Useful Links for Teachers


Vernier Video Physics (only for iOS)


Theodolite (measure angles and distances using iPhone)

Books

Teaching Introductory Physics

Preconceptions in Mechanics

Teaching Physics for the First Time (highly recommended for new teachers)

Bob Morse Electrostatics Activities (Poor Man's "Teaching about Electrostatics")

Ranking Task Exercises in Physics

E&M TIPERS (Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research)

Trophy Wives Don't Need Advanced Physics

Thinking Physics

Physics, The Human Adventure (the history of physics, in one accessible volume)

TIPERS Sensemaking Tasks

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Knight Jones Field College Physics

Etkina Van Heuvelen Gentile College Physics


OERCommons (Open Source educational resources, like OpenStax book listed above)

Keep a search on for used textbooks at ABEBooks

Get a Pearson textbook on your iPad, or view it on the web! Request Pearson eText access

Classroom Portals/Website Builders

Collaborize Classroom

Edmodo

College Board

apcentral

create your AP Professional Login

join AP Physics Community

APPB page

AP Audit

Demos

Physics Circus

Electronics Parts cheap

allelectronics


Electrostatics

a site with some of Robert Morse's electrostatics activities

Bob Morse's Benjamin Franklin is My Lab Partner project

Equipment

Sargent-Welch (Cenco) Physics

Kick Dis

Neon Bulbs (from Jameco) (fun for electrostatics - Charge flows from "high to glow")

CASTLE Kits (and download curriculum for free)

Amazing Magnets

Wonder Power or Force Field Magnets

Arbor Scientific (lots of fun stuff)

Sci-Supply (inexpensive physics equipment, including $10 genecons)

Poppers (bouncing disk toy) are here and at amazon and cheaper in large quantity with imprint at places like this


Kelvin

Online Homework

UTexas Quest (not free, but a great deal)



Andes Physics Tutor (unique, and Free)

LON-CAPA (free, but not for the faint of heart when it comes to technology)

Web Portals for Physics Teaching Ideas

ThePhysicsFront.org - Search by activity, assessment, labs or lesson plans

Federal Resources for Educational ExcellencePhysics

Wikis

Wikispaces

PBworks

pgp 

secure pgp (the mother lode)

Probeware

pasco scientific

Vernier

TI

TI SmartView Software (calculator emulator)

Video Analysis

Live Photo

Tracker Video Analysis

Direct Measurement Videos

Video in Logger Pro (software from vernier.com, very reasonably priced)

VideoPoint  (Pasco's Video Analysis product)

Clickers

H-ITT

PollEverywhere

Turning Technologies

Beyond Question

eInstruction

Socrative (currently free)

Interactive Learning Toolkit (ConcepTests)

Workshops

modeling workshops

PTRA program

Youtubers

Smarter Every Day

Veritasium

Minute Physics

Vihart

APlusPhysics

Sixty Symbols

Flipping Physics

Physics-related Twitter

@fnoschese (Frank Noschese also follow his blog)

@kellyoshea (Kelly O'Shea also has a great blog)

@BadAstronomer (Phil Plait also has an excellent blog)

@rjallain (Rhett Allain has another blog you need to read)

@phyzman (Dean Baird blogs too)

@PheTSims

@VernierST

@CERN

Useful sites

American Association of Physics Teachers

eMentor free help for inexperienced physics teachers

modeling website

dolores gende

comPADRE (resources for physics and astronomy education)

Physics Front (subset of comPADRE for pre-college teachers)

HyperPhysics

Open Courseware

Wikimedia Commons

Cutnell and Johnson Interactive Learning Ware

APlus Physics

Team Eclipse (PBL)

NASA eClips (short educational videos for free)

Adopt-a-Physicist (promote physics-related careers)

ProblemAttic (free, build tests, quizzes, from published tests like the NY Regents' test)

Simulations

PhET

Astrophysics Science Project Integrating Research and Education

Duffy Semester 2

Duffy Semester 1

Sounds Amazing, U Salford

TEAL at MIT

UBC Simulations and Animations

Favorite Software

Inkscape  (free!)

Planbook is really useful and very reasonably priced.

This is just cool

Feynman lecture (Character of Physical Law)

xkcd.com

Technology Entertainment Design

ThinkGeek.com (okay, so it's geeky, but isn't that cool?)

Internet Archive (download copyright-free movies, music, other resources)

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