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Workbook and Answers

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

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News story and questions

"What is the best way to store family photographs?"

The task provides a link to a current news story about this topic and then asks questions that will both consolidate their knowlege and push them to find out a little more about the subject.

This is a good task to give out for homework.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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100 words

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

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Discussion statements

Students are given a number of open ended and sometimes controversial statements related to this topic. In groups, they discuss each statement in order to see if they can come up with a suitable answer.

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Create your own 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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Crossword

Students are given a crossword to solve with clues relating to key words for this topic. Answers are provided.

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Crossword clues

Students are given a completed crossword and asked to write the clues.  This task is an excellent way to help students really understand the meaning of each term. Differentiation is achieved through the complexity of the clues written. Students can swap clues and provide feedback on their clarity.

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Identify the question

Students are given the answer to a number of questions.  Their task is to identify what the original question might have been.

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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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Matching pairs

Students work in pairs to turn over two cards and matchup a keyword with a definition or example. Full instructions are given in the task sheet. Requires preparation prior to the lesson

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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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News bulletin

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

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Presentation

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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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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