Developing student learning goals and assessments for VIPEr learning objects
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.

Joanne Stewart / Hope College Sat, 06/20/2009 - 07:47
SLiThEr #26: Foray into Alternative Grading Methods
Description

Inspired by 

Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Fri, 11/05/2021 - 08:40
SLiThEr #27: A mental health conversation - Warning signs, normalization, and responses
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.

Chip Nataro / Lafayette College Thu, 10/14/2021 - 17:32
SLiThEr 25: "Getting Students Started and Continuing in Research"
Description

SLiThEr #25 was recorded on Aug 19, 2021. 

The link to the video is found below in the "Web Resources" 

Kyle Grice / DePaul University Wed, 08/25/2021 - 21:18
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
The Safety Net
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.

Amanda Reig / Ursinus College Thu, 08/12/2021 - 11:17
RAMPing Up Lab Safety
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. 

Amanda Reig / Ursinus College Thu, 08/12/2021 - 10:53
Record Keeping & Data Management in the Lab
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. 

Amanda Reig / Ursinus College Thu, 08/12/2021 - 10:18

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.)

SLiThEr #23: "Strategies to Pre-assess First-year STEM students"

Submitted by Kyle Grice / DePaul University on Sun, 07/25/2021 - 15:30
Description

This is our 23rd SLiThEr. The collection can be found here. 

This discussion focused on ways to assess readiness for the general chemistry course sequence.

The YouTube video link for SLiThEr #23 is below under "Web Resources"