Are you interested in using Google Classroom? You should, once you get over the small learning curve, it's great. Super easy for you, no problem for your students, and certainly the way education is moving. I created a short walkthrough video below that outlines the process. Creating a Google Classroom 1) Go to www.google.com. 2) Click the set of 9 boxes in the top right. 3) Choose Classroom. This may not be part of the first set. If it is not, scroll down the dropdown set … [Read more...] about How to setup a Google Classroom and upload your first assignment in 3 minutes
The Dangers of Speed We see it everywhere from sports like NASCAR to video games to movies like The Fast and Furious and even on our local highways. People, especially male teenagers, have this need for speed but why do people love to go fast and what are the potential consequences? In our need it now society, people want to get things done quickly but there’s more to it than that. People don’t jump out of airplanes or participate in street races because they want to arrive at their … [Read more...] about The Dangers and Science of Speed
Eclipses occur when one celestial body is shadowed by another. On Earth, we observe two types of eclipses: solar and lunar. Solar eclipses occur when the moon passes precisely between the Sun and the Earth and all three bodies are aligned. The moon casts its shadow on the Earth and blocks the Sun from our view. Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth passes precisely between the moon and Sun, casting a shadow on the moon. Solar eclipses happen at the new moon and lunar eclipses happen at the … [Read more...] about Solar and Lunar Eclipse
If you’re reading this, odds are good that the idea of implementing the NGSS in your classroom is enough to keep you up at night. For many teachers, the task of updating their curriculum to reflect the new standards can appear extremely daunting. If you are one of these teachers, I say to you, “fret not”; with some modifications to the labs and demonstrations you already use in your classroom, you’ll master the NGSS and thoroughly impress your administration. Most current science teachers … [Read more...] about How to master the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and impress your admin
How will teaching with the 5E model help you and your students? They allow students to get hands-on and actually do things instead of just listening The 5E’s push students to apply what they’ve learned to new situations They emphasize inquiry, critical thinking, and the process of science They are scientifically backed They’re definitely not boring! Because they’re awesome! They facilitate success by scaffolding student understanding They promote learning in a … [Read more...] about Teaching with the 5E’s
It was proposed by Business Insider UK that an ugly font will force students to concentrate harder on what they’re reading compared with a font like Times New Roman. Since they will be focused more on the text, they will absorb more content and be able to recall the information more effectively. You can view the entire video below. The Process: After watching the video, I wanted to try it out in my own class. If the type of font truly mattered, I wanted to know. I found a simple reading … [Read more...] about Does font type affect student retention?