P509: Crowdsourcing assessment data: How my students taught me that a simple Lewis dot structure problem wasn’t

Author: Sheila Smith, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

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Date: 8/5/14

Time: 11:10 AM11:30 AM

Room: MAK A1117

Related Symposium: S46

A seemingly straightforward in-class review activity on Lewis dot structures morphs into a lesson in resonance, common misconceptions, crowdsourcing, and collaboration. The Lewis dot structure of nitryl fluoride, NO2F, affords an opportunity to discuss contributions to stability and connectivity. VIPEr-facilitated real-time collaboration allows side-by-side comparison of juniors vs. freshmen and students from a comprehensive university vs. students from a highly selective liberal arts institution.