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Expert TA Blog

Expert TA Spotlight - Dr. Chris Duston, Content Director

By Zach Kilburn April 25, 2017

Getting to know the Expert TA Team - Each post in our Expert TA Spotlight series will highlight..

Six Science Podcasts Worth A Listen

By The Expert TA Team April 19, 2017

There are many great science podcasts, and lots of intriguing episodes out there to explore. In..

A Series on Instructional Resources for Physics

By The Expert TA Team March 31, 2017

You have seen an occasional post from us where we have offered advice about instructional..

Vassar College Professor Recognized with AAPT Undergraduate Teaching Award

By Zach Kilburn March 22, 2017

Dr. Cindy Schwarz will receive the American Association of Physics Teacher’s 2017 David Halliday..

A Guide to In-Class Physics Demonstrations

By The Expert TA Team March 10, 2017

Classroom demonstrations can be a great way to get students excited about what you want them to..

Online Homework Is (Still) Not Obsolete

By The Expert TA Team February 28, 2017

We recently read an article stating that homework is once and for all obsolete because of a new..

Embracing Smartphones in the Classroom

By Zach Kilburn February 8, 2017

Most people have a love/hate relationship with smartphones: They provide resources and..

The AP Physics Exam's Shift Toward Symbolic Problem Solving

By The Expert TA Team January 30, 2017

In 2015, the AP Physics Exam experienced significant changes. AP Physics B was split into two..

Hints and Feedback: 2 Distinct Tools for Online Homework Success

By The Expert TA Team November 10, 2016

Hints and feedback are often used interchangeably in the world of online homework systems...

Academic Integrity and Online Physics Homework: 5 Strategies to Combat Cheating

By The Expert TA Team October 11, 2016

Higher education is constantly evolving through the use of the World Wide Web.  A classroom is..

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