Google classroom – Vectors
It’s always tricky to decide what to do at the end of the year with AS students after their exams. This year we’re going for a bit of GCSE revision in preparation for A2 and a quick look at some of the applied options. For the review of vectors we’re using a few things from Google Apps for Education. A bit like the getting started post I’ve written my plans and what actually happened.
|The plan||The reality!|
|Notes slides with links to mymaths
|In theory this is revision and I wanted something students could get on with independently while I sorted out problems logging in. I made some slides that gave links to mymaths and then spaces which students should fill in to make a set of notes.
My maths isn’t my favourite thing but this does the job for now.
| You can’t use equation editor in slides so I should have used docs but by the time I realised this I’d already got it all looking nice and didn’t have time to change it.
Some of the students used other online resources which they liked better and I think I’d prefer to have it as something where they are either given something very specific with related questions or more general with a few suggested links.
Not all student handed in their notes as you can see but while they were working I was checking that they were doing ok and all student had got a decent set of notes.
|Example questions done collaboratively in slides
|Students are put in pairs and given a question that they need to provide hints and a model solutions for. They edit their individual slide so that once they are all done everyone has a good set of notes.||The collaborative revision notes worked well with my class. Some drew things on the slides others did it on paper or whiteboards and took pictures. Someone described it as a scrapbook which I liked. Being able to get it on their phones as well makes it a really useful revision resource.
Again not many student handed this one in so that it said they were done and I’m not quite sure whether that mattered. I need to understand handing in collaborative projects better I think. You can see a copy of the notes my class made here
End of topic assessment using forms
|Questions similar to the ones from the revision notes with multiple choice answers that then take you to either the next question or worked solutions followed by another question.||The students have been bugging us to do more kahoots so this turned into a kahoot instead as I didn’t have a lot of time to set anything up properly and Ruth volunteered to write some multiple choice questions which we could use.|
Read more about trying out google drive here