It has been exactly 3 months since my last algebra based physics video post. I’ve been busy with conferences, videos about flipping education, and AP Physics C exam solution videos. Now I am back to the basics; Vector Addition, Vectors and Scalars. I really had fun with today’s video; there’s an escalator, I made a motorized toy car, there is even a plug for Amy Hassinger’s book (my cousin).
Generally I try to be a positive person and make my posts positive, however, during a 6 hour span last Wednesday, the Flipping Physics YouTube Videos received 13 “dislikes” from 7 different countries. To put this in perspective, during the 14 months of its prior existence, Flipping Physics had received a total of 7 “dislikes” and there haven’t been any more since last Wednesday. I will never know why this occurred and I prefer to think of it as a computer anomaly rather than vindictive individuals. However, it allows me to point out to you that one thing you can do to help me out is to “like” my videos on YouTube. The only thing it costs you is time. (You do need a YouTube account.)
But how does “liking" a video help? The way most people find my videos is via YouTube Search and YouTube uses number of “likes” when ranking their search results. So the more “likes” my videos have, the better the chances that people will view my videos and “like” them and then the better the chances that people will view my videos and “like” them and then … You get the picture.
Some very nice professors at The University of Michigan have invited me to be among nine lead presenters at their 4T Virtual Conference this May. They are actually going to give me 14 hours of training in how to webinar; how awesome is that! You won't want to miss this webinar, baby!
Yep, I make physics videos in the hope that you can learn physics. If you are a physics teacher, I am very hopeful that you will want to use them to help flip your physics class.