Science 07/04/2020

Effective distance learning for Key Stage 4 Science

By MY GCSE SCIENCE

Attempting to replicate the classroom with video conferencing tools just doesn’t work with 30 exuberant teenagers! It’s stressful for teachers, confusing for students and disruptive for parents. Our platform provides a simpler, yet more effective solution.

Distance learning is very different to classroom teaching. Attempting to replicate the classroom with video conferencing tools just doesn’t work with 30 exuberant teenagers! It’s stressful for teachers, confusing for students and disruptive for parents. Similarly, feedback and marking via email is time-consuming and impractical.

The My GCSE Science distance learning platform is ideal for Key Stage 4 Science, for the following reasons:

  1. It delivers genuine learning
  2. It integrates retrieval practice and personalisation
  3. It provides automatic marking and data on student progress
  4. It’s robust, scalable and provides rapid, efficient administrative support

1. My GCSE Science high-quality, ad-free video tutorials work seamlessly on laptops, tablets and mobiles. They cover the specification precisely and comprehensively. By definition, distance learning must facilitate learning a topic from scratch. Video tutorials are ideal for this purpose. Diagrams, illustrations, graph drawing and worked examples help create a rich learning environment. A teacher voice-over adds a real-lesson feel and lends a supportive tone.

2. My GCSE Science provides multiple-choice quizzes, for retrieval practice, alongside each video. Retrieval practice is most effective when tightly integrated with tutorials – active learning, reinforced by recall. Quizzes are automatically marked and reflected in the student’s Progress Tracker. This personalised feedback on each topic provides structure and motivates the student. Long-form exam-style questions, all with mark schemes, promote deeper learning and help develop exam technique.

3. My GCSE Science comes with an intuitive and easy-to-use Teacher Dashboard, which reflects all student Progress Trackers. The dashboard provides fine-grained, objective data on student engagement and progress through the specification at the level of the individual, class and year group. It also features automatic marking. Our resources can be used with Google Classroom. Teachers can easily see if assignments have been completed and how well each student has understood the topic.

4. My GCSE Science videos boast 100% uptime 24/7. Our robust web hosting is built to withstand pre-exam spikes of 10 times normal levels. Our experienced Support Team is efficient and responsive. As soon as an order is approved, we provide personalised access to every Key Stage 4 student within hours, hassle-free.

 

Are you a Head of Science or a member of the SLT?

If so, please request a quote for Year 9 and Year 10. We will get back to you very shortly with a tailored quote and further information.

 

 

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