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Strategies and resources for teaching your physics course online on short notice

by Chandralekha Singh, University of Pittsburgh
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us teaching physics as well as those teaching other subjects in face-to-face brick-and-mortar classrooms have suddenly found themselves in an unprecedented situation: the rest of the term should immediately transition to a completely online format! Here I outline some strategies and resources that can help you and your colleagues.

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How can I fulfill “writing across the curriculum” requirements in a physics class?


by Leslie Atkins Elliott
Many universities require a "writing across the curriculum" (WAC) course, where students receive focused instruction on writing in their discipline. Informal writing is integral to how physicists do physics. By explicitly attending to informal writing, you can address many WAC goals and support the effective use of research-based methods in physics.

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Best Practices for Administering Attitudes and Beliefs Surveys in Physics


by Adrian Madsen, Sam McKagan, Ellie Sayre; PhysPort director, assistant director, and research director
Physics education researchers have created several surveys to assess one important aspect of thinking like a physicist: what students believe that learning physics is all about. In this article, we introduce attitudes and beliefs surveys and give advice on how to choose, administer, and score them in your classes.

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