This activity was inspired by the activities from the University of the First Age’s One Hundred BITES, which is a magnificent publication brimming with superb ideas which can enhance any classroom. 117 more words
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This plenary was inspired by @ASTSupportAAli’s toolkit of teaching ideas – http://cheneyagilitytoolkit.blogspot.co.uk/ – which is full of great ideas and really worth a visit. Take this link to what inspired the activity – cheneyagilitytoolkit.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/scrabble-tiles.html … One of these ideas is using the principles of Scrabble to promote and compare key words that help summarise students’ learning. 89 more words
Peter Vorderer, ICA President-Elect, U of Mannheim
The schedule for this year’s conference in Seattle is just about done: More than 2129 papers (including both individual submissions and those that were submitted as part of a panel), 28 preconferences, 3 miniplenaries, 1 interactive poster session (this year, for the first time, on Saturday afternoon), a few international research meetings, and 15 of our inaugural Blue Sky Workshops have been put together in the past few weeks by ICA headquarters with the incredible help of our 25 Interest Group and Division chairs. 374 more words
One worrying aspect any observed teacher feels is the need to ‘prove’ that pupils in the lesson have made progress.
Whether we agree with this focus on proving progress or not, it’s not bad practise to incorporate something into your lesson which does clearly demonstrate to an observer, OFSTED, you, and most importantly the pupils, that they have learnt something and have made progress during the lesson. 536 more words
Happy new year! Now that 2014 is underway, this year’s annual conference is finally in sight: In just a few short months, we’ll convene in beautiful Seattle, Washington, for what promises to be one of the largest—and hopefully best—conventions our organization has ever held. 678 more words