Friday, January 2, 2015

AAPT 2015 Winter Meeting

I will be presenting at the AAPT 2015 Winter Meeting in San Diego this weekend. 

I will be presenting two workshops, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. I will also give a presentation about awesome infrared demos--it will feature many original demos, so you don't want to miss it!

W01: Workshop on Digital Spectroscopy

Sponsored by the Committee on Space Science and Astronomy

January 3rd, Saturday, 8am-12pm: 

Member price: $65              Non-member price: $90

Location: SCST 290

Hosted by Trina Cannon, Gilliam Collegiate Academy

New Demonstration Experiments in Spectrum Analsyis. In this workshop, master demonstrator James Lincoln instructs on new techniques in performing spectrum analysis experiments with your students that are sure to improve their learning experiences. The presentation will also feature classic trusted demos. Learn how to use the RSPEC Explorer, a new and inexpensive apparatus that makes teaching spectrum clear to students. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop computer.  

Watch this video about the RSPEC Explorer on Arbor Scientific's YouTube Channel:

Sunday's Workshop

W30: Making Good Physics Videos

Sponsors: Committee on Apparatus and Committee on Educational Technologies

January 4th, Sunday, 8am-12pm: 

Member price: $70              Non-member price: $95

Location: SCST 252

Flipping the Classroom and the emergence of free online video hosting has led many of us to be asked to make videos of our lessons and demos. In this workshop, you will learn the five methods of video engagement, fast and effective video writing techniques, and beginner/intermediate editing skill competency theat will improve your video quality and help get your message across more effectively. Your instructor is master physics teacher and filmmaker James Lincoln who has made over 100 science videos. Tips and ideas for effective and engaging physics demos are also included. 

You can read an article (published in the National Association for Gifted Children's SCOPE newsletter )about creating science videos with students here: "Engaging Students Through the Production of Student Films: Advice for Successful Movies"

See more information about the conference here: 

You can read descriptions of the many presentations from the conference program here

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