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TRASI code: 40860: workshops on Easy Java Simulation March 2013 @AST

 
Update 15 January 2013

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation
Title: Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation
TRASI code: 40860. https://traisi.moe.gov.sg/
Date: 21/02/2013
Time:14:30 - 17:30
Venue: 2 Malan Road, Academy of Singapore Teachers,Block B, Level 4, IT Room 3
download and run: http://www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki/uploads/Download/EJS_4.3.7_130115.zip
Pre Installation: assume you have Java else use this link http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp
 
Installation: Java 3D 1.5.1 2.95 MB  java3d-1_5_1-windows-i586.exe may require downloading from their website due to license agreement. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javasebusiness/downloads/java-archive-downloads-java-client-419417.html#java3d-1.5.1-oth-JPR
Worksheet:Modeling Science Textbook Chapter 2: Introduction to Easy Java Simulations written by Wolfgang Christian and Francisco Esquembre download 972kb .pdf
Paper for discussions: 
[1] arXiv:1212.3863 [pdf]Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellite Model using Easy Java Simulation by Loo Kang WeeGiam Hwee Goh
[11] arXiv:1204.4964 [pdf] One-dimensional collision carts computer model and its design ideas for productive experiential learning by Loo Kang Wee 
complete list of papers here http://arxiv.org/a/wee_l_1
  
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TRASI code: 40860: Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation
TRASI code: 40860: Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation
 
 
 
 
Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation
 
Overview:
 
 
Objective:
(1) download, launch and navigate the authoring toolkit to start designing simple physics model such as fall body and spring mass system; 
 

(2) able to download open source codes in authoring toolkit from Digital Libraries, Open source Physics website and NTNU Java Virtual Lab; and

 
(3) publish their own computer model in NTNU Java Virtual Lab.

Content:
The Open Source Physics community using Easy Java Simulation (Esquembre, 2004) has created hundreds of computer models (simulations) that could be customized (Wee & Mak, 2009) to the Singapore syllabus for more targeted productive activities. 
 

The facilitators will share the basics of using the free authoring toolkit called “Easy Java Simulation” with the aim of scaling up teacher-leadership in customizing the hundreds of free open sourced computer models.

 
The facilitators argue that computer models are appropriate laboratory environments that can provide the experience and context for learning. This is essential for deepening student’s conceptual understanding of Physics through student centered guided inquiry approach supported by social discourse.


Target Audience:
Level:
Physics Teachers
Secondary

SDF:
DG:
$ 0

Pre-Requisite:


Date & Venue:
Begin Date/time:
End Date/time:
Application Closing Date:
Venue:
21/02/2013 14:30 - 17:30
21/02/2013 14:30 - 17:30
20/01/2013
2 Malan Road, Academy of Singapore Teachers, IT Room 3
Frequency:
half day

Course Administrator:
Organising Agency:
Name:    Salimah Noorja Eusof
Professional Development,The Academy,MOE
Phone:    65091757
Email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Trainer:
Training Agency:
Wee Loo Kang,Lee Tat Leong,Lye Sze Yee
Ed Tech Division(ETD)

Assessment Mode:


No. of Applications:
Max. Class Size:
0
30
 
 
 
 
Update 05 November 2012
Accepted!
 
Accepted! Confirmation of successful application to present & facilitate Teacher-led Workshops 2013
 
 
 
workshops on Easy Java Simulations!
Easy Java Simulation authoring toolkit
 
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1jEqsT6hzhEnyLZep02ErGNroUdNzzRkMK0sAY_swrZ8
 
Name of 
Main Facilitator
Wee Loo Kang
School
Ed Tech Division (ETD)
Name(s) of 
Co-Facilitators
Lee Tat Leong
School
River Valley High Sch
Lye Sze Yee
School
Ed Tech Division (ETD)
Title of Workshop
Designing Computer Models for Physics by Inquiry using Easy Java Simulation
Subject
Physics

 
 
Title: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry using EasyJavaSimulation
 
Workshop Synopsis: 
 
The Open Source Physics community using Easy Java Simulation (Esquembre, 2004) has created hundreds of computer models (simulations) that could be finer customized (Wee & Mak, 2009) to the Singapore syllabus for more targeted productive activities.
 
We will share the basics of using the free authoring toolkit called “Easy Java Simulation” with the aim of scaling up teacher-leadership in customizing the hundreds of free open sourced computer models. 
 
We argue that computer models are appropriate laboratory environments that can provide the experience and context, essential for deepening student’s conceptual understanding of Physics through student centered guided inquiry approach supported by social discourse.
 
Our work include:
  • eduLab project: NRF2011-EDU001-EL001 Java Simulation Design for Teaching and Learning
  • 2012 MOE Innergy (HQ) GOLD Award “Gravity-Physics by Inquiry”.
 
 
Workshop Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to :
 
  1. download, launch and able to navigate the authoring toolkit to start designing simple physics model such as fall body and spring mass system.
  2. able to download open source codes in authoring toolkit from Digital Libraries, Open source Physics website and NTNU Java Virtual Lab.
  3. publish their own computer model in NTNU Java Virtual Lab
 
 
Theoretical underpinnings/Literature Review of pedagogical approaches/strategies/ skills adopted
 Theory:
Experiential learning (Dewey, 1958; Kolb, 1984) with computer model (Wolfgang Christian, Esquembre, & Barbato, 2011; Wee, 2012b)
 
Literature include:
•    Open Source Physics OSP research:(M. Belloni, Christian, & Brown, 2007; Mario Belloni, Christian, & Mason, 2009; Brown & Christian, 2011; W. Christian, Belloni, & Brown, 2006; Wolfgang Christian, et al., 2011; Wolfgang Christian & Tobochnik, 2010; Esquembre, 2004; Hwang & Esquembre, 2003; Wee, 2010, 2012a; Wee, Esquembre, & Lye, 2012; Wee & Mak, 2009)
 
•    Physics Education Technology PhET research:(W. K. Adams, 2010; Wendy K. Adams, Paulson, & Wieman, 2008; Finkelstein et al., 2005; K. Perkins et al., 2006; K. K. Perkins, Loeblein, & Dessau, 2010; PhET, 2011; Weiman & Perkins, 2005; C. E. Wieman, Adams, Loeblein, & Perkins, 2010; Carl E. Wieman, Adams, & Perkins, 2008; Carl E. Wieman, Perkins, & Adams, 2008)
 
Strategy include :
•    Physics by Inquiry (McDermott, Shaffer, & Rosenquist, 1995; MOE, 2012; Wee, Lee, & Goh, 2011)
•    Modeling Instruction (Jackson, Dukerich, & Hestenes, 2008)
 
Evidence of impact on student learning 
 
In my paper (Wee, 2012b, p. 306), evidence on student learning includes:
 
(1) Active learning can be fun
‘. . . [It] is an eye opener . . . [we] do not usually get to learn with virtual learning environment . . . and it makes learning fun and interesting’.
‘The lesson was fun and makes us think instead of just listen[ing] to teacher and remember[ing] whatever the teacher said’.
‘It makes learning much more interesting and fun. It makes us want to learn and find out
more about the topic’.
(2) Need experience to understand
‘. . . It [this lab] lets me figure out the concepts rather than just listen[ing] and believing what is taught without understanding’.
‘Normally people would have to experience any physics concepts themselves hands [-] on to really remember concepts. Lectures on the other hand may not be effective since maybe what the lecturer is bringing through us is unclear, and thus practical lessons to learn concepts is a great learning deal’.
(3) Simulation can support inquiry learning and thinking like real scientists
‘These kinds of lesson force us to think critically. It makes us look at the results, analyse and then find the trend within, which is a really good way to learn independently. It also gives us confidence and a sense of accomplishment when the conclusions we arrive at are correct.’
‘Such vlab [virtual lab] lesson effectively utilizes the IT resources to enhance lessons, making physics lessons less dry. Besides, by identifying trends in values first hand, I can remember it easier rather than via lecture notes and slides’.
(4) Need for strong inquiry learning activities
‘The activity worksheet did not generate much thinking and concept understanding, just simply presents a set of values to copy to get the answers’.
‘It [virtual lab] helps hasten the process of learning but the exchange of data [in the worksheet activities] is troublesome’.
(5) Need for testing and well-designed simulation [7]
Some students suggest visual and audio enhancements such as ‘better quality so that the simulations could be more interesting and appealing’ and ‘add sound effects’.
A good suggestion that surfaced is to make the ‘program [simulation] designed as a game, thereby making it more interactive. At the end a table can be provided and it would
provide us [students] with the values. From there, we do analysis’.
This suggestion inspired us to design ‘Game for concept testing’ described earlier.
(6) Appreciative learners
‘I [student] really thank you for spending time coming up with this program. You are really an educator who cares and dares to try new things. Thanks! Hope you can come up with even better programs so that they can empower students in physics subject.’
‘Thank you teachers for spending time to develop this app.’
 
 Workshop has also been conducted at the following platform(s)
1 Physics Subject Chapter (17August 2012) Brown Bag Series for Senior and Lead Teachers
2 EduLab workshop scheduled 4Q 2012 eduLab@AST<br< a="">>
 
 Target Audience 
 Physics Teachers in Primary, Secondary and JC/CI_________________
 
 Mode of Delivery
 Presentation with hands-on activities
 
 Venue
 IT Training Room (one computer for each participant)
 
 Installation of Software
 Yes (please specify):_Java Runtime and Java 3D.
Download the authoring toolkit here
http://www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki/Main/Download choose the latest version
 
Reference:
 
  1. Adams, W. K. (2010). Student engagement and learning with PhET interactive simulations. NUOVO CIMENTO- SOCIETA ITALIANA DI FISICA SEZIONE C, 33(3), 21-32.
  2. Adams, W. K., Paulson, A., & Wieman, C. E. (2008, July 23-24). What Levels of Guidance Promote Engaged Exploration with Interactive Simulations? Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference, Edmonton, Canada.
  3. Belloni, M., Christian, W., & Brown, D. (2007). Open Source Physics Curricular Material for Quantum Mechanics. Computing In Science And Engineering, 9(4), 24-31.
  4. Belloni, M., Christian, W., & Mason, B. (2009). Open Source and Open Access Resources for Quantum Physics Education. [Abstract]. Journal of Chemical Education, 86(1), 125-126.
  5. Brown, D., & Christian, W. (2011, Sept 15-17). Simulating What You See. Paper presented at the MPTL 16 and HSCI 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  6. Christian, W., Belloni, M., & Brown, D. (2006). An Open-Source XML Framework for Authoring Curricular Material. Computing In Science And Engineering, 8(5), 51-58.
  7. Christian, W., Esquembre, F., & Barbato, L. (2011). Open Source Physics. Science, 334(6059), 1077-1078. doi: 10.1126/science.1196984
  8. Christian, W., & Tobochnik, J. (2010). Augmenting AJP articles with computer simulations. American Journal of Physics, 78(9), 885-886.
  9. Dewey, J. (1958). Experience and nature: Dover Pubns.
  10. Esquembre, F. (2004). Easy Java Simulations: A software tool to create scientific simulations in Java. Computer Physics Communications, 156(2), 199-204.
  11. Finkelstein, N. D., Adams, W. K., Keller, C. J., Kohl, P. B., Perkins, K. K., Podolefsky, N. S., . . . LeMaster, R. (2005). When Learning about the Real World is Better Done Virtually: A Study of Substituting Computer Simulations for Laboratory Equipment. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 1(1), 010103.
  12. Hwang, F. K., & Esquembre, F. (2003). Easy java simulations: An interactive science learning tool. Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer - Enhanced Learning, 5.
  13. Jackson, J., Dukerich, L., & Hestenes, D. (2008). Modeling Instruction: An Effective Model for Science Education. [Article]. Science Educator, 17(1), 10-17.
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  15. McDermott, L., Shaffer, P., & Rosenquist, M. (1995). Physics by inquiry: John Wiley & Sons New York.
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  17. Perkins, K., Adams, W., Dubson, M., Finkelstein, N., Reid, S., Wieman, C., & LeMaster, R. (2006). PhET: Interactive Simulations for Teaching and Learning Physics. The Physics Teacher, 44(1), 18-23. doi: 10.1119/1.2150754
  18. Perkins, K. K., Loeblein, P. J., & Dessau, K. L. (2010). Sims For Science. [Article]. Science Teacher, 77(7), 46-51.
  19. PhET. (2011). The Physics Education Technology (PhET) project at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA from http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/physics
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  22. Wee, L. K. (2012b). One-dimensional collision carts computer model and its design ideas for productive experiential learning. Physics Education, 47(3), 301.
  23. Wee, L. K., Esquembre, F., & Lye, S. Y. (2012). Ejs open source java applet 1D collision carts with realistic collision from http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=2408.0
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Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

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Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

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Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

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Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

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Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation

Teacher-led Workshop: Designing Computer Models for Physics Inquiry Using Easy Java Simulation