Newsletters from the Vicphysics Teachers' Network
A regular email newsletter sent to teachers several times a term.
If you wish to receive the email newsletter "Vicphysics News" or to advise us of a change of email address please contact the Vicphysics Teachers' Network.
The most recent newsletters are:
2018 Term 4
No 1: Physics teacher positions, 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, More Resources
No 2: Physics Review Q'naire, VCAA Solutions to NH paper.
No 3: New: Physics Exhibition at Museum, Resources from Perimeter Institute, More Job Ads.
No 4: More Physics positions, Seeking advice on Livestreaming.
No 5: Website Upgrade, Review Survey extended, Real time tracking of satellites
No 6: Physics Teachers' Conference: Registrations open.
2018 Term 3: No 1, No 2, No 3, No 4, No 5, No 6.
2018 Term 2: No 1, No 2, No 3.
2018 Term 1: No 1, No 2, No 3, No 4, No 5, No 6, No 7.
Extracts from "News" regularly emailed to physics teachers
This email newsletter has been operating since 2003. While many newsletter items have been on forthcoming events for students and teachers, there have been many items of ongoing value on resources, teaching strategies, etc. These have been combined into this one document.
Items on teaching ideas, curriculum resources and useful websites from previous editions of the email newsletter 'Vicphysics News' have been compiled into the one Word document. The table of contents lists over 300 items.
Titles of the Items from "Selected items from 'Vicphysics News'. The titles of items in the Resources section have been grouped by Area of Study. A 8 page Word document.
The newsletter has also contained short news items on current physics research and technological developments that might be of interest to teachers and students. The stories can be accessed through either of the two files. The items can be used to add relevance to classroom presentations or used for topical classroom displays.
These emails also featured items on the latest Physics research that might be of interest to teachers and their students. This list, in Word, contains all the titles of these items. The titles have been grouped by the email they were sent with and are hyperlinked for downloading.
The titles of the featured items on the latest Physics research now number over 700. They have now also been grouped by the relevant Area of Study. There is an article for every Area of Study. This Excel file lists all the titles by Area of Study and Date of the Email News. Articles can be found for the topic you are currently teaching and the story can either be posted on a classroom wall or actually referred to in class at an apppropriate point. The Date of the Email News is also hyperlinked for downloading.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to 'Ideas Worth Spreading'. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.
TED has many short videos by inspirational speakers, the presentations are designed to be accessible to the general public. There are 260 videos on Science. A search for Physics gave 156 talks by people such as Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Brian Cox, Freeman Dyson, George Smoot, Lee Smolin and Martin Rees.
This document lists videos relevant to physics giving title, duration (several minutes) , speaker and a short description.