What would you add or change about Chemthink?

Category : High School, Middle School, Uncategorized · (2) Comments · by March 22, 2016

I’ve begun the process of rewriting Chemthink from scratch. At this point I’m looking at reusing all of the existing animations and texts, but we have an opportunity to make the suite of tutorials, question sets, and virtual labs even better. I can’t promise anything because I have only a finite amount of time to finish the project, but I would like to open things up for input from Chemthink users.

So far, the to-do list includes:

  • Recreate all tutorials, problem sets, and labs in HTML5 so they run on mobile
  • Rebuild the user database so that teachers can create and manage classes and students can log in and track their progress

If you could change anything about Chemthink, what would you change?

If you could add any capabilities, what would you add?


The Chemthink Problem Sets are Now Available!

Category : High School, Middle School, Uncategorized · (1) Comment · by March 10, 2016

A few weeks ago I posted 8 of the original Chemthink Flash tutorials. I am excited to announce that the Chemthink problem sets are now available for these tutorials!  The question sets require students to answer a certain number correct before they miss a small number of questions.  As a result they are fairly difficult.  If students struggle on a problem set, they are encouraged to take a look at the tutorial again.

There is no server backend, so if you want to keep track of which problem sets or tutorials you or your students have completed you will need to take a screenshot of the completion screen.

Tutorials and their corresponding problem sets are now available for the following:

The Particulate Nature of Matter
Atomic Structure
Ionic Formulas
Ion Formation
Gas Laws
Covalent Bonding
Ionic Bonding
Molecular Shapes

In addition, over the next few days I post two more problem sets without tutorials: “Chemical Reactions” and “Isotopes”. At the moment the tutorials for each of these are nonfunctional, but I will do my best to get both the tutorials and their question sets working as soon as I can.

Edit 3/10/2016 – All 10 tutorials and problem sets are now available, including “Chemical Reactions” and “Isotopes.

Enjoy!


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