trig and geometry equations, and all formulas needed for physics 20.
Since I'm teaching these in French, the French version is here too (la version française pour les formulaires de physique 20).
If you would like the .tex file, leave some comments below and I can make it available.
UPDATE (Nov 2016): I have fixed a few small errors in both the French and English version of the formula sheet. Good luck in your studies!!
I officially convocated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Education (science focus, technology specialization) and a Bachelor of Science degree (major in Physics). I've got my interim teaching certificate, and am ready to teach!
I've already subbed one french class, and I am looking forward to subbing more this month if possible, and looking forward to getting some interviews and job offers for fall 2014 in the Lethbridge area!!
I've thought about doing this post for months... it was always on the bottom of my to-do list, until now.
Here's a slideshow of hands-on science photos from my last practicum teaching science 9 and science 10.
I have two exams left, and I'm done university! I'll have a combined B.Sc/B.Ed officially in my name at the end of May, but I'm eligible to start teaching May 12, 2014! WooHoo!
Update May 3 - I've passed all of my classes... just waiting to make it official. :-)
As my professional inquiry project associated with my PSIII internship, I have created an online guide for new teachers (new as in years, or new as in technology usage) who want to explore more about flipped teaching and blended learning.
Explore through the link here: http://guide-for-flipped-teaching.wikispaces.com/
Here's a link to my "Scoop" of favorite education links I've been gathering for the last few months. Hopefully some of them are useful, or stimulate some different thinking.
I like the easiness of just entering grades into a computer, finding the average, and I'm done.
But - I wish more schools (including post-secondary) were not so focused on percentages and averages, but actually looked at the proficiency and improvement of a student over time through a given unit. See this example article which is awesome!
I know which student I would use to pack my parachute. Before the "older" generation chime in, recognize that there are a lot of researchers and professionals who study assessment practices, what works and what doesn't, and how to properly guage student success before getting emotional about the 'fact' that an average grade is not necessarily the best method of showing what a student knows.
My workflow has been to link a youtube video, then immediately following, I create a "quiz" with only ~4 questions about the video to allow the students to demonstrate understanding of the concepts in the video. I use this as a formative assessment, to see areas where I need to focus, or give additional help to certain students.
Student engagement/buy-in is still challenging, even though there are assignments which are for report card marks and lecture videos only available online. I'm open to suggestions from others about this topic in the comments below...
For the students who have engaged - it is a good way to have a lighter view on the class topics - to find articles, youtube videos, or just comments and questions about science. It's familiar facebook-like appearance help in this case, also.
I will be doing more of a professional project around this topic, and creating a resource for the school admin and teaching staff which includes some research, interviews, and 'how-to' information. I'll be keeping the blog updated infrequently with details and findings as I work through the semester.
This isn't a perfect image, but here's a larger (1200px tall) version of the WHMIS symbol organized by class, for use in powerpoints, or printing for student learning.
With a little googling, I was able to find a solution for emulating the TI-83 (or other similar TIs) on your mac if you want to use the calculator for screencasting of science or math subjects.
See the video below if you want a walk-through, or if you want to figure it out on your own, the links are here: