Monthly Archives October 2018

Blended learning

Another great free course from Futurelearn. This time a great opportunity for our tutors to take on a 5 week course on using blended learning in the classroom. Explore blended learning methods This course is designed to help anyone teaching or supporting learning in the vocational education and training (VET) sector understand the benefits of blended learning and how to use technology effectively to support learners. Supported by a group of ‘digital champions’, you will connect with teaching and training professionals who understand the practical challenges of using blended learning. You will be aware of the importance of being able
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How to spell plurals

LESSON: 10min Interactive online module Includes 3 different spelling quizzes. This unit is designed to help you spot when and how to change a word to indicate it is a plural and not a singular.
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Bias

VIDEO: 8 minute animated video Bias is present in many types of writing. This video looks at ways of spotting biased viewpoints in a document.
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BODMAS

VIDEO: 3 minute digital animation Bodmas (also sometimes called Bidmas) is a core maths tool. This handy mnemonic helps you to remember the correct order to use when working through sums. Brackets, Orders (or other or indices), Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction.
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Number estimation

VIDEO : 3 minute digital animation Number estimation is a core maths skill. This technique is incredibly important for checking your work and is invaluable in completing exams and not losing easy marks.
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Visual estimation

VIDEO : 3 minute digital animation – requires audio How and when to use visual estimation. Visual estimation is all about making judgements and calculations based on what you can see or observe. This is a very useful skill for many jobs.
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You’re Hired!

Ways2Work have put together a great programme of talks and an Apprenticeship jobs fair: Wednesday 24th October The Galleries Broadmead. In the morning to help everyone who books to have the best possible chance of getting a positive result in the afternoon.  And, we will provide a lunch for everyone who books and comes to the morning sessions.  The morning runs from 10-12. Don’t forget also, that the Apprenticeship Jobs Fair starts at 1.00.  Everyone is welcome (but better chances will result from coming to the morning sessions beforehand!!!).  
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Reading an article – radicalisation

This is a unit to talk learners through a news article about an attack on mosque. The aim is to look at more advanced terminology and understand the words and their context. Link to unit INCLUDES Link to written article Discussion points around article Multi part quiz 10mins
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Their and there

A short module to explain the difference between the words “there” and “their”. Link to interactive unit Duration 15mins INCLUDES 3 match the word quiz pages
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