Boosting AP Physics with WebAssign

Posted by Ashlynn Houk

We have seen more and more AP teachers using WebAssign to enhance their teaching experience and wanted to share with you some insight into a typical day of one AP Physics teacher's classroom. Dan Burns, who has a master's in instructional technology, has been teaching high school physics since 1992. He has been a member, officer, and contributor with NCNAAPT and worked with the SETI Institute, USGS, AAPT, and SJSU. He now serves as the Faculty Scholar at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and is working for the National Science and Math Initiative to expand and improve AP courses.  Currently, he teaches AP Physics at Los Gatos High School in California, but prior to becoming a teacher Dan was a senior research specialist for the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. He is an avid amateur astronomer and astrophotographer and has had several pictures published in astronomy magazines!

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New Physics Textbooks From WebAssign

Posted by Ashlynn Houk

Did you know that WebAssign was created by a physics professor? In 1997, Dr. John Risley, a professor at North Carolina State University, forever changed the way he taught physics. He created WebAssign to enhance student learning and help teachers teach. Today, thanks to his vision, WebAssign partners with all major textbook publishers to offer a wide range of customizable questions along with easy-to-use tools that enable instructors to create the perfect companion to any physics course.

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