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Peer Assessment, final product or model

Peer Assessment, final product or model

Description: This is a simple peer assessment task that allows KS3 pupils to assess a peer's final product or model that they have produced. It prompts them to identify something that has been done well, whilst also highlighting an area to target for improvement. Objective: Encourage pupils to create a balanced, critical view when evaluating a product. By promoting the evaluation of someone else's work, they are able to look at the product objectively without bias, particularly if the product they evalaute is not that of the person they sit next to. Assessment: It can be used to inform AoL and formally documented by a teacher, or used more readily in session by a teacher who can then recall common targets for improvement, discussing with Q&A how these could be achieved. Prior Knowledge: The criteria of the project, which will have been set by the classroom teacher or discussed in the form of a specification possibly. Expectations: Pupils should begin to create a balanced, structured argument about products in general. They should use their K&U along with their experiences to identify and set appropriate targets for themselves and their peers. Hints: These can be folded, hole punched and, with some string, tied to the product. To save on labour, the kids can do this, and it creates a simple kinaesthetic element to the evaluation. Another way to do this is to print them, cut them out and glue them together. Laminate them and the pupils can then complete them with water-based markers, which can easily be wiped off. This is more time-consuming, but saves time in the lesson and saves materials in the long run

By InformingEducation

Sock Monkey Soft Toy - Full lesson by lesson scheme of work & lesson powerpoint

Sock Monkey Soft Toy - Full lesson by lesson scheme of work & lesson powerpoint

Sock Monkey Soft Toy - Full lesson by lesson scheme of work & lesson powerpointkey stage 3 project The project transforms recycled socks into sock creature - Sockies! A very cost effective yet rewarding project. The project has been thoroughly enjoyed by my year 8 pupils, each teaching rotation generating completely different and innovative ideas. The project has no boundaries and can be easily adapted to suit. I have attached a comprehensive scheme of work with lesson by lesson objectives and lesson plans, supported by an interactive PPT Have fun

By merk90

Metals

Metals

Three great resources for teaching learners metals. Includes a full lesson, with lesson plan and all resources, plenary or revision aid - Who Wants to be a Millionaire and a starter/settler card sort.Can be used as three separate resources as Metals lesson includes a full lesson plan or combined together.

By lsshales

Metals - Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Metals - Who Wants to be a Millionaire

A great revision tool or plenary to a lesson. Questions learners on metals, including details about the properties, their uses and advantages and disadvantages.A fun and interactive way of revising or ending a lesson.

By lsshales

Printing Processes Card Sort

Printing Processes Card Sort

A great lesson starter/settler or revision tool.Learners are to match the printing process description, image and product to the name of the printing process.Cards are designed to be able to be printed back to back and laminated.

By lsshales

Card Sort - Metals, Timbers and Boards and Polymers

Card Sort - Metals, Timbers and Boards and Polymers

A great lesson starter/settler or revision tool.Learners are to match the material image and product to the name of the material.Includes three card sort games - Timber and Board, Metals and Polymers.The timber and board card sort also asks learners are to also match the timber and board to the category (Hardwood, Softwood or Manufacturing Board).Cards are designed to be able to be printed back to back and laminated.

By lsshales

Forming Techniques - Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Forming Techniques - Who Wants to be a Millionaire

A great revision tool or plenary to a lesson. Questions learners on forming techniques, including details about the processes, their uses and advantages and disadvantages.A fun and interactive way of revising or ending a lesson.

By lsshales

Joining Methods - Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Joining Methods - Who Wants to be a Millionaire

A great revision tool or plenary to a lesson. Questions learners on joining techniques, including wood joints, soldering, brazing, welding, rivets, tapping and threading etc. and their uses.A fun and interactive way of revising or ending a lesson.

By lsshales

Monopoly, Pictionary, Articulate and Wheel of Fortune Revision Graphic Products

Monopoly, Pictionary, Articulate and Wheel of Fortune Revision Graphic Products

Four great revision tools to keep learners engaged while revising. Uses examination questions for past papers to support learning.Articulate: Students work in two teams. Students start by rolling the dice and moving the counter to select the colour, the colour corresponds to a card. Learners select the coloured card and describe to the group the tool, process etc. on the card. The learner who guesses the tool, process being described wins the point for their team.A great whole class activity.Monopoly: Students play the classic Monopoly game in pairs or teams working their way around the game board answering past exam questions from Edexcel and questions from the textbook. A great revision tool to keep students motivated. Card included to allow students to count up the marks scored.Wheel of Fortune: Can be used as a whole class activity or small groups or pairs. One player spins the wheel and it will land on a colour. They then collect the coloured card matching the colour on the wheel and read the question to the other player. The person with the card then attempts to answer the question on the card to gain the marks for the question. If they are unable to do so this can be passed to other player to answer.A great revision tool which is engaging and fun for the group. Idea for the Edexcel syllabus but will apply for any resistant materials group.Pictionary: Students work in teams. Students start by rolling the dice and moving the counter to select the colour, the colour corresponds to a card. Learners select the coloured card and draw for the group the tool, process etc. on the card. This can be done as a group on the whiteboard or in teams/pairs on paper. The student who guesses the tool, process being drawn wins the point for their team.A great activity for a fun lesson starter and for revision.

By lsshales

Monopoly, Pictionary, Articulate and Wheel of Fortune Revision Resistant Materials

Monopoly, Pictionary, Articulate and Wheel of Fortune Revision Resistant Materials

Four great revision tools to keep learners engaged while revising. Uses examination questions for past papers to support learning.Articulate: Students work in two teams. Students start by rolling the dice and moving the counter to select the colour, the colour corresponds to a card. Learners select the coloured card and describe to the group the tool, process etc. on the card. The learner who guesses the tool, process being described wins the point for their team.A great whole class activity.Monopoly: Students play the classic Monopoly game in pairs or teams working their way around the game board answering past exam questions from Edexcel and questions from the textbook. A great revision tool to keep students motivated. Card included to allow students to count up the marks scored.Wheel of Fortune: Can be used as a whole class activity or small groups or pairs. One player spins the wheel and it will land on a colour. They then collect the coloured card matching the colour on the wheel and read the question to the other player. The person with the card then attempts to answer the question on the card to gain the marks for the question. If they are unable to do so this can be passed to other player to answer.A great revision tool which is engaging and fun for the group. Idea for the Edexcel syllabus but will apply for any resistant materials group.Pictionary: Students work in teams. Students start by rolling the dice and moving the counter to select the colour, the colour corresponds to a card. Learners select the coloured card and draw for the group the tool, process etc. on the card. This can be done as a group on the whiteboard or in teams/pairs on paper. The student who guesses the tool, process being drawn wins the point for their team.A great activity for a fun lesson starter and for revision.

By lsshales

Simple bag step-by-step

Simple bag step-by-step

A simple bag step-by-step. The bag can be modified to suit a range of uses such as; a hand bag, laptop, phone or tablet case/ holder. A strap, zips, and other fasteners can be added.

By phorsted

Numbers 1-20

Numbers 1-20

A colouring activity to help students learn their numbers. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Could be used with my symbols pages to create giant maths equations on a wall or with students holding a number and mathematical symbol each. Print out more copies to create a number matching game. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

GCSE D&T tracking sheet

GCSE D&T tracking sheet

This resource allows you to enter the pupils name and target grade along with coursework results for each criteria, it will then calculate current %, UMS, remaining UMS to target, marks needed in exam, and marks needed in exam to a C grade.

By jbleach1

Literacy support cards for D&T

Literacy support cards for D&T

A PDF of 10 different literacy support cards for D&T. These cards can be used as individual activities, differentiation supports or as a general teaching aid. Currently laminated and packaged as a 'help yourself' resource for pupils in my workshop.

By jbleach1

CAD to CAM poster

CAD to CAM poster

Part of a series of posters featuring key information related to CAD/CAM. QR codes can be scanned to watch a video of the featured process.

By jbleach1

Break-Even Analysis Handbook + Presentation

Break-Even Analysis Handbook + Presentation

This is a handbook that I have produced includes the basic background information on break-even analysis and some exciting tasks for learner's to engage in and complete. Attached with it is a presentation that accompanies it. This should be enough material to cover 2 lessons. Ideal for GCSE students. Enjoy!

By gohar_khan

Media Studies - PHOTOSHOP SKILLS - 10+ lessons Scheme of Work - COMPLETE

Media Studies - PHOTOSHOP SKILLS - 10+ lessons Scheme of Work - COMPLETE

This is a Scheme of Work comprising of 10 specific lessons which will take students through the basics of Adobe Photoshop.Each lesson is set out as an individual Power-Point presentation with lesson objectives, success criteria mapped to AQA's latest Media Studies GCSE/A-level Specification, starter/main/plenary and extension tasks and even teachers notes to help deliver them effectively.All teachers need to do is read through the power-point before delivery and they are good to go. This really is teach-by-numbers planning.The scheme includes all required imagery for the lessons along with extra guides and tutorials, mark scheme and a symbol feedback system designed to save you time and work load when giving performance advice to students.With extension activities and extra time given to complete tasks, this scheme can be easily extended to cover anywhere from 12 up to 24, 1 hour lessons.This scheme is perfect for all students no matter the age, ability or experience.All you need is Adobe Photoshop and a computer suite.Notes: This scheme has been designed using Adobe Photoshop CS5 but is still relevant to all versions of Photoshop.An example lesson from this scheme can be downloaded for free if you want to see what you will be buying.Please message me if you need any clarification, help or guidance and I will be more than happy to help.

By harmar85

Lever Theory Worksheet KS3

Lever Theory Worksheet KS3

Two simple documents that can be printed from the PDF files and photocopied so that they can be combined to a single, double-sided WS. It uses several simple tasks that can be used to reinforce the understanding of levers and their everyday application.

By InformingEducation

CSI/STEM style investigations

CSI/STEM style investigations

A bundle of CSI and other fun STEM style investigations, including food detectives, crash testing lego cars, what do acids dissolve at a crime scene, and CSI style crash investigations

By cazzie123

Year 8 Science Lessons

Year 8 Science Lessons

Here is a selection of 8 Year 8 lessons for use with your classes - they are all on biological themes.They cover:RespirationAlcoholSmokingDrugsDigestionBacteria and Enzymes in DigestionFood and NutrientsContinuous and DiscontinuousThey can all be used as full lessons, lasting from 45 mins to over an hour.

By benmarshall939

Modern/Smart Ingredients

Modern/Smart Ingredients

All about smart and modern ingredients: To understand what smart and modern ingredients are and why they are used in food manufacture.To learn about the different types of smart and modern ingredients.To develop a design idea that uses modern ingredients.

By rebmcc

Technical drawing and CAD resources

Technical drawing and CAD resources

Technical drawing resources designed to save some £££. Useful for cover teachers needing resources for an unfamiliar subject.Can be used for the level 3 BTEC in engineering (unit 16) as it will meet most criteria. Please feel free to use resources however you wish and benefit from the excellent activities.See individual packs for more details on activities and sessions.

By stevegowans