My year 8 science class have just finished their unit on cells. As part of the unit, students constructed cell models. I was impressed with the level of creativity in which their models were presented. Some students even went to the effort of making cakes.
Overall the students enjoyed the task and explained to me that it really helped them visualise the different basic organelles of which cells are made … Read more
Over the last three weeks I have been experimenting with Edmodo, a social learning network which enables teachers to share content, distribute quizzes, assignments, and manage communication. While most schools have some form of online learning management system (LMS), Edmodo boasts streamlined communication with students, colleagues, and parents,
I am currently teaching science and biology at a high school in the UK and see 13 different classes from … Read more
In this post I would like to share a unit I have put together for teaching waves, sound, light and radioactivity. You can access and download the materials for this unit here.
Year level: 9
Unit Duration: 4 weeks, 20 lessons.
Questions and answers are also provided for the assessment items. Individual lesson breakdown including key questions, backup tasks and homework are detailed below.
Chronological Order of … Read more
Over the last few weeks I have been experimenting with the online software ‘Stile’ which engages students in flipped learning activities which can be easily modified for each class.This software was incredibly beneficial for my teaching to improve classroom workflow, differentiate teaching pedagogy and provide feedback to students. From my experience I have found that
Stile helps enable modern pedagogy through:
- Flipped learning
- Differentiated instruction
- Visible thinking
- Data-informed teaching
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