FEATURE ARTICLE

The PhET Interactive Simulations Project: Working to Increase Access to Interactive STEM Simulations [Part 2 of 2]

by Taliesin L. Smith & Emily B. Moore

The PhET Interactive Simulations project has created over 150 interactive science and mathematics simulations (sims) for learning STEM topics – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These sims are available online for free from the PhET website. This article is the second of a two-part series on accessibility of the PhET simulations. In the first article of this series (Moore, 2016), we introduced the PhET sims and how they can support student engagement. In this second article, we highlight sim features that can support use by students with diverse needs, and introduce new features designed to support students with disabilities. We also discuss topics to consider when using accessible simulations in lesson plans.

Read the full article The PhET Interactive Simulations Project: Working to Increase Access to Interactive STEM Simulations [Part 2 of 2]

CALENDAR

Council for Exceptional Children
December 2-3, 2016
Toronto, ON

Introduction to Autism Spectrum
January 10, 2016
on-line

Abilities Expo
January 20-22, 2017
Toronto, ON

ATIA Conference
January 18-21, 2017, 2016
Orlando, FL

SNOW BUZZ

"Great Website!" - SHIFT @ Ryerson
 
"There were so many interesting topics that we covered.... One learns new things everyday and having feedback on the [discussion] Forums was interesting. I feel that seeing other experienced strategies, from different environments and age groups, really helped open new horizons." - SNOW Workshop Participant
 
"I think this course was really insightful - I learned a lot. I found the material presented was relevant, up to date and detailed." - SNOW Workshop Participant
 
"Very informative and helpful" - Teacher


 
Subscribe to SNOW RSS