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.

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. 

Record Keeping & Data Management in the Lab

Submitted by Amanda Reig / Ursinus College on Thu, 08/12/2021 - 10:18
Description

This is a set of PowerPoint slides I put together for a brief presentation and discussion with summer research students in our department about good record keeping and data management practices. 

(Weekly) Research Report Template

Submitted by Matt Cranswick / Colorado State University - Pueblo on Fri, 08/06/2021 - 10:39
Description

I know it's not really a lab experiment, but we don't seem to have a "resource" option for submitting content.  I quickly put this together based on what my students had done this summer, as a quick way for them to keep me up-to-date on their weekly, monthly, or semester progress. (Of course, I was hovering over them the entire time and know what they did, but this seemed like a good way for them to communicate their progress.)

I think it would work equally as well in a Google Doc, so multiple students on the same project can see what has been done by their peers.

An editable Review Jeopardy game via a Macro Powerpoint

Submitted by Paul Smith / Valparaiso University on Wed, 08/04/2021 - 23:17
Description

In searching for a way to review topics before exams, I was informed about this powerpoint template which is macro'd to be operated as a realistic Jeopardy game. The site for the original author of the macro is:

https://sites.google.com/site/dufmedical/jeopardy

(Jeopardy for PowerPoint by Kevin R. Dufendach is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.)