Archive for February, 2010

For a long time now various people and institutions have been suggesting that computer games stop kids from learning effectively. Explanations suggested – often assumed – include brain damage, reduction of ability to engage with other people, delay in development of social skills. More recently it has been suggested by Susan Greenfield (blogs covering some of the […]

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It amazes me sometimes. Both of my Year 10 groups have their next pair of (AQA) module exams on Wednesday next week. Both had homework set to produce evidence of revision (a long list of suggestions was made available) so I knew they were doing something. Both groups walked in to their lesson today and […]

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I like the Cornell note-taking system (at Wikipedia and at Lifehacker) but I have to admit that I’ve not found it very useful for most of my students. I’d love to believe that the average fourteen year old could make and organise notes, but the evidence so far is against it. I’m planning to try it […]

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Previous posts and a dedicated page cover some revision ideas. Today I – for what feels like the hundredth time – spoke to a class about planning their revision to make sure it is time well spent. It would be lovely to think all students stared revision early, covered every item several times, and then […]

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