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?
Teaching with the 5E's. Click here to access the 5E bundle - https://gum.co/hUvNT A brief 13-minute session that outlines why the 5E approach makes learning and teaching so much effective. To download a complete 5E lesson, click here - http://www.teachwithfergy.com/cells-and-the-cell-theory-5e-lesson-download/ … [Read more...] about Teaching With The 5E’s
What's the best way to maintain your sanity this year? I've compiled a list of the single most important teaching tip from 39 teachers just like you so please have a look, crack a smile, and realize you're not alone. 1. File away papers as soon as I am done with them instead of stacking them for later. 2. Take deep breaths and step back for a few minutes when I feel overwhelmed and let my program assistant help more. 3. Seeing at least one positive side in every situation. 4. I am … [Read more...] about The one teaching tip to maintain your sanity this year
Here are 8 easy ways to improve your use of technology in the classroom 1. Create A Simple Class Website: Create a class website using simple and ready-to-use hosts like http://www.edmodo.com. If you are feeling up the challenge, create your own website using these free providers. • Wix - http://www.wix.com/ • Wordpress – http://www.wordpress.com • Weebly - http://www.weebly.com/ 2. Online Quizzes and Exit Cards: Easily create free online quizzes and exit tickets using the … [Read more...] about 8 Ways To Improve How You Use Technology In Your Classroom
First up, the sky isn’t blue, it’s transparent (clear or see through). The sky only looks blue because we have the Sun, we have an atmosphere and because of the way our eyes work. Earth’s atmosphere is mostly made of oxygen and nitrogen gas. As sunlight hits Earth’s atmosphere, it hits these particles and gets scattered. Earth’s atmosphere scatters violet light the most, then blue light, then green, and so on all the way to red which is scattered the least (have another look at the spectrum … [Read more...] about Why is the Sky Blue?
What is fermentation? Fermentation is a metabolic process done by microorganisms as well as human cells. It can be used to create many things including wine, bread, yogurt, and beer. In the process, microorganisms break down carbohydrates such as starch and glucose and change them into carbon dioxide, alcohol, and energy. One of the key points of fermentation is that it is an anaerobic process. That means that the entire process does not use oxygen. This is the case for each example below. If … [Read more...] about How is fermentation used to make food?