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written by Rachel E. Scherr
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This digital collection connects research-based best practices in physics education with authentic videos showing experienced instructors applying these practices in class. The purpose of the videos is to provide meaningful, immediate outreach to enrich the teaching of physics and support educators in developing a professional vision. Each Periscope lesson consists of a 2-5 minute video, a handout linking the episode to big ideas in teaching/learning, and a lesson guide. Some videos are devoted to physics content, such as "What ideas do students have about electronegativity?" Other episodes focus on pedagogy, such as "How can I encourage productive student debate"?

Note: Periscope videos may be freely viewed by teachers and shared with faculty and/or teaching assistants. The videos may not be posted publicly online or on class websites.
Editor's Note: Periscope was initially developed to support training of teaching assistants in college-level introductory physics. However, it is equally applicable to high school physics teaching.
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Education Foundations
- Societal Issues
= Cultural Issues
= Gender Issues
= Race Issues
Education Practices
- Pedagogy
- Professional Development
General Physics
- Collections
- General
- Physics Education Research
= Reflections and Visions
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Professional Development
- Collection
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- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
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Metadata instance created August 19, 2020 by Caroline Hall
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R. Scherr, (2020), WWW Document, (https://www.physport.org/periscope/Home.cfm).
R. Scherr, Periscope Video Lessons (2020), <https://www.physport.org/periscope/Home.cfm>.
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Scherr, R. (2020, August 12). Periscope Video Lessons. Retrieved September 26, 2023, from https://www.physport.org/periscope/Home.cfm
Chicago Format
Scherr, Rachel. Periscope Video Lessons. August 12, 2020. https://www.physport.org/periscope/Home.cfm (accessed 26 September 2023).
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Scherr, Rachel. Periscope Video Lessons. 2020. 12 Aug. 2020. 26 Sep. 2023 <https://www.physport.org/periscope/Home.cfm>.
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@misc{ Author = "Rachel Scherr", Title = {Periscope Video Lessons}, Volume = {2023}, Number = {26 September 2023}, Month = {August 12, 2020}, Year = {2020} }
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