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ET521 Introduction to OnLine & Blended Learning

As I have progressed through the MET, I have posted many of my artifacts on this Blog; however, I was lackadaisical about this in ET521, Perhaps, it was because we created a website specifically for that course, OR perhaps it was because one of the final assignments was a reflection on each project. Those reflections were done directly to my Elearning ToolBox for ET521. I took the class during the summer of 2016.

I really enjoyed this class, as it made me rethink my traditional classrooms & incorporate some blended learning. I learned about Padlet (I have used it in my classroom),  podcasts, a variety of web 2.0 tools to try, and I created a Digital Learning Experience that I used at the beginning of the year  during the 2016-2017 year.

As part of ET521, I created another Weebly site called Cooney Science that houses some of the lessons I have created as part of the BSU MET program. This page is very much a work under construction.

Last, in 521, I finally “figured out” why everyone loves Pinterest. I created a board for ET521 on Social Media in the classroom

I liked using Pinterest so much that I created these other boards relating to education…

Formative Assessments

Mindfulness in the classroom

This class helped to transform my classroom. One thing that I have discovered is that my classroom is constantly evolving as I figure out what lessons work, which lessons need tweaking, and which lessons need a complete overhaul. ET521 has helped me in the process of updating my ever-evolving curriculum.


ET 521 week 4

This week I updated my traditional Intro to Newton’s Laws unit for a “blended” classroom. Here is the link to the lesson.


Week 3 ET 521

Create a blog with one posting reflecting an on-going conversation you would like learners to have in your classroom.
Here is my “conversation” I would like learners to have…
Student one “Joe”
This week, we worked on Newton’s Laws problems and I think I have a really good handle on how to solve them. I understand that the steps to solve any force problem are:
1. Draw a free body diagram and identify all forces
2. Based on the free body diagram and the problem, determine for what I am trying to solve, 3. identify the appropriate equations to use.
I can solve problems when an object is moving horizontally, but I cannot figure out what to do when an object is falling through the air! These problems should be easier because all object fall at the acceleration due gravity (9.81 m/s/s downward), right? I am hoping that one of my classmates can help me figure out where I am going wrong!
Here is the problem that I am stumped on… It is from the worksheet we did in class today, #4).
Determine the weight, the net force, and the air resistance acting on a skydiver that has a mass of 76.0 kg if the acceleration is 2.00 m/s/s upward?
I can figure out the weight, but not the net force, isn’t it the same as the weight since it is free falling? (because it falling through air?) Here is a picture of my FBD


Thanks! Joe

Student two response

Happy to help Joe! First you are absolutely right in terms of the steps to take to solve the problem, but you are forgetting one important piece when it comes to falling object. Objects only accelerate at “g” in the ABSENCE of air resistance. This object clearly has air resistance acting on it since the acceleration is 2 m/s/s upward.

See my FBD below.


We know the mass & the acceleration, so we can find the Net Force by using Newton’s 2nd law Fnet = ma.

This next idea is really important…acceleration is upward, so the net force is also upward (because the the direction of acceleration always matches the direction of the net force).

Then we use the idea that the Fnet =  ΣF = Fair + Fgrav

Look at my picture for how I solved it.

I hope this helps! 🙂