Classrooms seem to come to life when the lessons include:
Maps, Pictures, Posters, Signs, Flags, Charts, Models, Banners, etc.
Motivational, Seasonal and School Spirit messages.
Teachers utilize Visual Aids to help create mental images in the minds of their students. When this happens the student Retention Rate and Learning Potential greatly increases because Visuals help reinforce the lesson. Visuals also help clarify points and create more classroom enthusiasm. "A picture is worth a thousand words" is especially true in today's Image Driven Society.
Research indicates that three days after an oral presentation students may retain approximately 10-15% of the information but when you combine LISTENING and SEEING then their retention rate goes up to over 65%. Students are more likely to retain what was taught if they experience the learning in more than one modality.
A classroom which includes attractive, colorful visuals helps provide a pleasant atmosphere and greatly increases the impact of a lesson.
Maps and models give students replicas of objects to study. Geographical and topographical maps not only provide visual support for your class, but they also provide students with an opportunity to interact with a tangible object during a largely intangible lesson. When consistently exposed to maps, students begin to internalize the geographical features associated with their study, allowing then to make connections and conceptualize ideas.
Using models in science will bring the flat images of a science textbook into a three-dimensional space. Students listening to you and also interacting with the models or maps will develop a deeper understanding of the object or concept. Large-scale models of cells, bacteria, atoms (as our solar system is displayed in the hallway below) enagage both the visual and tactile learners.
The HangUmUpEZ 'Ceiling Hook' allows teachers to utilize VISUALS quickly, easily and safely and without harming the facility or the teacher!
TEACHERS and PRINCIPALS understand the importance of using visual aids in the everyday teacher-student learning process. They also strive to have the room/school look instructional and welcoming by displaying visuals and lots of student work. HangUmUpEZ makes it safe for teachers to use Visuals to acquire the students' attention and develop their interest which in turn motivates their desire to learn.
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENTS usually have district-wide budgetary responsibility for all schools. They also recognize the problems incurred when teachers hang paper clips in the ceilings, leave glue residue from tape or hot glue on the walls or use staples or drill holes in walls. Painters will confirm that paint will not stick permanently to walls that still have glue residue and it takes them three times longer to prepare a wall (removing tape and glue residue) than it does to just roll it.
RISK MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS recognize the inherent risk of accidents when teachers climb on ladders or the closest piece of furniture. Workman's Compensation issues, and their increased premiums, are the result of employee accidents. The #1 goal of Risk Managers is not the documentation of accidents; it is the elimination of accidents.
At HangUmUpEZ our mission is to place this unique system in the hands of every teacher who has ever displayed visuals by climbing and using paper clips and string in their ceilings and tape, ticky tack or staples on walls to hold maps, posters, banners, etc.