Developing student learning goals and assessments for VIPEr learning objects

Submitted by Joanne Stewart / Hope College on Sat, 06/20/2009 - 07:47
Description

All VIPEr learning objects are supposed to include clear student learning goals and a suggested way to assess the learning. This "five slides about" provides a brief introduction to the "Understanding by Design" or "backward design" approach to curriculum development and will help you develop your VIPEr learning object.

SLiThEr #27: A mental health conversation - Warning signs, normalization, and responses

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Thu, 10/14/2021 - 17:32
Description

As with chemistry, mental health is something we learn more about every day. The major focus of this SLiThEr is depression and anxiety in students, which are more prevalent in these COVID-impacted times. The material presented in this SLiThEr describes the best practices at the time it was recorded, and these practices may change in the future. While this recording is intended to be a resource for faculty, we would strongly encourage future viewers to seek out the latest research or contact a mental health professional for more information on these topics and current best practices.

Advanced MO Diagram Activity
Description

This in class activity will walk students through a more advanced example for MO diagram generation from scratch. The students will work through the symmetry, point group, character table, and MO diagram of PH2F3.

Jacob Lutter / Wayne State University Tue, 08/24/2021 - 13:10
Inorganic Chemistry Matt Cranswick / Colorado State University - Pueblo Tue, 08/17/2021 - 17:41
SLiThEr #24: Live from the Summer 2021 Workshop!
Description

This SLiThEr was broadcast from our summer 2021 workshop! More info on the workshop can be found here: https://www.ionicviper.org/2021-viper-summer-workshop

The YouTube recording is below under "Web Resources" 

See the SLiThEr Collection for links to the other SLiThErs! 

 

Kyle Grice / DePaul University Thu, 08/12/2021 - 23:18
Video About Symmetry, Quasicrystals, and Infinite patterns that don't repeat
Description

This video discusses symmetry, geometrical structure, infinite patterns that do not repeat, and quasicrystals.

Amanda Reig / Ursinus College Thu, 08/12/2021 - 11:26

The Safety Net

Submitted by Amanda Reig / Ursinus College on Thu, 08/12/2021 - 11:17
Description

The Safety Net (highlighted in a BITeS post) is a great online resource for crowd-sourced standard operating procedures established by Prof. Alexander J. M. Miller (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Prof. Ian A. Tonks (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities). It primarily contains SOPs from the Miller and Tonks research groups, but they invite submissions from the chemistry community. It is a treasure trove of useful information, safety resources, and links to physical property databases.

RAMPing Up Lab Safety

Submitted by Amanda Reig / Ursinus College on Thu, 08/12/2021 - 10:53
Description

Inspired by several of the great lab safety activities on VIPEr, I modified Karen McFarland's activity (linked below) to specifically adapt to the ACS RAMP (Recognize hazards, Assess risks, Minimize risks, Prepare for emergencies) approach. 

The assignment asks each student to identify three potential hazards from the first experiment they will be performing in inorganic lab: one chemical, one equipment, and one procedural hazard. For each hazard, they then complete a RAMP risk assessment.