Forward-oriented design for learningQuick View

Forward-oriented design for learning

This paper concerns sustainable approaches to design for learning, emphasising the need for designs to be able to thrive outside of the protective niches of project-based innovation. It builds on the in medias res framework and more specifically on a forward-oriented approach to design for learning: one that takes a pro-active design stance with respect to each of the phases of an extended lifecycle. We draw on fieldwork notes and interview data to describe two cases that illustrate some of the key features of the approach.
070 - Teaching & Learning StrategiesQuick View

070 - Teaching & Learning Strategies

#ukedchat summary & archive ' What have been the most successful teaching é learning strategies you have ever implemented in your class?' from Thursday 3 November 2011 hosted by @eyebeams. Join #ukedchat each Thursday evening between 8-9pm to discuss the latest educational issues via twitter. See live at Information and details at
KS3 Spreadsheet fully differentiated Festival organisation taskQuick View

KS3 Spreadsheet fully differentiated Festival organisation task

A complete lesson including differentiated spreadsheet templates for students to download. The lesson focuses on students using basic formulae and also functions. Can be adapted to include more complex functions i.e. IF Statements. This lesson includes a lesson plan as this was for an observation that I did in which I received a Good with Outstanding features. For this lesson I mail merged the letter so that each student's letter was personalized and could link to the correct template so they could all access the lesson at their own level. This worked particularly well as each student was aware of the template they should be using but could also challenge themselves if they wanted to. You could make tickets and pocket money coupons to make the lesson more interactive. This is a lesson my students particularly enjoyed.
ITQ L2 Operate a PC task setQuick View

ITQ L2 Operate a PC task set

I used this with adults completing ITQ to carry out the initial steps in using an IT system (eg turning on a personal computer (PC) and using a mouse to navigate around a screen); and operate hardware and software day-to-day (eg a PC) operating systems and software that is suitable for the task in hand).
Literary Heroes Through Time Fully Resourced KS3 Scheme of WorkQuick View

Literary Heroes Through Time Fully Resourced KS3 Scheme of Work

A series of fully resourced lessons on Literary Heroes Through Time (each presented in PPT format with learning objectives and outcomes), perfect as a transition unit for the start of Year 7. A term's worth of work, with all accompanying resources included. Individual reading and writing assessment tasks also included.
The Tempest Fully Resourced KS3 SOWQuick View

The Tempest Fully Resourced KS3 SOW

A series of fully resourced lessons on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' (each presented in PPT format with learning objectives and outcomes), perfect for mid to high ability Year 7 or Year 8 students. A term's worth of work, with all accompanying resources included. Assessment task also included, focusing on close analysis of key Caliban extracts.
Year 5 Literacy: Non- chronological reportsQuick View

Year 5 Literacy: Non- chronological reports

This unit of work and PowerPoint of resources were used during our topic of 'Living Together'. After taking on the role of explorers and learning about different animals (as well as practising their use of simple, compound and complex sentences), pupils will write two non- chronological reports: the first is about the dangerous species of teachers, who prey on poor, defenceless pupils and the second (the main written outcome of the unit) is about the species of year 5 pupils.


LESSON 9-15 IN THE SERIES. This seven- lesson resource concludes the tailored 15 lesson unit which helps students engage with Section B of Component 2, AS/A2.Each contained lesson will focus on a part/parts of RAIL.This seven-lesson structure focuses on Audience, Industry and Contexts. I decided to merge both Audience and Industry for 2 reasons; Timing of content delivered before exams and because my students benefit from seeing the links between Audience and Industry e.g. The distribution of ‘The Big Issue’ by Vendors with that of Personal Companionship. The Seven lesson resource covers –STARTER: GET THE DROP ON THE EXAMINER (Assessing the students retained knowledge of Industry against that of Conde Nast (Term grid to support/ Discovery Learning). -Industry terminology e.g. Oligopoly, Horizontally Integrated, Subsidary etc. -Expectations and theoretical theorists identified (Audience and Industry) -IPC IN THE 1960’S: A VERTICALLY INTEGRATED MEDIA CONGLOMERATE CONDE NAST AND ADVANCE PUBLICATIONS -Historical and Contemporary Industrial Contexts -CONTEXTUAL CONTEXT: ECONOMIC CONTEXTS OF MAGAZINE PUBLISHING (Case Study: Cosmopolitan going solely digital and dropping of cover price v advertising -GETTING TOLD THE ANSWERS IS SO LAST TERM= Log on. I will then split the class in half. You will get either a ‘Vogue’ or a ‘The Big Issue’ worksheet.Create your own revision resource based on your text. Both sides of the class will then feedback what they have found so that you can bolster your knowledge/ resources. -Curran and Seaton Independent Task to embed theory -Ipso, self-regulation and Independent Regulation -REGULATION: A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW -CHANGES IN THE REGULATION OF THE MAGAZINE INDUSTRY -CONTEXTUAL CONTEXT: THE AIRBRUSHING DEBATE -Magazine readerships are negatively cultivated with regards to their ideologies. Discuss with regards to select pages (your choice) from either of the set texts (Discussion and written tasks). -Pro’s and Cons of going completely online -Subbing, ‘The Big Issue’ shop, Charity and Invest. -Social Consumerism -Readership -Circulation -MAGAZINE PRODUCTION AND MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION -DIGITAL CONVERGENCE IN THE MAGAZINE INDUSTRY **THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES PRINTABLE POWER POINT WORK SLIDES, A SAMS TIMED H/W QUESTION AND IN-CLASS TASKS DEPENDENT ON HAVING THE EDUQAS YEAR 1 AND 2 REVISION GUIDE FOR DISCOVERY LEARNING. ** NOTE: I am following EDUQAS Teaching Model 1 in my teaching/ SOW and my school is only providing Media Studies at A-Level, as a Two- Year Course. Moreover, each lesson has a task whereby students RAG (Red, Amber, Green) what they have learnt in the lesson against an Examiner checklist (Differentiation, peer assessment). If you liked this resource and found it useful, it would be greatly appreciated if you could feedback or rate my resource as I am constantly trying to adapt and refine my resources to improve the learning of my students. Many thanks.
Busy BooksQuick View

Busy Books

A series of task cards on a range of topics for fast finishers or for those frequent 10-15 minute gaps in a day.
Summer Study Key Stage 2Quick View

Summer Study Key Stage 2

This is a booklet aimed at key stage 2 pupils to maintain their educational development during the summer holidays. We print them as an A3 booklet and encourage our pupils to pick the tasks they would most enjoy.
The law of TortQuick View

The law of Tort

A self contained guide and tasks in textbook form on the law of Tort, ideal for post 16 students of A level or BTEC.
KS2/3 Spreadsheets Scheme of Work & Student BookletQuick View

KS2/3 Spreadsheets Scheme of Work & Student Booklet

Preview in free uploads…A fully planned and resourced scheme of work on Spreadsheet Modelling. Includes 8 x 50 minute lessons (if you have an hour, time can be built in for logging-on/saving etc.) All student files should be put onto a shared drive. Students also need printing facilities in order to produce a portfolio of evidence for marking. The unit develops students’ ability to write formulae, use functions and create charts. Generic assessment linked to the unit is also included in the student work booklet. This is perfect for any Computer Science lesson and can easily be mapped against the new KS3 programme of study. Ideally taught to year 8, it would also suit a year 7 group or a lower ability year 9 class. As always, I own everything. I was inspired by the classic Zoo Model for part of one lesson but all text, files and images are mine or free to use commercially. Feedback would be greatly appreciated - enjoy. ***** THE PASSWORD FOR THE FILE IN LESSON 4 IS louis (this is CLEARLY written in the SoW and Student Booklet though, not everyone who downloads this comprehensive resource has found this!!)
2012 Sept Ofsted Observation Criteria & OthersQuick View

2012 Sept Ofsted Observation Criteria & Others

These documents give you some information to help plan a fantastic lesson. If you are not meeting the right stuff on the grid you lesson is not good enough in ofsted speak. Some of the stuff is older and some is newer but a blend of items from all the documents should mean that everyone avoids an unsatisfactory obs. If you do all that it in the documents then should should be a little way there. I keep adding things in so please check back. I have just added a great document I got on a training course from an expert ex inspector. It has some great ideas. I just edited it a bit!
Y8 Short Story Analysis Scheme of WorkQuick View

Y8 Short Story Analysis Scheme of Work

'Scene of the Crime&' is a scheme of work aimed at getting students to learn how to analyse and look deeper. It teaches them how to judge things and discuss opinions and impressions. Useful to begin a school year with as it recaps or teaches key skills.
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Robots can be found in factories, in homes, and even in movies. But, they also help with space exploration. How are robots an important part of space exploration? This module is appropriate for video conference AND web conference. During this event, students will learn how NASA uses robotics technology to a great extent in its exploration of space. Participants will learn how NASA defines robotics, see how robotic systems are already widely used in the space program, and discover what plans there are for future robotic applications.
12 ideas to create engagement Quick View

12 ideas to create engagement

a set of generic ideas to get engagement from your class. some do require a lot of planning and some require very little. There is a template with some of the scaffolds to help with differentiation and time saving.