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Theory Notes Task

A lesson starter activity. A volunteer (either a student or class teacher) is given a slip of paper so they know 'what they are'. The rest of the class can ask up to a maximum of 10 questions to guess what they are. The volunteer can only answer 'yes' or 'no'

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Exam style 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 piece of homework and 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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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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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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100 words

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

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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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Discussion statements

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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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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Key terms

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

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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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News story research task

This worksheet asks students to research recent news stories about this topic that have been reported on in the news.

Students are asked to read at least two current news stories, answer a set of questions and then report their findings back to the class.

A useful task ensure that students gain an understanding of the use of ICT in a real life context

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Podcast

Students are given instructions about creating a revision podcast based on this topic

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You are the teacher

Students work in small groups to prepare a lesson on this topic. They are provided with information and tips about the tasks they need to prepare.

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