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High school and Middle school Teachers Page (K12?)

 

Some Electronics should be included in a K12 curriculum.

I really don't believe electronics should be taught in kindergarten, but it was easy to fit the term "K12" on a button.  However, when I studied and later taught electronics at a technical school, I realized that much of an electronics curriculum was a straight forward application of the mathematics and physics that I was taught in High school. Namely, algebraic and trigonometric skills such as  logarithms,  vector addition, polar coordinates, and imaginary numbers were part of math curriculum.  The fundamentals of Electricity and Magnetism were taught by physics and general science teachers.  Where in a K12 curriculum my animations should be used as a way to spice up a dry lesson plan is for the teacher to determine.  Of course a teacher requires some knowledge of electronics to make good use of the animations and simulations that I supply.  It is not my purpose to teach instructors electronics.  This Web supplies or links to many free animations and simulations for teachers to use.  

 

 My physics, electronics, JavaScript, and virtual microprocessor machine code programming Virtual Learning  system are intended to help teachers transform a conventional academic science and math curriculum to internet or computer technology preparation curriculum.  All my physics animations , JavaScript simulations and Windows compiled simulations are free. 

 

Electronics in High school? 

Why I believe a brief curriculum of electronics should be included as part of a physics or mathematics High school curriculum.  The miniaturizing and encapsulation of electronic circuitry is making the traditional vocational electronics course less relevant.  We will always need electronic technicians to troubleshoot and localize failures to a discrete component such as a resistor, capacitor, inductor, transistor or a basic digital component such as a AND gate.  Thus, fewer tech schools will specialize in teaching basic electronics.  I believe that information technology or computer specialists of the future should have some knowledge of the fundamentals of the systems that they work with even if that work only consists of the replacement of  modules and analysis of computer data consisting of 1's and 0's .

 

Editorial: Calculus, who needs it?  
Figuratively speaking, 99% of the American industrial workforce does not need calculus, but will need some of the technology taught in my vocational webs.  Some teachers claim calculus teaches students to think even if it has no vocational value.  A simple geometry course is all that is needed to teach students to think and has vocational value.  My Webs provide teachers or students with ready to use resources that deserve to be part of a technical curriculum. A person who does not know calculus can still be employed as a troubleshooter of electronic circuits or systems.  A person who cannot find a fault in the majority of my virtual circuits or systems would not be able to perform the troubleshooting of similar circuits in industry. 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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