PHYSICS TO GO
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN15 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:Any project directed at using technology in education must consider at least four factors:
a) physical infrastructure,
b) the existence of adequate educational materials,
c) the methodology for using these materials, and
d) training teachers and students in the use of these materials. In other works we have addressed the methodology for using some of these materials, Fernandez-Flores et al. (2014).
We have also reported some experiences on training teachers on how to use them, Fernandez-Flores et al. (2015). In another related study, we described the University Learning Network (RUA) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Fernandez-Flores, R and Bracho-Carpizo, F. (2014), which is a tool to link digital content to the curriculum and the curriculum subjects. In this paper we describe the production of 20 animated clips, made with Moovly, to cover the topics included in a course on Physics at the high school level, in particular for the National Preparatory School (ENP), UNAM.
The physics course for which these materials were developed is a course for students who are not necessarily going to be scientists. The course syllabus covers all topics of basic physics: mechanics, electricity, kinetic theory of gases, atomic theory and modern physics, but its approach is rather a general training. In this work we explain how each topic was selected, how the production team was integrated and the methodology to produce the videoclips. It talks about the work of screenwriting and revision of content. The videoclips can be viewed remotely or can be downloaded to a computer or tablet. It is thought that its presentation as video animations and the possibility that students can view them in digital tablets, will give these materials a playful approach that should generate more interest from students in such subjects. In this paper some screen captures taken from the videos are shown. We are planning to use them, on a pilot basis, in the next school year to begin in August 2015.
 Fernandez-Flores et al. (2014). “The comic “Dime Abuelita por qué” as a tool for training teachers on how to teach science within a competency based learning approach”, Proceedings of the 13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference.
 Fernandez-Flores et al. (2015). “Capacitación de profesores para aprovechar las especificidades del lenguaje del cómic cuando se le usa en el salón de clase”. Por presentarse en el congreso RedPop 2015.
 Fernandez-Flores, R and Bracho-Carpizo, F. (2014) “The University Learning Network of the National Autonomous University of Mexico”, Proceedings of the 7Th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation”
Keywords: m-learning, digital tablets, educational videoclips, High school Physics, Educational repositories.