This case study shares the experience of using AI informed flashcards (Anki App) with a mix prior attainment, all male, Key 3 English class for the past two months. When I say “wrapping up” – I mean, ‘we’ were are almost finished with our investigations and will definitely be using Anki Decks to support our next unit on Othello. I was using a “Retrieval .... Read more and bookmark.
So I spent most of the Saturday learning how to build audio into my Anki Decks. Driven by thoughts of how to best support students with English as an additional language whilst also targeting students revising / learning and re-learning / and students on the move. (Where we have earbuds / headphones, we have potential for learning. I have been really impressed by how this simple browser or app .... Read more and bookmark.
Here is a quick update and early reflections on the four mini Anki App memorisation projects. Year 11 Upgrade (1) Students had just sat their first English mock paper. On the back of that sobering experience, I closed to use just the end 10 minutes of my two Friday Upgrade lessons to demonstration an Anki Deck via the web app. Immediately, the easy and speed of the process caught the attention .... Read more and bookmark.
We are entering a two mock cycle at our school. A full revision programme is underway; assemblies, revision packs, past papers, focused tutor groups delivering literacy and numeracy sessions*, revision planning sessions, post-it note mocks (live marking), walking-talking mocks, targeted support and that is before a programme of additional revision sessions is made available to Y11 students. It .... Read more and bookmark.
I am not going to lie, home schooling a 5, 9 and 11 year old has posed it challenges. The mornings follow a school led programme, lunch almost a marker for something other than “school-directed” learning. “Free-time technology” is only available “after school” or 3pm, so we have been looking for “activities” to fill that void. After reading, .... Read more and bookmark.