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Visual Hexagons
All you #hexagon lovers out there using Google apps will enjoy the ability to create drag and drop visual hexagons within google draw or google slides. Here's a 2 minute video to show you how from +JKeet - Teacher Tech Tips Here's an example of how I've use...

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What might be happening here...?
I like to use this as connect the learning activity with Year 7 students.  It is Peter Bruegel's painting from 1562 called the "Triumph of Death".  Even though we're a few hundred years out in terms of the first outbreak of plague in Britain the scene conju...

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Scale of Challenge in Source work
There is a definite hierarchy of skills, thought processes and mechanisms to working with historical sources.  Without getting into a debate about how GCSE courses force or feed a particular type of experience of sources for our students I thought I would p...

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Avoid being a eunuch of language
Some (hopefully useful) links on communication, literacy, writing, reading, academic language in the context of the classroom etc. Broader Ideas: How do you get students to write like an expert, when you’re not a “writing” teacher?   Here are some tips Enco...

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Ed guide to teaching the Giver (not that you need it +Martin Said​ ) +Darren Mead​

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Public Exhibition day on Saturday 27th June 2014 brought the whole community onto campus to immerse themselves in the student's projects and learning. #pblworld   #pbl  

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Confident?
Can't remember where this came from but it is a way to understand how confident students are in their knowledge of some key ideas.  It's a simple tick quiz.   Here's a version on Hitler's consolidation of power. You can use it in a variety of ways - 1) ask ...

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Planning learning around concepts
Talking with Darren this week about planning learning around the threshold concepts which unlock further learning in Science has been interesting.  These have been comprehensively mapped here  so teachers can visualise the relationship between concepts used...

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