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BBC News - Revision techniques - the good, the OK and the useless - 8 views

  • Only two of the 10 techniques examined turned out to be really effective - testing yourself and spreading out your revision over time. "Students who can test themselves or try to retrieve material from their memory are going to learn that material better in the long run", says Prof Dunlovsky. "Start by reading the text book then make flash cards of the critical concepts and test yourself. "A century of research has shown that repeated testing works." This is because the student is more engaged and it is harder for the mind to wander.He adds: "Testing itself when you get the correct answers appears to produce a more elaborative memory trace connected with your prior knowledge, so you're building on what you know". Starting lateHowever the best strategy is to plan ahead and not do all your revision on one subject in a block before moving on to the next - a technique called "distributed practice".Prof Dunlovsky says it is the "most powerful" of all the strategies.
  • HOW THE TECHNIQUES FARED Elaborative interrogation - being able to explain a point or fact - MODERATE Self-explanation - how a problem was solved - MODERATE Summarising - writing summaries of texts - LOW Highlighting/underlining - LOW Keyword mnemonics - choosing a word to associate with information - LOW Imagery - forming mental pictures while reading or listening - LOW Re-reading - LOW Practice testing - Self-testing to check knowledge - especially using flash cards - HIGH Distributed practice - spreading out study over time - HIGH Interleaved practice - switching between different kinds of problems - MODERATE
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    Which revision techniques work and which don't according to psychological research.
Caroline Roche

What apps do what - Google Drive - 10 views

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    An open source spreadsheet allowing you to add which iPad apps are useful for teaching, and why.
Dewey 027

Mindmap creator - 6 views

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    Another good revision tool from BBC Bitesize
missadkins

How we became a school that reads | Teacher Network Blog | Guardian Professional - 5 views

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    Rooted in Reading
missadkins

Rooted in Reading - 4 views

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    Reading programme.
missadkins

Typing - Home Learning - 0 views

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    Great sites for typing practise!
Caroline Roche

The Adventures of Library Girl: Holy Bodacious Barcodes: Using QR Codes to Extend Learn... - 5 views

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    Expanding reading with QR codes - author interview, book trailer, goolge maps, etc. Great example of using QR codes in the library
Caroline Roche

Online Colleges » 40 iPad Apps That Librarians Love - 1 views

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    Excellent site with lots of ideas for IPad owners
Caroline Roche

iPads in Schools - 6 views

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    A livebinder with lots of great resources, updated frequently
Caroline Roche

28 Interesting Ways to use an iPod Touch in the Clasroom - 5 views

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    Excellent series of collaborative slides collected by Tom Barrett. Great ways to use the IPod touches
Ann Brine

3 steps to learning - 8 views

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    video on new approach to learning
Caroline Roche

Schools & Colleges - Victoria and Albert Museum - 6 views

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    An excellent site of resources for schools, including great webquests
Caroline Roche

ClassTools.net: Create interactive flash tools / games for education - 5 views

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    Excellent site for creating flash tools, interactive quizzes and books, all for free, no signup, and embed on your blog
Caroline Roche

Mind - Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits - NYTimes.com - 7 views

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    This is an excellent article about study skills and the way that the brain stores information
Caroline Roche

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program - 0 views

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    National Novel Writing Month - is November. Not too late for your pupisl to join in!
Caroline Roche

learning * ingenuity * research * policy * design * technology * delight * (+ sailing!) - 1 views

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    Stephen Heppell is a wonderfully inspiring educator. If you ar e interested in making Web 2.0 work in your classrooms, and in 'thinking outside the box', then look at thesese ideas, especially the 'Be Very Afraid' videos on Heppell TV
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