Welcome to the Chemical Education Xchange (ChemEd X)! Our purpose is to deliver accessible, quality content to teachers and students at the precollege and two-year college level that will enable them to further their learning and career goals.
With ChemEd X, you will have the opportunity to commune with colleagues, share resources and experiences, and, of course, access content for learning, including activities that can be implemented in the classroom, videos that illustrate concepts and inspire critical thinking, and assessment resources especially for teachers. We even have more light-hearted forums—including a “Picks” section and a place to blog—that allow readers to let us know what they’re reading and what’s on their minds.
Although ChemEd X derives from the Journal of Chemical Education, we are a separate entity. Many of the resources you will discover here—including some software collections and videos—come from the online presence of the journal before it partnered with American Chemical Society Publications in 2010. More recent content focuses on topical issues, trends in the field, and current approaches to chemistry education.
ChemEd X also provides an opportunity for chemistry teachers to publish. While our partner, the Journal of Chemical Education, is highly research based, ChemEd X provides a venue for slightly less rigorous work. The site offers an opportunity to take smaller ideas and collaborate with other interested readers. We envision the possiblity of some of those collaborations and discussions leading to more research based articles that might be submitted to JCE. Visit the Contribution Guidelines to see what types of manuscripts you might send for publication.
We look forward to having you as part of our community!