This is for those individuals who need to annotate their work cited lists for stuff on my website.
I've been teaching physics at Albemarle High School, in Virginia, since 1986. I enjoy my job so much that I don't look at it as work, it's a passion. I like learning new applications of physics concepts. I enjoy the challenge in presenting the pictures and concepts in my head to others. I love demonstrations where the students are the presenters and analyzers. The demonstrations with counter intuitive actions are my favorite. I can never get enough hands-on activities. I teach in a style is a mix between modeling and some more traditional approaches.
I see the web as a way to extend learning, fill in for loss time and provide a learning experience that is a great accompaniment to hands-on learning. Nearly everything on this website was created by me. I am the author, artist, designer, programmer, and publisher. The only exception is the chapter on, "A Further Understanding of Gravity" by Andy Jackson and posted with his permission. Currently, I'm developing new teaching techniques and adapting older techniques that utilize Google Docs as a collaboration tool among the students. I'm working on podcasts and vidcasts on YouTube to explain some of the more difficult concepts or math for my students. ( Click here for my stuff on YouTube) I'm humbled that my videos have combined for over 200 000 views. The more I learn the more I want to do.
On average I work about 3.5 hours a day outside of contract hours on school work. (I work when everyone is doing homework or after they go to sleep.) On weekends I average about 4 hours a day working on school work. (Yes. I really love work.) Sadly I can't always make corrections to my website when they need to be made. With all this technology I still keep daily "to do" lists and notes in a 3x5 memo book. At some point, I do look backthough my book and fix any errors on the site. It just may take some time to get to them. and yet I still add content just about eveyday.
In summer when I'm not working at one of my summer jobs, I hope to update the teacher resource section and my online physics reference. Oh yea, I also plan on spending a lot of time with my family bowling on the Wii, leveling up in "Call of Duty" or playing "Border Lands."
Many thanks to my students who help me to improve my website through their feedback.
You will not find my e-mail on this website. I HATE SPAM and get too much of it without making it easier for spammers by posting an email address on the website.
by Tony Wayne ...(If you are a teacher, please feel free to use these resources in your teaching.)