Students typically come into the classroom with some base knowledge about biology, whether it is prior learning at home, in previous courses or from personal experience. Differentiating learning based on students’ previous knowledge can be a challenge in a large classroom, thus with the help of a diagnostic assessment for learning, we can cater the material to each student individually. In the past, we have typically completed quizzes on paper and it is time consuming to provide feedback. Google Form Quizzes provides the opportunity for instant feedback so that we can allocate time to do more learning rather than marking.
Students use an app called Goosechase and do a photo and/or video scavenger hunt where they obtain short clips on a topic (in this case - about careers). They can later use this footage to make a... read more
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
We are most accustomed to making observations directly with our eyes. Students therefore often find it conceptually challenging to comprehend the reasoning and logic used by scientists studying atoms... read more