Acquiring a Teacher Account

Students can use the Legacy Version of the Minds On Physics Internet Modules without joining or subscribing to the service. Similarly, teachers can preview the modules without any form of membership. The process involves going to the Start page and clicking the For Credit Mode (recommended) or For Practice Mode buttons. If selecting the For Credit Mode, simply use Guest and 123456 as the Teacher Code and the Student ID number. This process allows visitors to use the Minds On Physics Internet Modules (MOP) as a learning tool.

If a teacher wishes to use MOP with their classes as a homework tool or a combination of homework-classwork tool, then a teacher will need to purchase a member account in order to check on the validity of student success codes. Details about the teacher side of MOP are included at the Teacher Use page. By purchasing a teacher account, a teacher will receive an official teacher code that can be entered by their students when starting MOP. Student success codes will be based upon this teacher code (and the student's ID number). The teacher account provides the teacher access to a password-protected website where student success codes can be validated. Checking student success codes is a relatively painless task that takes about 15 minutes for a unit's worth of homework for a typical class.

Teacher accounts also provide teachers with the ability to quickly preview questions within any given assignment using the Teacher Preview mode. The mode can be used to discuss specific questions with a class in advance of giving an assignment. Teacher Preview mode is also useful during short help sessions with students; it allows the teacher to quickly finding that troublesome question that the student keeps missing. Finally, the Teacher Preview mode allows a teacher to customize an assignment by removing up to two groups of questions that are in the assignment. A more complete discussion of the teacher preview mode and assignment customization can be found at the Teacher Use page.

All the above is available through our Shockwave-based Legacy version of the Minds On Physics program. We are currently in the process of developing a Teacher App the does the same thing that our browser-based Shockwave tool does. We hope to have this Teacher App available for Apple and Windows computers during the Fall of 2017. Those teachers who have purchased Teacher Accounts will be able to use the App Version in addition to the browser version. Both versions are compatible with the Legacy and App version of our student program. 

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In years past, Minds On Physics teacher accounts had to be renewed on an annual basis for $50. The annual payments made the program sustainable. Since the release of the App version of the program, we have relied mostly on App sales to support the program and we no longer require an annual renewal. As such, any teacher who purchases a teacher account during the 2015-16 or 2016-17 school year will automatically have a Teacher account for the upcoming 2017-18 school year without the annual renewal cost. It's our way of saying "Thanks for hanging in there with us as we make the Shockwave to app transition." 

If you currently do not have a Teacher Account, you are welcome to purchase one. You would be purchasing access to our browser-based, Shockwave-reliant Teacher Module. The teacher side is a Shockwave-based program that works with the same technology used for the Shockwave-based internet modules found on our website. Teachers that are interested in purchasing a Minds On Physics Internet Modules account can make a payment using PayPal's secure payment system. Payments may be made using most major credit cards or a PayPal account. To get started, simply fill out the short form below and click on the Buy Now button to complete the payment process at PayPal. Once paid for at PayPal, all sales are final and refunds are not granted. Thus, please be certain that the Shockwave version of the program works on your computer before purchasing. Information about getting the Shockwave plug-in to work in a browser is available on our updated Troubleshooting page. Once purchased you will have access to the Shockwave-based teacher version for as long as you can get Shockwave to work within the browser.

As of this writing (July, 2017), we are making an effort to develop a non-browser version of our Teacher program that works as an app on Apple and Windows computers. The app version will do everything that the Shockwave-based version does without the need for a Shockwave plug-in. While we are not making promises, we believe tht the app version will be complete during the Fall version of 2017. We will provide the app version to any teacher with a valid teacher account. The app version will be free of charge during the 2017-18 school year. Updates will be made available on this page as well as on our social media platforms.

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Your order will be quickly processed. Once processed, you will be assigned a teacher code and receive an email with instructions on how to finalize the set-up of your account and gain access to the teacher side of MOP.


Ordering by P.O.

Schools and other institutions that prefer a different manner of payment can contact The Physics Classroom with their preferred method of payment. Purchase orders are accepted via email or snail mail. Individuals that wish to pay by check can also email The Physics Classroom for ordering instructions. Include your name, your school name and the email(s) of the registering teacher(s) in order to expedite the registration process.

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Please enter MOP Teacher Account in the Subject line of the email. You will receive a prompt reply that will get your students MOP-ping within a day or two.