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Oil refining

Oil refining | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it

Newly-extracted crude oil is hardly ever used directly: it is more useful after it has been transformed in refineries to obtain different types of fuel: petrol for cars, kerosene for aviation, diesel for heating, propane, etc.


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How To Make a Sparkler

How To Make a Sparkler | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it
Learn how to make your own sparklers, for Independence Day or New Years Day fun.

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Scientists discovering new uses for tiny carbon nanotubes

Scientists discovering new uses for tiny carbon nanotubes | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it
Nanotubes are stronger than steel and smaller than any element of silicon-based electronics. They can potentially process information faster while using less energy.

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Science class should make students think

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Teachers are used to getting two kinds of free advice. First, everyone wants them to teach more of some topic. At the same time, they’re not allowed to teach less of something else, to free up the necessary time.

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Ten crucial steps for implementing new technology in your classroom

Ten crucial steps for implementing new technology in your classroom | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it
So, you want to use that new app, site, web tool, gizmo, or doo-dad in the classroom? That's great! Now what? Using a process to vet, research, and test a new addition to your repertoire is crucial...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 16, 2013 8:27 PM

Technology changes rapidly and many want to jump on the bandwagon quickly, but before we bring new technology into our classroom we need to learn to use it and determine if it will help move students to a new level. One of my favorite saying is that technology should not be used simply to use technology, but to reinforce, enhance and extend the curriculum. This post provides ten excellent points that we should consider before bringing in the next cool tool that we discover. Four are listed below.

* Identify and verify

* Do some real research

* Write a rationale for use

* Build norms and expectations for use

Each of the points has additional information. Click through to the post to learn more.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 16, 2013 9:09 PM

Thanks, Bth. Good advice.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 17, 2013 2:43 PM
Beth Dichter's insight:

Technology changes rapidly and many want to jump on the bandwagon quickly, but before we bring new technology into our classroom we need to learn to use it and determine if it will help move students to a new level. One of my favorite saying is that technology should not be used simply to use technology, but to reinforce, enhance and extend the curriculum. This post provides ten excellent points that we should consider before bringing in the next cool tool that we discover. Four are listed below.

* Identify and verify

* Do some real research

* Write a rationale for use

* Build norms and expectations for use

Each of the points has additional information. Click through to the post to learn more.

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The False Promise of Classroom Technology - Businessweek

The False Promise of Classroom Technology - Businessweek | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it
The False Promise of Classroom Technology
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The trouble is that the perpetual sense of educational crisis leads to a search for quick fixes—the latest of which is throwing Information Technology at the classroom.

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Using ChemDraw for iPad and Flick-to-Share in Organic Chemistry

Using ChemDraw for iPad and Flick-to-Share in Organic Chemistry | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it

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Open Chemistry

Open Chemistry | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it

The Open Chemistry project is a collection of open source, cross platform libraries and applications for the exploration, analysis and generation of chemical data. The project builds upon various efforts by collaborators and innovators in open chemistry such as the Blue Obelisk, Quixote and the associated projects. We aim to improve the state of the art, and facilitate the open exchange of ideas and exchange of chemical data leveraging the best technologies ranging from quantum chemistry codes, molecular dynamics, informatics and visualization.


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Enhancing Chemistry Basics with Technology - video

Enhancing Chemistry Basics with Technology - video | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it
Technology use can help students gain a deeper understanding of topics, and make it easier for students to collaborate. Watch a video showing technology with a Chemistry project, but the ideas can be utilized with peer teaching on any subject.

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Chem Pro: Chemistry Tutor in Your Pocket

Get Chem Pro: Chemistry Tutor in Your Pocket on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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STEMbite - Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and more - Math/Science in your everyday life and in your home!

STEMbite - Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and more - Math/Science in your everyday life and in your home! | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it
STEMbite was created by Andrew Vanden Heuvel, mostly because he needed something to do with his Google Glass. Andrew loves trying to do interesting and cool ...

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3-D, interactive, organic chemistry reactions

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Willmar Middle School students learn that chemistry can be fun - West Central Tribune

Willmar Middle School students learn that chemistry can be fun - West Central Tribune | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it
Willmar Middle School students learn that chemistry can be fun
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Density was one of the first chemistry lessons Willmar Middle School seventh-grade students learned Thursday morning from Dr.
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Chemistry World - Interactive Periodic Table

Chemistry World - Interactive Periodic Table | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it

Chemistry World's whirlwind tour of the periodic table: a leading scientist or author tells the story behind each element - PODCASTS


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24 Free Chemistry iPad Apps for Students

24 Free Chemistry iPad Apps for Students | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it
Would you like to learn how to count protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom? Are you looking for Free Chemistry iPad Apps?

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College Board Official Explains AP Chemistry, Biology Changes - STEM Education (usnews.com)

College Board Official Explains AP Chemistry, Biology Changes - STEM Education (usnews.com) | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it
A College Board executive talks about changes to AP science courses.

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Chemistry Club prepares show of spooky demos that go 'boo' – and 'boom ... - NIU Today

Chemistry Club prepares show of spooky demos that go 'boo' – and 'boom ... - NIU Today | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it
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8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations

8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it

Last month, I attended a Back to School Night for parents, sitting through presentation after presentation by teachers, some with slides that helped make their presentation a delight to listen to, and others . . . well, that's why I'm writing this blog post.

The goal of a classroom presentation is to aid you in effectively conveying information in a way that allows students (or their parents) to remember what you said. Unfortunately, for some, the presentation becomes a crutch, and they begin to rely on the slides to tell their story, rather than to help them tell the story.

I've been creating presentations using software like PowerPoint and KeyNote for 20 years, and I've learned a lot about how to most effectively communicate. Here's what I've found.

1. Use as Many Slides as You Need


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Chemistry Labs - OnlineLabs.in - Virtual laboratory simulations for science education

Online labs for many fields of science and math


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Could Education Be an Untapped Investment Opportunity?

Could Education Be an Untapped Investment Opportunity? | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it
Teachers, Technology & Talent: Could Education Be an Untapped Investment Opportunity? - The Huffington Post (Teachers, Technology & Talent: Could Education Be an Untapped ...

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First pictures of hydrogen bonds unveiled | Chemistry World

First pictures of hydrogen bonds unveiled | Chemistry World | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it
Observation of intermolecular interactions in quinolines could help to settle the nature of this kind of bonding

 

Peering at molecular structures is what chemists do. Technology that can improve the way that they see this world can have a huge impact on the field. In one such leap, researchers in China report the first visualisation of a hydrogen bond using atomic force microscopy (AFM).


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Chem Collective - Resources to Teach and Learn Chemistry

Chem Collective - Resources to Teach and Learn Chemistry | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it

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Pascale Klinger's curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:48 PM

Its the periodic table, amazing. 

Ramanathan's curator insight, August 8, 2014 11:58 PM

It is a very good site for teachers.

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pH and pOH - A Crash Course in Chemistry

pH and pOH - A Crash Course in Chemistry | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it

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Acids and bases - pH and pOH

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A drop of extra bounce - Chemistry World

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A drop of extra bounce
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US researchers have discovered a simple way to modify a water-repellent surface so that bouncing drops of water spend significantly less time in contact with the surface.
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50 years of Education in Chemistry - Chemistry World (blog)

50 years of Education in Chemistry - Chemistry World (blog) | Chemistry and The World Around Us | Scoop.it
50 years of Education in Chemistry
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50 years ago, the Royal Institute of Chemistry (RIC) published a new quarterly magazine, with the aim of 'improving the teaching of chemistry at all levels'.
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