nanoCHAt #8: Leveling the playing field, part 2

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Mon, 06/21/2021 - 10:35
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A nanoCHAt conversation about ways that instructors can level the playing field for students coming into a course with a variety of academic backgrounds. Recorded by VIPEr Fellows James Dunne, Megan Lazorski, Rudy Luck, and Claude Mertzenich with Shirley Lin (moderator) on April 1, 2021.  The full nanoCHAt playlist can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wnHWA8OaA5Y6pPaOk2zt6wwrd2HK6kP

SLiThEr #20: African American Chemists: Academia, Industry, and Social Entrepreneurship

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Tue, 06/15/2021 - 07:33
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Sibrina Collins (Lawrence Tech) presented a SLiThEr on April 10, 2021. The topic was her recently releases ACS Symposium Series book entitled "African American Chemists: Academia, Industry, and Social Entrepreneurship". Sibrina presented on stories, both hearing them and telling them. She recounted how she used the VIPEr model of learning objects to make the stories in the book accessible for use in the classroom. 

Basics of Redox Reactions
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This worksheet was designed as an in-class, group activity in a flipped classroom. It relies on an understanding of the octet rule and common charges of various elements, as well as basic nomenclature of ionic compounds.  The worksheet teaches students to balance simple redox reactions (in which only the oxidized and reduced atoms are present) by identifying half-reactions, counting electrons transferred, and multiplying half-reactions to "cancel" electrons.  

Austin Scharf / Oxford College of Emory University Wed, 05/26/2021 - 13:56

Basics of Qualitative Molecular Orbital Theory

Submitted by Austin Scharf / Oxford College of Emory University on Wed, 05/26/2021 - 12:23
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This is a worksheet designed for a flipped-classroom, in-class activity during the first course in our chemistry sequence.  It teaches the basics of Molecular Orbital Theory from a semi-qualitative standpoint, by showing the constructive and destructive overlap of s-orbital "wavefunctions."  The activity  illustrates the formation of the bonding and antibonding molecular orbitals in H2, shows its molecular orbital diagram, and introduces the concept of bond order.

nanoCHAt #6: Mentoring in the classroom, part 1

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Tue, 05/11/2021 - 07:38
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A nanoCHAt conversation about ways that instructors can mentor students in the many-to-one environment of the classroom. Recorded by VIPEr Fellows Laurel Habgood, Martin McPhail, and Kim Woznack with Shirley Lin (moderator) on April 23, 2021.  The full nanoCHAt playlist can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wnHWA8OaA5Y6pPaOk2zt6wwrd2HK6kP

SLiThEr #19: Landing that Job at a PUI

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 12:57
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A panel consisting of Pius Adelani (St. Mary's), Mitch Anstey (Davidson), Anne Bentley (Lewis and Clark), Kate Buettner (Gettysburg), Brett McCollum (Mt. Royal) was hosted by Chip Nataro (Lafayette College) on April 29, 2021. The panel discussed being on 'the other side of the table' in the interview process and what makes candidates stand out.

nanoCHAt #5: Effective Feedback part 1

Submitted by Hilary Eppley / DePauw University on Tue, 05/04/2021 - 10:34
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A nanoCHAt conversation about ways that instructors can give effective feedback to students without creating unrealistic workloads for the instructor. Recorded by VIPEr Fellows Tendai Gadzikwa, Kari Young, and Dean Johnston with Hilary Eppley (moderator) on April 9, 2021.  The full nanoCHAt playlist can be acccessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wnHWA8OaA5Y6pPaOk2zt6wwrd2HK6kP

nanoCHAt #4: Leveling the Playing Field, part 1

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Wed, 04/28/2021 - 13:26
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A nanoCHAt conversation about ways that instructors can level the playing field for students coming into a course with a variety of academic backgrounds. Recorded by VIPEr Fellows Kate McCusker, Abdul Mohammed, Janet Schrenk, and Andrea Van Duzor with Shirley Lin (moderator) on April 2, 2021.  The full nanoCHAt playlist can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wnHWA8OaA5Y6pPaOk2zt6wwrd2HK6kP

SLiThEr #17: Demonstration of a Transition to a Remote General Chemistry Course

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:22
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Professors Kari Stone and Dan Kissel fro Lewis University describe the transition to a remote general chemistry course through a flipped curriculum using mastery-based grading. In particular, the development and implementation of a element project is discussed as part of the 17th SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable) on 3/4/2021