Tag: Assessment

Padlet for Feedback and Much More in the Classroom

What is Padlet? Padlet is a versatile free online tool which can be used by teachers in a classroom setting to gather feedback from pupils as part of formative assessment. It also serves as a visually attractive tool for individuals or groups of pupils gathering ideas, and presenting them in a way which can be …

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Screencasting for Providing Pupil Feedback on Writing using a Video and Audio Screen Capture Tool

Often, when pupils undertake a piece of writing, a teacher will provide feedback to the pupil. This can take the form of face to face feedback by way of a conversation between the teacher and pupil concerned. Or it can be written comments added to the piece of work by the teacher. It may be that …

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Classroom Response Tools for Assessment for Learning

There are many tools now available specifically to help gather feedback from all pupils in a class – sometimes called classroom response systems, class voting tools or clickers. These let teachers get a quick response at the beginning, during or end of a teaching session. This way the teacher has a wider overview of the undertsanding …

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Primary Games for Learning Gains

Primary Games Arena is a site aimed specifically at pupils in primary schools and comprises free online games for all ages and stages, as well as all areas of the curriculum. There is a huge selection of high-quality games which have been identified to individually address the needs of the curriculum first and foremost to address the learning required for …

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Adding deeper understanding, fun and choice to classroom project tasks with Learning Event Generator

Teachers often look for fresh ways of setting classroom tasks for pupils to demonstrate their learning. That is, to be able to show that they have understood what they have been learning by presenting or applying that information in a different form to the way in which it may have been taught or learned. This …

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Create Your Own Listening Comprehension Quiz with Video

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool where your pupils could view a video you’ve found online, and then answer comprehension questions on what they’ve just seen and heard? It would be great, too,  if that tool could have a transcript of the text. And feedback  to the pupil and to the pupil’s teacher …

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Breaking News – literacy activities for the classroom on stories making the news

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/ Breaking News English is a site by Sean Banville aimed at teachers looking for activities for learners of English in the context of stories making the headlines in the media.  This contains Lesson Plans & Podcasts for combining studying Current Events and News while also learning English. Keep up with the news and learn English – …

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Handling the Information – Databases in the Primary Classroom

Handling the Information – using Databases in the Primary Classroom.  In this information age being able to use a database is an essential skill.  Databases are all around us and being able to use them effectively is seen as an essential skill for pupils.  The task for the teacher is finding age-appropriate databases  and contexts which will appeal to …

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Hear! Hear! Tools for Creating and Editing Audio Recordings in the Classroom

So you want to make an audio recording? Here are some free tools to help you do that in the classroom. Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ – Audacity is free software to download which lets users record and edit audio in order to create mp3 files for use on websites, blogs, podcasts or anywhere online. Audacity is a free, …

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Lingro – add to any website for interactive dictionary and word games

Lingro – http://lingro.com/ – if you want to use a website with pupils but think that pupils would be helped by having an on-hand interactive dictionary then consider using Lingro.  Just copy the website address of the website you wish to suggest to your pupils (e.g. www.bbc.co.uk) and paste into the textbox on the Lingro site.  Now when you …

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