Game-based, self-directed learning is turning out to be a real inspiration for students who are behind in Maths. Christine Edge-Sayer shows how her school is using it to build a strong skills base for reluctant or challenged learners.
Marking, grading, offering feedback and assessment are commonly cited as the bane of teachers’ lives. Yet, they are necessary evils, so the key is to find intelligent ways to make it more efficient and effective. This issue’s Top Apps feature focuses on assessment—apps that offer real-time communication between teacher and class, digital and automated grading and marking tools and fun and engaging formative approaches. There is still no perfect method, but these apps are making a big difference in addressing the workload burden and increasing engagement.