Wednesday, July 30, 2014

TER Podcast

Thanks to an impromptu Google Alert I learnt that the recording of my presentation at TM Edutech (as described in this blog post) actually appeared in the TER Podcast this week. Many thanks to Cameron Malcher for recording and running the excellent TER Podcast (this episode is particularly interesting :-)

The original recording can be found here and also below. My section kicks in at 34:25 and runs for 11 minutes (kind of broke the TeachMeet limit of 7 minutes...oops...). All credits to TER Podcast and thanks for allowing it to be embedded.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

iPeed on the iPad: Physics for Pre-schoolers

The other week I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Institute of Physics NSW Physics in the Pub bash in Sydney, hosted by +Phil Dooley. It was an excellent night of presentations (8 minutes each, TeachMeet-style), all of which were very informative and some also very entertaining, musical and humorous (check out Physics Hacks by Chris Stewart - very funny (bad language warning)). The networking was also top notch.

My contribution was 'iPeed on the iPad: Physics for Pre-schoolers'. Essentially, I demonstrated how a pre-schooler could have fun (learning physics at the same time) on the iPad using such apps as Planets and Universe Splitter. A recording of my presentation can be viewed below. Many thanks to Phil for organising, hosting and entertaining, Boris and AIP NSW for supporting, Chris for also entertaining and cutting the videos and to Shane Hengst from UNSW - Physics Outreach Unit for the photos.