We did not have laptops or computer networks in schools in 1968, when I started teaching physics. When classroom computers became available, followed by the internet, I greeted them as great educational tools. I developed my own website in order to provide reference material and assignments for my students. I found that online assignments were more likely than traditional ones to be completed. I also had my own system making password-protected grades available online. The parents loved it. I began giving some tests online. However, there is a downside to laptop use in class.

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I have made a few of my own videos; however, AAPT had an excellent webinar recently during which I learned about Jonathan Thomas-Palmer’s website, http://www.flippingphysics.com/, which has many useful videos that are generally better than mine.
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