Coronavirus depletes the keepers of Europe’s memoryFor years, Gildo Negri visited schools to share his stories about blowing up bridges and cutting electrical wires to sabotage Nazis and fascists during World War II. In January, the 89-year-old made another visit, leaving his nursing home outside Milan to help students plant trees in honor of Italians deported to concentration camps.
Molecular Orbitals in Coordination Complexes - Using ORCA in Inorganic Chemistry (Part One)I demonstrate how you can use ORCA to simulate a vanadium metal complex ion (hexaaquavanadium (II)) on your home PC to learn more about metal-ligand interactions. This is part of my series in Computational Chemistry for Students and Teachers, in which I demonstrate how you can simulate molecules on your home PC using free software. Software used: IQMol - http://iqmol.org/ ORCA - https://orcaforum.kofo.mpg.de/app.php... Jmol - http://jmol.sourceforge.net/ I've also set up a GitHub repository, containing useful resources: https://github.com/DrBenC/CompChem-for-Students-and-Teachers A reminder on atomic orbitals: https://youtu.be/44nSujs5RLk And my source for sensible functionals: https://doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.11888838.v2 Please leave a comment if you found this useful! I am not associated in any way with ORCA or any other software I use in these videos - I am simply an enthusiastic user!
11 Key Attributes of Successful Teachers in the Digital AgeSpread the loveRegardless of where you go in the world, teachers are the backbone of the education system. Without quality teachers, school districts cannot provide students with the skills that they need to be successful academically. Without teachers, the next generation will not be able to compete in the global economy. These are sureties, and you will find few people who would disagree. If you have been studying the field of education closely, as we have, you know that it is undergoing a metamorphosis. Students no longer respond to the teacher-centered pedagogy that our forefathers did. No, today’s students are […]
Closing the Faculty/Edtech Trust GapSpread the loveSchools tend to make big decisions on where the future is heading without the input of their staff. This trend has never been more prominent than it is right now with the introduction of more edtech into blended learning classrooms. It should be no secret that there is a major mistrust among faculty for the new digital tools that students tend to love. In fact, some surveys say that just under half of all faculty members believed that the gains from the new technology did not justify how much they cost. Identifying the Problem This is a staggering […]
7 Ways That Digital Age Teachers Win Over ParentsSpread the loveEducation is a collaborative process, as it takes many stakeholders working in unison to help students succeed academically. One of the most integral parts of this collaborative team is parents, as teachers know all so well. So, if you are a teacher struggling to increase parental engagement, how do you fix this issue? In this article, we will discuss 7 ways that digital age teachers win over parents. Digital age teachers are student-centered. Technology means that students are in the driver’s seat in the classroom. Digital age teachers who are successfully implementing technology are willing to take a […]
Watford's Andre Gray: 'It's not just about George Floyd – we are still stereotyped and judged by police here'In a searing interview, the striker – a keen student of black American history – tells David Hytner about the sad, shocking normality of the tragic scenes in Minneapolis and his own experiences of living in a racist world