Colorado PhET’s Build An Atom – Enhanced by Articulate Storyline

Fun Interactive Quiz with Tutorial videos to partner with Colorado PhET's "Build An Atom" Fun Interactive Quiz with Tutorial videos to partner with Colorado PhET’s “Build An Atom”[/caption]

Today I finally finished a months-long project of learning Articulate Storyline sufficiently well to create an html5 product for the web. Yay! Seems like it took forever to learn Storyline. Storyline is like Microsoft Powerpoint with another layer of complexity that allows you to insert quiz questions and dynamic instructional responses based on the student’s input. I can also save this information to my Learning Management System (my school uses EDU 2.0, but I also use Moodle and I know my files work on both LMS’s).

Students first should play with the simulation “Build an Atom” at Colorado PhET’s excellent website (click the yellow image):

BuildAnAtom

The cool thing about the little quiz I made is that if students get something incorrect, they get hints, and, if a teacher wants to get the SCORM version from me, they can link it to their LMS and track student results. My students’ scores go directly into my gradebook! How cool is that! 🙂

Here is a link to the quiz:
BuildAnAtomSCORM
http://sciclassonline.com/lessons/build_an_atom/story.html

2 thoughts on “Colorado PhET’s Build An Atom – Enhanced by Articulate Storyline

    • Dear Stacey, Sorry for the late reply. Storyline allows us to embed video files. I made a video of myself working through the PhET simulations (video using Screencast.com’s SnagIt software), and simply include the video as one of the Storyline slides. I say “simply”, but quite honestly, Storyline took a while for me to learn. I’m still learning all the details of it. It has a bit of a learning curve…

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