Higher English Revision
Although I’ve been very quiet on the blogging front of late, I’ve been very busy doing a multitude of other things. As well as implementing the new website for my school (and yes, it’s down at the moment… this is to take advantage of the holiday weekend for some essential maintenance and updates), I’ve also set up a blog service for the pupils and staff and have bitten the bullet and installed Moodle.
I completed the Open University Course Understanding E-Learning: A guide for Teachers and Learners (T186) a year or so ago (it’s not being offered at the moment), and one of the real ideas I got while studying it was to create an online revision guide for Higher English. The pupils in my Higher English class have just finished their prelims, and while they have shown sound knowledge of their texts they have also been lacking in their ability to answer the questions (ATQ)! As a result, I have now started to create a Moodle revision and Exam technique course for the pupils… and this is where (I hope) some of you come in.
I’m looking to see if there are two or three Higher English teachers who would be interested in helping create materials designed specifically to help with answering techniques for pupils. At the moment, I’ve got one quiz set up which covers some of the basic literary techniques the pupils need to know, and I have started writing a resource on Word Choice. After that, I’m planning on looking more closely at the three types of questions, Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation.
If you are interested in becoming involved in writing questions or materials for the Moodle, I’ll take care of getting them online and turned into quizzes/tests. In return, I’ll give you and your pupils access to the materials and quizzes.
At the moment, there is very little on the site, and I’m targeting Higher English in particular, but if I can get enough material, and if it proves to be worthwhile, then I intend making the course completely free and open to all Scottish Schools next year.
If you are interested in becoming involved, or want to know more, post a comment and I’ll get in touch with you asap!