by Michelle Baragar | Jan 26, 2021 | GSuite
Keeping students engaged in online learning can be challenging. The Google Meet Fatigue is real, and teachers experience it too. Online fatigue is real. Distracted students are real. Teacher frustration is real. So what do we do?!?!
Thankfully there are a few ideas and techniques teachers can bring to bear to try to spice it up and keep both ourselves and our students engaged.
The infographic presented here was built from a variety of resources, including the book Engaging Learners Through Zoom.
Click the image below to access the .pdf of ideas!!
by Michelle Baragar | Jan 25, 2021 | GSuite
Jiusion Digital Microscope
$30.99 at amazon.ca
Small, Easy to store, takes very good pictures. Adjust lights on the cord of the microscope. Takes very good photos.
The stand is not very high, nor very steady. Needs to be positioned higher (on a book for instance) in order to view and capture the images of the matter being inspected. Must hang on to microscope while taking photo.
Jiusion Digital Microscope & Stand
$39.99 at amazon.ca
Small, takes very good pictures. Stand holds the microscope steady for observation and capturing. Stand adjusts up and down with a knob, and maintains the straight angle on the matter being inspected.
The stand makes these microscopes take up additional storage space. The ring that holds the microscope in the stand makes focusing a tiny bit awkward.
Inskam Digital Microscope & Stand
$47.99 at amazon.ca
Small, takes very good pictures. Stand holds the microscope still for observation and capturing. Measurement built onto microscope stand where it cannot be lost.
The white stand reflects the lights from the microscope back into the photo. Grid is measured in 5mm by 5mm squares, with no option to change it to micrometers.
The same sweater fibre has been photographed under each microscope, for the sake of comparison. The two Jiusion microscopes (left and centre) definitely take a better quality photo.
The IMC will have a kit containing the middle microscope with the steadiest stand. These microscopes are easy to use with chromebooks, so science teachers interested in booking a class set of digital microscopes will have that option. The two jiusion microscopes are very similar in their images, however, the one with the flimsy stand is likely to frustrate some students.
If schools are interested in purchasing digital microscopes and wish to test the three demonstration models out, contact Michelle and she will send you the three to test out and inspect.