MCQ

There is more to MCQs than you think

I have been growing more interested in Multiple-choice Questions or (MCQs). It started off as a QuickKey interest but it has become much more than that. If I thought I might be a edugeek, this pretty much confirms it. An unhealthy interest in assessment and MCQs is unlikely to make me a highly sought after dinner guest. Reassuringly, I am not the only MCQ enthusiast. Exams watchdog Ofqual .... Read more and bookmark.

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#TLT14

Okay, a very short post. It is late. It has been a busy week and I have just finished my #TLT14 Questions presentation. It is not polished, but it is packed with question ideas for colleagues to experiment with. Heading close to 100 way to questions and quiz students, I am pretty pleased with this piece of work. Grab a copy here. .... Read more and bookmark.

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Re-drafting is getting it done right

  I am still stuck in an assessment rut. Stuck and content to be thinking about assessment. I wrote this post a good three weeks ago and trying to sign off this thinking behind it. Expecting students to “draft” their work and “submit a final copy” is preparing students for the real world. If it is not your best work, then its note ready to be submitted. Allowing .... Read more and bookmark.

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Biscuit

Student may not have access to a dictionary in every lesson, they almost always have access to their phones. Try Biscuit for both a dictionary and vocab trainer. “Crumbs! A dictionary and vocab trainer in one app. Useful.” Get definitions. Create your own vocabulary list and get vocab/word reminders or notifications. Think impromptu flashcards. Apparently you can also .... Read more and bookmark.

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Knowing that you don’t know something

Each exam boards provides a variety of exams analysis tools that help teachers identify the questions / topics / skills in which students excelled/fell short in.  These tools also provide valuable comparative information on the performance of your students / classes / cohorts on individual questions when compared to AQA/Edexcel/OCR/WJEC national averages. Unfortunately, much like an .... Read more and bookmark.