Interesting stuff from elsewhere on the web this week:
- Danny Caballero, who does really interesting research on physics education at UC-Boulder, has just started up his own blog. Every post on it so far has been excellent, but his article “Which computational tool should we teach?” in particular is a great analysis of three major computational software tools from the standpoint of teaching physics students computational modeling.
- John D. Cook examines the question, what point on the Earth’s surface is farthest from its center? Hint: The answer involves trigonometry and is not Mount Everest.
- Dave Richeson looks at an interesting probability rule (of thumb).
- My GVSU colleague David Coffey considers the role of remuneration in the motivation of teachers.
- Profhacker introduces us to Codeacademy, a sort of Khan Academy for computer science. On a related note, my afternoon just got a lot less productive.
- Ben Deaton covers some iOS apps for \( \LaTeX \) users.
If you’re attending my flipped classroom webinar tomorrow, I’ll “see” you then. Otherwise, enjoy the second half of your week.