Fred Marton

Department of Physical Sciences

Bergen Community College

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

PANNING FOR "GOLD": HELPING STUDENTS EVALUATE WEB PAGES FOR CLASS USE part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2024:Program:Teaching Demos:Tuesday
It is not unusual for students to search the web for sources to use for their classes. It is also not unusual for some of those sources to be unacceptable for a variety of reasons. To help students recognize which ...

Paperless earthquake location part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2023:Program:Share-a-thon:Tuesday
Students are typically taught to locate earthquakes by deriving epicentral distances from S-P times. This activity replaces printed seismograms and travel time curves with Google Sheets/PowerPoint slides that they ...

Essays (2)

Introductory Geology at Bergen Community College part of Introductory Courses:Virtual Workshop 2014:Essay Collection
Fred Marton, Department of Physical Sciences, Bergen Community College PHY-113 Geology is a general-education course at Bergen Community College. As BCC does not have a geology or Earth sciences major, nor even an ...

In-Class Group Exercises in Introductory Geology part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges:Essays
One of the key challenges that I face in my introductory geology class is trying to show students who are not necessarily interested in science (and who sometimes do not have a good background in science and math) that the basic concepts we are trying to learn about are not overly complicated or specialized. To address this, I have used in-class group exercises and worksheets to introduce many topics. I want the students to use these exercises as a way of teaching themselves and therefore they are not asked to answer questions on topics that we have already spent time on (unless they have actually done the assigned reading). Instead, I present simplified scenarios or analogies that they can figure out by themselves and then I go on to explain and we explore how they are analogous to the topic of interest.

Conference Presentations (2)

The Loooong Walk: Revisiting a First Day Gallery Walk on the Last Day of Class part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
Last year, I presented a first day ice-breaker activity for my intro courses, a gallery walk to get students to start thinking about science and science education by answering the questions "Why take this ...

First Day "Nice"-Breaker: Using a Gallery Walk to Get Students to Start Thinking About Science part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
The first day of class is a chance for me to review the syllabus, course expectations, and introduce the students to the subject material and myself. It's also an opportunity to engage the class in a broad ...

Other Contributions (4)

PHY-113 Geology at Bergen Community College part of Math You Need:Implementations
This page is designed to provide a guide to a planned implementation of The Math You Need, When You Need It. It will change as the implementation proceeds at this institution. Please check back regularly for ...


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114 activities reviewed

Workshop Participant (65 workshops)

EER 2020 Course Design
July 2020
EER 2020 Implementing Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Classroom
July 2020
Google Earth for Onsite and Distance Education (GEODE)
July 2018

Webinar Participant (6 webinars)