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Revisiting thinking frames

It is some years since I was introduced to a particular writing frame structure, developed by a group called the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust, supported I think by Hampshire CC and by the University of Southampton, (for details see http://www.pstt.org.uk/ext/cpd/the-thinking-frames-approach/getting-started/introducing-the-levels-mountain.html). … Continue reading

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Revision in the twenty first century classroom

Revision lessons – how to ensure that it’s the students doing the work? How to ensure they are revising effectively? And, in this century, how to involve the four C’s (collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity)? Here is an activity … Continue reading

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Bloom’s Taxonomy, SAMR, TPACK and the four C’s

Steve Wheeler (Learning with e’s) recently posted a link to a blog he wrote a couple of years ago about Bloom’s taxonomy. This got me thinking how Bloom’s pyramid linked to the different methods we use to analyse digital teaching … Continue reading

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Silent sentences and exit tickets

A less academic set, last period Friday afternoon, a lesson of helping them understand how to solve electric circuit problems – how to engage them, give them some success at the end of the lesson and even better consolidate some … Continue reading

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Collaboration within a class, and between classes, using Lino and Smartboard

I have been experimenting with lino, a free web based tool for creating and sharing notice boards. You can create an account at (linoit.com) or there is an app, but going through a browser avoids the scrolling advert. I thought … Continue reading

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System 1 and System 2 and exam technique

During the Easter break I have been reading Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman. Kahneman won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2002, this (2011) book describes how (in his view) cognitive and social psychology explains how we think and … Continue reading

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How I learned to love my Interactive White Board

Before I had an  IWB I had no idea of how useful it could be, and how it could help teaching and learning in my classroom. Learning what was possible was the key to seeing what could be useful, so … Continue reading

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