Yesterday afternoon, I raced out of school at 3:55 to make it home with just enough time to make a cup of tea and rev up the PC, in preparation for ”The data debate: the use and future of data in schools – live chat.” Together with numerous edutwitterati; @CharlotteSISRA, @simonwarburton, @GiftedPheonix and @chrishildrew and a few more, and interested teachers, we discussed .... Read more and bookmark.
Even more of the progress measures… as communicated by Bill Watkin, Operational Director, SSAT. As you may or may not already know. The ‘empty boxes’ will count as zero. That is students who sat fewer than eight of the required qualifications will receive a zero is that qualification box. So in converting the grades to points, you add up the total points and then divide .... Read more and bookmark.
Today, we ran a mini trial of Exit Ticket (ET). A catalytic hot bed of learner activity and more importantly instant feedback. Feedback to the students and to the teacher. Connect with the learning in your classroom, instantly. - that is my cheesy kicker, not their polished branding. Setting up an account was straight forward, writing a quiz and connecting with students, all pretty straight .... Read more and bookmark.
Take an unloved, unnoticed space. Some colourful laminated subject key words and a can of carpet adhesive and you have a guerrilla display. Week one, first flight. Week two second flight. Week three? We are not sure if less is more. @KristianStill love the idea. Specificity would be a good one as kids can’t spell that one! — Chris Moyse (@ChrisMoyse) January 30, 2014 And Chris, you .... Read more and bookmark.
Back in October 2012 I show cased three catalytics, real time response systems, that were front and centre. This time let me share with you ExitTicket. It is a little more sophisticated than the earlier catalytic systems and of course relies on wifi, the availability of wifi connected devices and of course staff confidence. Of course, the benefits of catalytics are there for all to see. The .... Read more and bookmark.
I am not an accomplished Scientist. I am certainly not an accomplished physicist. But I can full appreciate this piece of fantastic marking and feedback. Step 1 Lesson. Students are taught the content. Step 2 Student sit the mock paper. Step 3 The mock paper is “fast marked.” By that I mean, instead of offering extensive feedback on each paper, merely apply exam marking policy. Tick .... Read more and bookmark.