How much time do you waste looking for where you last marked a book? If you are doing work sampling, how can you quickly get a feel for how often books are marked?
This is a genius idea that my colleagues came up with: simply wrap a sticker around the page.
Our stickers are a picture of a page with a tick. Some classes stick their stickers in as part of their self-assessment before the teacher marks their book.
So quick, so simple … I’m so lucky to work with such inspirational teachers!
Sometimes you don’t get to a suitable point in a topic for a specific homework task, sometimes you want pupils to reflect on their understanding and sometimes the printer/copier breaks. What should you do?
I get pupils to think about the work they’ve done and write two or three questions on a topic they’ve struggled with. They then answer their questions. Next they think about any misconceptions and write wrong answers. They then write an answer with a numerical error. So each question has one correct answer and three wrong answers.
They have had to review and reflect on their personal learning and then apply it to a question.
The teacher gets an idea of what the class as a whole understands and what misconceptions exist.
Follow Up Task
The teacher can type up the ‘best’ questions into a PowerPoint presentation to use as a multiple choice quiz activity. A class written resource is always fun to use.
For those of you lucky to have an interactive handset system, you have a ready made, personalised, multiple choice topic quiz.
A quick post today: one of my new gadgets for the new timetable.
Self assessment stamper
I came across these free self assessment resources via Pinterest.
The Treasure Box
There are two themes: Self assessment and Traffic Lights.
There are posters and sets of flags to download for each theme. They are bright and eye-catching.
The posters alone could be a useful display tool. I’m already planning ahead for the next academic year!
The website also sells other teaching resources, such as stampers.