Minds on Physics Internet Modules
Version 52 of the Firefox browser was released in March of 2017. Upon releasing this version, Firefox announced
that it would no longer support NPAPI plug-ins. Unfortunately, this includes the Shockwave plug-in that Minds On Physics relies upon. This means that Minds on Physics users will either have to choose a different brower (Safari or Internet Explorer) or revert back to version 51 of Firefox or use one of the mobile apps.
Tired of Shockwave?
The Minds On Physics Internet Modules use the Shockwave plug-in. Support for Shockwave by most modern browsers is diminishing. But fear not! The Minds On Physics program has now been completely converted to a mobile app that works on iOS and Android phones and tablets, on Mac computers, and on Chromebooks. The most promising means of doing MOPs at this time may be through the use of the mobile app on an iOS device, an Android device, a Mac, or a Chromebook.
Visit the Minds On Physics the App
section of our website for more information. The Download links can be found on the Purchase page.
Teacher Accounts for 2016-17
As we transition our Minds On Physics program from a browser-based, Shockwave-reliant application to an app-based program, we are considering a variety of options that allow teachers to validate student progress. Those teachers who purchased a 2015-16 Teacher account or a 2016-17 Techer account will continue to have access to the Shockwave-based module through the 2017-18 school year. This will allow those teachers who purchased accounts to continue their code checking at no additional charge, provided that the Shockwave-based module works on their devices. We are working on other options for checking student success codes that are not reliant upon the Shockwave plug-in and that work on all devices. We will provide information regarding those options once they are available. The Minds On Physics the App section of our website has additional information about the app-based version of Minds On Physics.
Don't have an account? You can now sign up for access to the Shockwave-based teacher modules for the 2016-17 school year and the coming years (as long as you can get the Shockwave plug-in to work). Visit our Teacher Registration page to get started.