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Protected: The Feedback Loop

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Protected: The Feedback Loop

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Protected: The Remote Control Student Project

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Protected: The Remote Control Student Project

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Protected: Thoughts on Week Three

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Protected: Thoughts on Week Three

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Protected: Thoughts on Week Two

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Protected: Thoughts on Week Two

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Google Calendar FTW

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Google Calendar FTW

Some say that the college provides everything a student needs – I agree however I feel that there are ways that the tutor can assist the learners in their organisation and well being, adding something to the policies and run of the mill cannot provide. Since I am teaching the ‘new’ Pearson BTEC Level 1…

Protected: Thoughts on Week One

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Protected: Thoughts on Week One

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Three Teams: Three websites.

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Three Teams: Three websites.

First week back: a task to get students into the swing of things! First job: teamwork and website build via prioritisation tasks. The names of the ‘businesses’ were inspired by a visit to logopond. I contacted the designer of the Flying Pig Cafe logo on there to see if we can use his logo… it’s…

Action Research: Learner Engagement Intervention

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Action Research: Learner Engagement Intervention

The +XP Generator Gamification: Learner Engagement Intervention Abstract This report explores the relationship between level one students with various learning difficulties and a ‘gamification’ based rewards system that awards XP (experience points) for effort. The system is also designed to be exclusively positive for learners allowing them to make an attempt at an answer and still…

+XP Generator

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+XP Generator

Positivity in learning is often the most important part of a student’s day. This method, when used correctly, is solely positive. Learners become more engaged, take more notes, are more willing to do presentations and generally are more timely when there are points at stake! Gamification in learning has been around since the first lessons…

Training schemes

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Training schemes

Through years of training myself, I have gained considerable knowledge of the design software we all know and love, the Adobe Creative suite. As a qualified teacher (through a PGCE), I can provide a structured, targeted training for staff of all levels of competence. Using Adobe software to create graphics for your marketing — websites,…

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