Tag: <span>sputnik</span>

Thoughts on SQA Exams & Certification

In response to a discussion about assessment on the IOP Sputnik email forum for Scottish Physics teachers, I posted some thoughts on what the SQA could do differently. Some replies to the post suggested I should share these ideas further. It's a bit 'sassy' in places, as one of the replies put it, but here's...


All Hands to the Pumps

On Wed 29th Feb, with our senior school out on exam leave for their prelims, and a clear desk (not sure how that happened, but it did) I dipped into my twitter stream and saw this tweet from Glen Gilchrist - Glen's post on PLNs and peer collaboration, details how he and Alexavier Fareheed made...


WiiMotes for Physics Experiments

I've been trying to get to grips with WiiMote Physics in the last week or so. It is a piece of free software which utilises Bluetooth connectivity on your PC to receive data from a Wii gaming controller. A WiiMote has three accelerometers and an infra red camera inside. Using these it takes 100 measurements from each detector...