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Why reinvent it?

Using comics

I've been meaning to use comicbrush ever since spotting it on Ollie's blog a while ago. Used it today with Year 7. Also put together some Leveling criteria for them. Today's class really enjoyed pulling my effort apart! Still - teaches me to prepare sooner and not on the train into work!! Great AfL though.

The mark scheme and task PPT can be found below

Stonehenge Comic Mark Scheme And TaskView SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

Have used a wide range of resources again - I love using travel guides and literature as I think the sense of place is brilliant.

Google Earth, Neogeography and Travel Books

A good return to work today. Hit Year7 with the new Stonehenge lesson based on Noel's work on the RGS site. Thought I;d combine a number if ideas including talking about neogeography (Noel) and a few tips picked up during Ollie's SAGT session.

Stonehenge – Seventh Wonder Or National DisgraceView SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

The PPT above accompanies the lesson and is also available on the department blog. The lesson sequence went something like:

Pupils used an OS map extract of Stonehenge to write down 3 features about the location. Map skills have been done away with by my department - and it was interesting to see that most of the class were able to interpret the map, without a key. I'm very glad that we have decided not to teach a 'Map Skills' unit this year!!The learning objectives were shared using the Smoke Signal API.Pupils then used the Photos and Wikipedia layers in Google Maps. As GE isn't up and running on the network yet this was a grea…