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5.0 stars - 3 reviews range from 0 to 5


Teaching Elements of the Periodic Table using an interactive and applied approach

iPad App: The elements

A very nice iPad app which is highly inteactive, filled with an abundance of information for each element

YouTube: Periodic Videos

can be used to engage students by showing them dangerous reactions or rare elements that are not available at schools

supplies a new perspective of chemistry

Some videos talk about very advance topics of chemistry and can be to cater for those who deepen their chemistry knowledge

SAMR: augmentation

Many of the advantages of using this technology can be done traditionally, however it also incorporates additional functions not normal available in such a setting (e.g. user comments, interactivity and visuals)

Keeping students informed about new discoveries or real life scenarios which can be analysed with chemistry topic

Resource: Reddit/r/futurology

Resource: Science Daily

Keep up to date with science news and remain at the forefront of scientific discovery

Real life applications of science


This is one of the key components of teaching science - "science as a human endeavour

SAMR: substition

Getting students to go to the website and explore the website for themselves is analogous to the teacher telling them the news in class

Using collaborative applications such as Google Docs to facilitate student discussion after a demonstration

Sample demonstrations: YouTube

shows students chemical phenomena which would otherwise be too dangerous/expensive to do in the classroom

During the live demonstration

students can use technology such as cameras, video recorders, to record the experiment so that they can watch over again

Google Docs

a means which students are able to write/post their thoughts in a collaborative environment outside of school. (much like the chemistry LA subject, students can be asked to complete different types of analyses e.g. SWOT, mindmapping, answering questions etc)

SAMR: redefinition??

achieves several levels of SAMR: (S) substitute for students grouping together at school. (A) students from different groups and teachers are able to join in discussion. (M) changes the way students take in information, how it is reordered, viewed and analysed. (R) can possible incorporate the other uses of the internet to make perform a comprehensive breakdown of demonstration

Learning about bonding and reactions by using simulations

PHET applets

very useful way to run simulations

brings key details to the eyes of students and allows for emphasis and experimentation

highly visual for a 'non-visual' subject (electrons, atoms etc)


Chemical reactions involve rearranging atoms to form new substances; during a chemical reaction mass is not created or destroyed (ACSSU178)

SAMR: augmentation

substitute for reaction (not a true substitution) but adds extra visual elements and interaction, allowing students to experiment