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Science teaching ideas, videos, and education research, from the team at Pivot Interactives.

Teaching Rotation Using Pivot Interactives

While many teachers have developed demonstrations for one- or two-dimensional kinematics, dynamics, energy, and collisions, not everyone has a complete collection of activities for students to use to learn how to apply these concepts to objects in rotation. Pivot Interactives development has been driven partially by our desire to improve outcomes for our own students, so it is no surprise that we’ve made lots of useful and effective activities for learning rotation. 

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Peter Bohacek
Authentic Assessment with Pivot Interactives

When developing Pivot Interactives, one of our goals was to streamline the practice and assessment of skills that go beyond solving standard word problems. With Pivot Interactives, students quickly make their own measurements of real events, and then transition to critical thinking  and learning how to apply models. We've been using about one of these activities per week, as our class transitions away from paper-and-pencil word problems, toward interactive video as our medium for practice and assessment.

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