Computer Models Design for Teaching and Learning using Easy Java Simulation
We are teachers who have benefited from the Open Source Physics (Brown, 2012; Christian, 2010; Esquembre, 2012) community's work and we would like to share some of the computer models and lesson packages that we have designed and implemented in five schools grade 11 to 12 classes. In a ground-up teacher-leadership (MOE, 2010) approach, we came together to learn, advancing the professionalism (MOE, 2009) of physics educators and improve students' learning experiences through suitable blend (Jaakkola, 2012) of real equipment and computer models where appropriate . We will share computer models that we have remixed from existing library of computer models into suitable learning environments for inquiry of physics customized (Wee & Mak, 2009) for the Advanced Level Physics syllabus (SEAB, 2010, 2012). We hope other teachers would find these computer models useful and remix them to suit their own context, design better learning activities and share them to benefit all humankind, becoming citizens for the world. This is an eduLab (MOE, 2012b; Wee, 2010) project funded by the National Research Fund (NRF) Singapore and Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore.