How To Make Blackout Notes – Perfect For Revision

While thinking about a recent blog post named 'Blackout Poetry', I thought: Why not use the technique for other areas of learning? Blackout notes are a great way to choose the most important parts of a text.  I have used them mainly as a revision exercise and my class were really engaged (they remembered the …

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How To Document A Science Investigation Using Google Keep.

Recently, my class did a science experiment, where we explored how rain falls.  In short, you put shaving foam (the cloud) on top of a cup of water and drop food colouring onto it.  When the cloud gets full, it begins to 'rain' the food colouring. Have a look at a video we took: How …

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Don’t just take notes, take ‘sketch notes’.

Usually when we ask our students to take notes, they use bullet points and text only. Sketch notes are different. They are unique because they combine writing with images and symbols.  They are very visual and are often much easier to read and far more memorable. In a recent history lesson, I taught my students …

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