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21
May
0

How to use the EzyEducation platform

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This video is designed for teachers, to help you navigate through the EzyEducation platform. It includes our lecture videos, assessments, feedback and reporting tools.

The video will guide you through all the features, no matter which of our subject platforms you are interested in, or currently using.

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14
May
0

Improvements to our Gradebook download

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Our reporting options are at the very heart of EzyEducation. We unashamedly promote our view that schools get the most value out of a digital platform like ours by ensuring that teachers direct, monitor and react to student activity. Central to this is the ability to easily view and interpret student activity data. We are constantly developing our reporting options to support this aim.

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04
May
0

Financial Markets Upgrade - Perfect Revision Boost ahead of Exams!

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Here at EzyEducation we aspire to the highest standards and one part of the journey for us has been the improvements that we have made in improving the quality and nature of the course lecture videos. No longer are our presenters “trapped” in a box and reacting to what is on the screen, instead the presenters are actively engaged in the content to provide a more interactive student learning experience.

One of the content areas where we thought the introduction of this new video format would add the most value to our existing course is the Financial Markets Section (Macro - Module 7). The content within this section draws upon a wide-range of content areas from all sections of the economics course and introduces lots of unfamiliar and complex terminology and concepts for students to manage. Therefore, we felt that this was the perfect module to upgrade and perfectly complements the nine financial market assessments that we recently upgraded over the Christmas holidays.

The new module structure will see an increase in the 13 lecture videos currently in the module to 29. Follow the link below to view a breakdown of the upcoming changes to this module and the new content that we will be releasing:

Macro Module 7 - Financial Markets New Structure

These changes will be implemented on the morning of Tuesday 8th May and therefore there may be disruption when trying to access the videos in this module over that period.

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24
Apr
0

How can a student make any learning progress without a worked answer?

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We are evangelical about feedback. Without it, the only purpose of an assessment exercise is to test the level of learning that is transferring from class activities and to provide a mark book entry. No wonder all but the most capable students get frustrated with archaic digital services.

Students need an explanation to improve and the difference in terms of learning progress achieved by a service that provides no feedback and a service that allows students to interact with a full explanation that incorporates a worked answer will be enormous.

This will help students to improve their performance. This will inspire them. Humans like to succeed and if they do they will come back for more. If they continuously fail, they won’t want to come back for more and will become reluctant learners. Why would anyone want to do anything if they keep getting questions wrong and aren’t provided with any immediate way of improving?

Let’s look at a basic geometry question and think about how much detailed feedback might help.

 

 

NO FEEDBACK

 Incorrect - try again!

OR

DETAILED FEEDBACK 

Incorrect – watch the video feedback (worked answer) before you attempt the next question.

Audio Transcript

In this question, we are asked simply to find the missing length. We are given the lengths of two of the sides and can, therefore, use Pythagoras to work out the final side length. Let’s have a look at what we have been asked to work out here. So, the missing length is the side opposite that right angle that is called the Hypotenuse. Pythagoras theorem states that the two squares of the two shorter sides add up to make up the area of the square of the length of the longest side the Hypotenuse. So, let’s take the two short sides and square them to find the area. So we are going to do 21 squared and 20 squared which gives me 441 and 400. Now because they make the area of the hypotenuse I am going to add these two values together to get 841. That’s the area of the Hypotenuse. We need to know the side length so the final thing we have to do is to square root the answer. Remember this 3-stage process of squaring, adding or subtracting and then square rooting at the end. So, the square root of 841 is 29. There is your answer.

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EzyEducation provides this level of feedback after every question. 

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18
Apr
0

Early signs of EzyScience success at Darwen Vale High School

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Many digital services proclaim their success by highlighting that the most active students have achieved the best results (hardly surprising as the ’best’ students are surely likely to be the most active users of a service) or that a school’s GCSE grades had improved the year after adopting a service without any detail regarding the level of usage or how the impacts of other independent variables were managed.


While statements like this are eye-catching, how indicative are they of the value added by using a particular digital service?

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