25 Jun 2013

Effective revision strategies

Edssential article from @HuntingEnglish : There is a lot of cognitive science research that proves what revision strategies work best for embedding information into the long term memory – which is our goal in relation to exam success. Some of it is common sense, but other aspects...
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02 Jun 2013

Google Drive for Teachers with ‘How-to’ video links

Edssential article from @syded06: Google has tripled free storage space, across Gmail, Google+ and Drive, bringing the total to 15GB. This is a serious move by Google as it places the company at the forefront of cloud based solutions with institutions working to tight financial...
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02 Jun 2013

Six great ways to publish students work

Edssential article from @glennw98: We know that the world is moving online and that to prepare our kids for that world, we need to train them to use that world’s tools.  We know that publishing student work beyond the classroom encourages authentically engaged kids who create...
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01 Jun 2013

Slow writing: How slowing down can improve your writing

Edssential article from @learningspy : Exam season is nearly upon us and English departments across the land will be gearing up to the Herculean labour of training students to churn out essays which, they hope, will earn them the much coveted A*-C grade in English Language. The...
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01 Jun 2013

How to get students to value writing

Edssential article from @Learningspy : Sir, do we have to write in sentences? Yes, you bloody well do! Students do a lot of writing at school but, bless me, most of it’s turgid stuff. In practically every lesson they’re required to scribble stuff down in their excise books, even...
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01 Jun 2013

QR codes and documenting brilliant learning

Edssential article from @Pekabelo : One of the most powerful influences on a student’s passion for learning is how others notice their efforts. To notice what they have done; the hard work, the progress made, the energy used, the mistakes learnt. This is going to be my number one...
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31 May 2013

Making revision work

Edssential article from @davidfawcett27: Over the years I have run numerous revision sessions to GCSE groups.  I have run Easter revision sessions, after-school revision sessions, online Twitter revision hours and one to one revision intervention groups.  I have taught students...
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