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Jon L. Holmes University of Wisconsin–Madison Madison, WI 53706
Online Resources for High School Teachers—A CLIC Away “I’m a high school teacher. I don’t have time to sift through all of JCE to find what I need. I don’t have enough time as it is!” If you need to find things in a hurry, go to JCE HS CLIC, the JCE High School Chemed Learning Information Center, http://JChemEd.chem.wisc.edu/HS/. You will find good solid, reliable information, and you will find it fast. CLIC is open 24 hours every day, all over the world. What You Will Find at JCE CLIC
We know teachers are pressed for time. During the few minutes between classes or at the end of the day, information needs to be found very quickly. Perhaps you are looking for a demo that illustrates electrochemistry using Cu, Mg, orange juice, and a clock; or a student activity on chromatography that is ready to copy and hand out; or a video to illustrate the action of aqua regia on gold, because you can’t use aqua regia and can’t afford gold. You can find each of these quickly at CLIC. The Journal has always provided lots of articles designed with high school teachers in mind. What the new JCE HS CLIC does is collect the recent materials at one address on JCE Online, making it quicker and easier for you to find them. Information has been gathered from both print and online versions of the Journal, from JCE Software, and from JCE Internet. It is organized as shown at the bottom of the page.
JCE HS CLIC home page: http://JChemEd.chem.wisc.edu/HS/
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You have located something that interests you, perhaps a list of tested demonstrations that pertain to consumer chemistry. Now it is time to get it. JCE subscribers (individuals and libraries) can read, download, and print the full versions of the articles as well as all supplemental materials, including student handouts and instructor’s notes. You will need the username and password that are on the mailing label that comes with your Journal each month.
Our plans for JCE HS CLIC do not end with what you find now. Other resources and features will be added that will facilitate sharing ideas with other high school teachers. We also expect to develop additional ways of finding, categorizing, and bringing to your attention the wealth of information that is JCE. If you have suggestions for making CLIC more useful, just send them to [email protected]
and put “CLIC” in the subject field.
http://JChemEd.chem.wisc.edu/HS/ Especially for High School Teachers. The high school editor’s monthly columns highlight articles in each issue of JCE and also report news and announcements. Classroom Activities. Student activities use readily available, inexpensive materials. Activities are arranged by title and by topic; you can copy them for your class to use. Tested Demonstrations. If you are looking for a cool demonstration, one that has been tested and works, we have a wide variety to choose from. They are arranged by topic on a pulldown list. Features. Several of our feature columns are tailored for high school teachers (Applications and Analogies, Second Year and AP Chemistry, and others).
Laboratory Activities. We have collected, by topic, those that we think are of interest.
JCE Software. Here is a shortcut to our peer-reviewed instructional software and video that is best suited for the high school classroom. Periodic Table Live!, General Chemistry Collection, and the Chemistry Comes Alive! series will be especially useful. JCE Internet. Another direct line—this time to animations, video, online features (Conceptual Questions and Challenge Problems, Book and Equipment Guides), and useful Web sites. Articles of Interest. General articles relevant to high school chemistry are grouped here, by topic. JCE Index. If you are still looking, then click here. You can search the index to the entire Journal (since 1924).
Journal of Chemical Education • Vol. 77 No. 4 April 2000 • JChemEd.chem.wisc.edu