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PhET simulations

Another useful tool that could be taken straight into the science classroom after half term is from the University of Boulder, Colorado. Through PhET simulations, they have created a set of online simulations on a wide range of scientific topics and concepts.

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Retrieval Roulette

I have just arrived home from a great cross-trust science meeting where we have been talking about strategies to help embed learning. One specific tool that came up was the Retrieval Roulette tool. I thought that these resources that I come across would make for a good category within the blog. So here is the first…

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Data Review – Leading a Department 6 (Termly)

Introduction

This is our sixth part of the #LAD blogs, looking at some key ideas, thoughts and/or systems that might be of use to a department lead. This week looks, for the first time, at a termly consideration – how to best analyse termly data, such as end of unit tests of possibly mock exams. I share some of the thoughts, ideas with planning this yearly event.

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Get The Exam Board In – Leading a Department 5 (Annual)

Introduction

This is our fifth part of the #LAD blogs, looking at some key ideas, thoughts and/or systems that might be of use to a department lead. This week looks at another annual consideration – one of the areas that once we had discovered and discussed it we make it an annual event every year, getting experts in the exam/specification into our school. I share some of the thoughts, ideas with planning this yearly event.

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Primary Transition Days – Leading a Department 4 (Annual)

Introduction

This is our fourth part of the #LAD blogs, looking at some key ideas, thoughts and/or systems that might be of use to a department lead. This week looks at another annual consideration – maybe one that you might see as the most important, your ‘recruitment’ of primary pupils (and parents). I share some of the thoughts, ideas and mistakes I have made along the way with planning this yearly event,

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