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Students read the theory notes on the mini website and then answer the questions on the task sheet.

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Practice Practice exam questions

Students are given a set of questions which are similar to those they might expect to see in their written examination. This is a useful task which will provide students with a good opportunity to gain practice on question answering technique.

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Reduce it

Students are given a section of theory. They pick out the 20 most important words. They are then asked to reduce these to the 8 they consider to be the most important.

A great task for really getting them to concentrate and think about the text in front of them.

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Construct an answer

Students are given an exam style question to answer. They are also given a set of key words to incorporate into their answer.

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Fill in the gaps

Students are given a piece of text with a number of key words removed. The key words appear in a table above the text. They need to replace the words correctly back into the text.

 

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Correct the teacher

Students are given a piece of text written by a ‘teacher’. The text contains a number of mistakes. They are asked to read the text and correct any mistakes they find.

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Tick the answers

Students are given a number of different statements relating to this topic.  They have to decide whether the statement is true or false and place a tick in the correct box.

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Agony aunt

Students are put into the role of an agony aunt who has to answer a set of letters about technology related problems.

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Key terms

Students are asked to provide a definition and example for key terms related to this topic

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100 words

Students have exactly 100 words to summarise the key points about this topic

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News bulletin

Students work in groups to prepare a news bulletin about this topic.

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Matching statements

On the left-hand side is a set of terms.  On the right-hand side is a set of statements or definitions.  Students are asked to draw a line to matchup the correct term and statement.

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Presentation task

Students can take forever to set up a presentation often wasting valuable lesson time choosing their background colours and font styles. This resource provides students with a template for this topic with the aim on them spending time on the content rather than the 'pretty stuff'.

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Create a crossword

Students are given step by step instructions about creating their own crossword which they can then give to fellow students to solve.

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Mind Map

Students are given the basic structure of a mind map for this topic. They are asked to recreate the structure on their own sheet of paper and add further detail to each of the branches.

Mind maps are a useful tool to use as a revision aid.

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QR codes

A good kinaesthetic activity. Students have to find, decode and answer questions stored in the form of QR codes

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