As schoolchildren (and their teachers!) excitedly continue to count down the days until Christmas, festive themed activities and lesson plans are appearing in classrooms up and down the land! We’re pleased to share news of another way that you can bring a sprinkling of yuletide magic and wonder to your students, through the BBC micro:bit Christmas Challenge!
The following information comes directly from microbit.org
How could the micro:bit help Santa deliver his Christmas presents this year?
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Information gap activities: what does it take to design a successful task?
What makes an information-gap task / activity a smashing hit in class? Why do some of these activities fail miserably to engage students and are dismissed as utterly boring ?
This post focuses on what makes such a task successful in terms of motivation, interaction and language output. You can also find two jigsaw activities involving reading and speaking.
When things go wrong....
Applying personalized learning: Every learner is unique!!!
Some practical activities towards personalizing learningThere are a lot of uncertainties and many scientific discoveries every now and then overturn long established beliefs. One of the few certainties though, is that we learn in many different ways and no student is identical. Luckily, for the school I work at, Doukas, every student is regarded as a unique personality and technology is used to accommodate personalized learning to the learner's benefit.
Learning is a complex process that we have been trying to unravel for at least 4.000 years.
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