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Useful Websites & Youtube Videos

Teacher developed websites and videos, Teaching Strategies,

Websites of Resources covering many topics, Websites of Resources on specific topics

Teacher Developed Websites and videos

Teacher Developed Websites

  • SACs, Pracs and Resources for Units 1 & 2 Detailed Studies: Paul Fitz-Gerald's and Paul Fielding's website Paul Fitz-Gerald is at Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School, Paul Fielding is from Billanook College.
  • The Virtual Physics Course VCEPhysics.com: A website by Justin Vincent from Warrnambool College. VCEPhysics.com is a free resource for students and teachers. The site is categorised by unit and topic and features over 45 video podcasts on all key areas of Units 1 - 4, forum, links to relevant web resources, animations and simulations. (VCE Physics Podcasts can also be subscribed to through the iTunes store.) Students can also use the quiz tasks as a revision tool; these are progressively being added to throughout the year. Registering with VCEPhysics.com allows users to track their progress and see suggested solutions to completed all quiz tasks, as well as commenting on posts and using the forum. Teachers can register their classes through a contact on the website.
  • Coyley's Pages: A website by Jane Coyle from Star of the Sea College of course material for students.
  • Tristan Vale's web page. Free on line learning resources for Year 12 students in 2017. Tristan is from Castlemaine Secondary College. There is also a youtube video showing how to use the resources.

Lists of Youtube videos

 Type

Filename

Filesize

Adobe PDF

Unit 2 Youtube videos

145 kB

A file produced by Yibo Zhao from the Distance Education Centre for Year 11 students doing Unit 2. It contains a weekly program of content and supporting Youtube videos with active links, many of which Yibo produced himself.

Adobe PDF

Unit 4 Youtube videos

146 kB

A file produced by Yibo Zhao from the Distance Education Centre for Year 12 students doing Unit 4. It contains a weekly program of content and supporting Youtube videos with active links, many of which Yibo produced himself.

Microsoft Word

Sharing Ideas from the 2014 Physics Teachers' Conference

66 kB

List of Youtube videos and useful websites (with active links) that were suggested by participants as part of the group discussions at the Conference. A three page Word document.

Adobe PDF

Unit 1 Youtube videos

147 kB

A file produced by Yibo Zhao from the Distance Education Centre for Year 11 students doing Unit 1. It contains a weekly program of content and supporting Youtube videos with active links, many of which Yibo produced himself.

Adobe PDF

Unit 3 in 2016 Youtube videos

152 kB

A file produced by Yibo Zhao from the Distance Education Centre for Year 12 students doing Unit 3 in 2016. It contains a weekly program of content and supporting Youtube videos with active links, many of which Yibo produced himself. It covers the topics of Motion and Electronics and photonics.

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Teaching Strategies

Flipped Classroom

There are large number of websites that provide resources for the flipped classroom.

  • Flipping Physics. This website has been set up by a US Physics teacher, Jonathan Thomas-Palmer, to assist others with introducing the flipped classroom. Features include: i) How to flip your classroom, along with an extensive list of other resources on the flipped classroom, ii) How to learn: advice for students on how to use videos in a flipped format and iii) A very extensive and comprehensive list of his own videos, each with lecture notes. In June 2017, Jonathan conducted a webinar for the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), which can be accessed on the website.
  • A Level Physics Online. An online source of hundreds of video tutorials that are freely available. They are on the topics of Quantities & Units; Vectors & Scalars; Motion; Forces; Newton's Laws; Work, Energy & Power; Electricity; Waves; Quantum Physics and Properties of Materials. There is also a list of tutorial on practical skills. The tutorials are for UK AS level and so relevant to our Years 11 and 12. There are also resources for UK A level, but access to these needs to be paid for.
  • Isaac Physics is designed to be used by teachers for their classes. Teachers can set up groups, design assignments and track their students' progress. The theory notes are brief, but the problems are comprehensive with an extensive support structure for students. The material is at a range of levels and is a product of the Department for Education of the University of Cambridge.
  • Veritasium by Dr Derek Muller has a wealth of engaging videos.
  • Playposit allows teachers to produce interactive videos with their own questions at key points with either i) their own videos, or ii) Youtube videos. The final video will pause at the key point and ask students to complete a task. The video does not proceed until the task is done. Data on the students' tasks can also be obtained. It is free to join.
  • Resources for Flipping Physics. A website set up by a John Eyre, a UK teacher . It cover a large range of GCSE and A level topics and so is relevant to VCE. Each topic, e.g. PE Effect, has a page of descriptive content along with links to applets and AV material.

 Type

Filename

Filesize

Generic

A11 & D10 Flipping Physics

2.33 MB

A zip file of resources prepared by Jane Coyle, Albert Park College for the 2016 Physics Teachers' Conference.

Diagnostic Tools

These materials are effective means of teachers evaluating their teaching practice. They are not really designed to be assessment tools.

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Websites of Resources covering several Physics topics

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Websites of Resources on specific topics

Supporting Files

 Type

Filename

Filesize

Microsoft Excel

POSTNOTES: Briefing Notes on Science and Technology Issues: British Parliamentary Office

244 kB

Since 1992 the British Parliamentary Office has produced short briefing notes, along with occasional longer reports that focus on current science and technology issues. The notes aim to summarise the key issues on a particular topic in attempt to anticipate policy implications for parliamentarians, so they are not just summaries of the underlying science. However, the notes are very accessible in language, comprehensive and authoritative and would be useful background material for students. They do tend to have a UK focus and each is about 4 pages long. This is an excel file of 421 titles sorted by physics, biology, etc

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