Second, we are still developing the use of @dataeducators excellent Exam Feedback Tool investigating the within question and inter-class variations in assessment. Identifying areas for re-teaching, to address misunderstanding or address learning blind spots and opportunities for teacher collaboration. Why don’t you join us? I say us, that is, Paul Kearley (Curriculum Leader for Science at The Wellington Academy) and I, at our sessions at #TLT15 in October.
Meet Snipping tools big brother Snip (a pretty slick BETA release). I am a daily user of the Snipping Tool, the scissors lasso thing for quick rectangular (and free-form snips which I have never used), window and full screen captures or snips with handy after-snip highlighter and draw tools. Capture a section / scrub a bit of highlighter on to show what the issue is and then ask X Y or .... Read more and bookmark.
I am not rushing to the defence of the exam boards, the perennial “results day” articles* rarely fail to direct some meagre attack or critique towards them. This year, the exam boards have put forward their own infomercials, here and here, to reassurance their various audiences. Furthermore, this year the spectre of yet more reform looms as Nick Gibb’s criticisms .... Read more and bookmark.
If you are a Curriculum Leader and have not yet seen the proposed Assessment Objectives (AOs) for your subject, then I recommend you do so. These AOs should act as the signpost rudder for your new KS3 curriculum, to ready pupils for the new GCSEs in 2016. art and design computer science citizenship studies dance drama food preparation and nutrition music physical education These are AOs that .... Read more and bookmark.
The backstory – our children, Harry (6) and Freya (4) both enjoy being in charge of the tv remote. TV has become very much on demand viewing with both children preferring to watch their recorded shows (series link offers hours of viewing) or their preferred channels. Now we have a “smart” tv connected to our wifi, the custodian of the tv remote has become self-appointed ruler .... Read more and bookmark.