SLiThEr #15: "Inclusivity in Inorganic Courses And Beyond"

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Sat, 02/06/2021 - 13:44
Description

This is the link to the 15th SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable), presented by Drs. Abby O'Connor and Benny Chan from the The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see the web resources link).

This particular roundtable was presented by two faculty at TCNJ about how they have been working on improving inclusivity in inorganic chemistry and beyond at TCNJ! 

Buffer solutions Virtual Lab

Submitted by Mona Kulp / Smith College on Wed, 01/27/2021 - 15:34
Description

This is a virtual adaptation of a buffer capacity lab experiment using the chemcollective digital workspace.  Students learn to make buffers in different ways and then test the capacity of their buffers to understand what makes an optimal buffer.

SLiThEr #14: The Student Experience in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:20
Description

This is the link to the 14th SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable), presented by Sydney Towell and Reilly Gwinn and Hosted by Chip Nataro. The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see the web resources link).

This particular roundtable was presented by two senior undergraduate on their experiences during the pandemic. In addition to talking about the challenges or remote learning and research, they also discuss applying to graduate school and the apprehension they face making a decision without visiting the schools.

Presenting Results as a Research Brief

Submitted by Meghan Porter / Indiana University on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 13:13
Description

The activity allows students to present the results and analysis of a lab experiment in the form a research brief.  Students have the option to create a written brief or record themselves giving the brief as a PowerPoint presentation.

Peer Review Practicum

Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 13:01
Description

This multi-part LO is a hybrid consisting of an in-class activity and a literature discussion. It utilizes the article "How to Review a Paper" by Igor V.

SLiThEr #6: Facilitating Group Work Online

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Tue, 12/29/2020 - 15:36
Description

This is the 6th SLiThEr (SLiThErs - Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable). It was hosted by Dr. Joanne Stewart from Hope College. She discussed how to do effective group work in an online environment. This information is very useful for any class at any level and we highly recommend checking it out. Dr. Stewart also has an LO on effective group work that has been updated for online group work.

SLiThEr #5: Favorite Learning Objects (LO's)

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Tue, 12/29/2020 - 15:23
Description

This is the fifth SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable), hosted by Drs. Kari Stone and Anthony Fernandez, in which they present and discuss some of their favorite Learning Objects from VIPEr and how they use them. 

SLiThEr #3: Flipping Your Classroom

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Tue, 12/29/2020 - 14:46
Description

This is the 3rd SLiThEr (Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable) in the series, hosted by both Drs. Anthony Fernandez and Meghan Porter, who discuss how they flip their classrooms. One of the classes discussed was a general chemistry course, and another was an intermediate inorganic chemistry course. The SLiThEr was recorded and posted on YouTube (see web resource link below). 

d-Orbital games

Submitted by Patricia Stan / Taylor University on Mon, 08/17/2020 - 12:55
Description

This is a great site for chemistry fun while you learn. They have multiple games, most free if you want to print your own.The card game that I am using is 18.  It is played like 21 or blackjack but uses metal centers and ligands to get to 18.  A fun way to teach 18 e- rule and familiarize students with ligands. My husband suggests using Dove squares instead of the optional benzene "chips" for "betting" which I think will make it very competitive.

Slap count also teaches counting 18 electrons.

Chemistry Icebreakers

Submitted by Anne Bentley / Lewis & Clark College on Sat, 08/15/2020 - 22:37
Description

We have developed a set of icebreaker activities that could be used at any course level, either in an online video chat or in a classroom. These are based on the popular Mad Libs game in which some words are left out of a story and players are asked to provide words to fill in the blanks without knowing much about the story. We've provided an introduction to the game, definition of typical parts of speech that are requested (ie, adverb, noun, adjective, etc), and three starter activities.