Folks, I've been invited by Andy Rundquist to present at the "Global Physics Department" weekly online meeting. At 9:30 PM Eastern time next Wednesday (6 June 2012), I'll be doing live quantitative demonstrations based on what I do on the first couple of days of an honors / AP physics class.
If you'd like to join in, Andy says you're totally invited. No charge or anything. Just go to Andy's blackboard site, write your name, and voila, you'll be in. (Be sure you have Java installed.)
If you've ever been to my summer institutes, these demonstrations are the ones I do on the first afternoon, showing my introduction to equilibrium and free body diagrams. I've got the computer camera set up at my demonstration table. I'll yap for about 30 minutes, then take up to 30 minutes of questions or discussion from the audience. Since I'll be in my classroom, I'll have access to most of my equipment -- feel free to make a request, and if I can set it up within a minute, I'll do the demo.
But don't expect a powerpoint presentation or a carefully rehearsed speech. Physics teaching is performance art. I'll write on the white board rather than bring up prepared slides. I'll make each measurement live, during the seminar. If something doesn't work, I'll go with it. If someone asks a crazy or difficult question, we might go off in a different direction. You'll be seeing as close to an actual class as you can get without sitting in on, well, an actual class.
Please drop by -- it would be great to "meet" some of this blog's many readers, or at least to hear your voices in my headphones. :-)