Computer Technology for Chemical Educators
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This book is a collection of tutorials for a number of software programs that I find useful for teaching chemistry. The idea for this book came from teaching a graduate level course, titled "Computers in Chemical Education". Its purpose was to increase the level of computer literacy of chemistry graduate students, as well as preservice (or inservice) high school chemistry teachers. The choice of topics covers several major areas: the web, office productivity programs, drawing chemistry structures and equipment, mapping tools, and programming tools. There is of course a lot of other material that could have made it into this book, but in order to keep it to a reasonable size, I chose only a few representative programs and techniques. Each tutorial is designed to offer insights into how one can use technology in teaching chemistry. These are not comprehensive tutorials for the software covered. Whenever appropriate, I provided links to places on the Internet where more detailed information can be found.