Day 6: Station Observations Part 2 #cmpfb

For Part 2 stations, I picked the more exciting three stations: Airzooka, Mass on a Spring, and Ball Drop. I gave the groups 3 minutes and 6 seconds at each station. After the rotation, we gathered back together to complete our whiteboards (which I did on Jamboards again). I told them about how Mrs. FContinue reading “Day 6: Station Observations Part 2 #cmpfb”

Day 5: Observation Stations Part 1 #cmpfb

Started the class with having students reflect on their Pyret homework assignment. They came up with some great reflections about what they noticed about Pyret. There are still a lot of students calling the feedback messages errors, so that just means I’ll have to be way more intentional about calling them FEEDBACK instead of errors.Continue reading “Day 5: Observation Stations Part 1 #cmpfb”

First 2 Days of Physics #cmpfb

Alleluia! We are back in person. It’s not exactly back to pre-pandemic times. We are masked indoors (so yes, that means the classroom) and the windows have to be open. Right now, the Bay Area weather is lovely so I’m happy to have the windows wide open and to be outside to enjoy lunch. I’mContinue reading “First 2 Days of Physics #cmpfb”

Week 2: Uniform Acceleration

After writing Brain Mush, I felt like I was on fire and ready to write. Not sure what happened Tuesday through Friday, but it did feel like a whirlwind. I might say that the pace was constantly accelerating, and when the weekend hit, I needed to gather myself. I ended up writing an initial planContinue reading “Week 2: Uniform Acceleration”

Day 4: Energy Buckets and Buggy Lab

I’m not used to coming into my next session with questions. I like to feel confident that I understood completely what happened the day before, but I need to sit with that (and remember that I will have students feeling this way). We do start our day off with a Jamboard of creating a systemContinue reading “Day 4: Energy Buckets and Buggy Lab”

Day 2- Computational Modeling Physics First (CMPF)

We started today off with reviewing our discussion from yesterday. First, we made WB of how a flipbook would look like if we drew the motion. I guess it’s more like a comic strip than a flipbook, but you get the point. Our group got to examine what mass on a spring looked like. WeContinue reading “Day 2- Computational Modeling Physics First (CMPF)”

On to the next…

Well…I barely survived teaching during COVID-19. I almost wished I had written more throughout the school year, but it would be just so depressing. Each post would be something like this is what we planned, it didn’t go that way, complaints about something, and something about trying again tomorrow. What I do know is thatContinue reading “On to the next…”

Day 7: System Schema

I really should have been documenting what happened since Day 1, but it’s been such an overwhelming ride. I think today was the first day I actually felt great about what I’m doing. The first couple weeks included more than a few breakdowns. As we all know, Mrs. F is a brilliant educator and oneContinue reading “Day 7: System Schema”

Schoology Header

As I was doing my daily stroll through Twitter for some edu-inspo, I came across this tweet: Schoology’s current set-up allows us to create folders and subfolders that kind of looks like Google Drive. For me, it’s hard to go through files and files of paperwork to search for something I need. I imagine thatContinue reading “Schoology Header”