Week 2 learning summary

What have we learned this week?

  • Engagement with research evidence around dual coding and cognitive load theory has helped us to consider possible changes to our practice to improve the presentation of new ideas to pupils so that their working memory doesn’t become overloaded.
  • Engagement with research evidence around effective collaboration has helped us to consider possible changes to our practice.
  • Written and video case studies from schools have demonstrated how education technologies might be used to build new knowledge and understanding.


We’ve created a poster to summarise the key learning on how to present new knowledge effectively. You can download it at the bottom of the page.


Each week, we’ll provide you with a personal reflection sheet where you can document and reflect on the week’s learning (please download this below). If you wish to, you may like to take pictures to share it with your personal learning network or you may wish to reflect in more detail by writing a blog. Either way, we’d love to hear about your learning online with the hashtag #FLEducationTech.

If you’d like to extend your learning from this week, take a look at the further learning list available to download at the bottom of this page.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making this week’s learning happen: Cat Scutt, Cathy Lewin, Oliver Caviglioli, Iesha Small, Leon Cych, Andy Tharby, Adam Boxer, Jules Daulby, Claire Badger at Godolphin & Latymer School, Vic Cook and Paul Warwick from University of Cambridge and teachers Tristan Igglesden, Sarah Boggis, Debbie Chadwick, Sarah Makepeace and Catherine Davis, Lee Hulse at The West Grantham Academy: St Hugh’s, Greg Hughes at de Ferrers Academy, Julia Skinner, Alex Tomkins, Fran Stanyer, Sarah Culip, and Samantha Stokes at Greenside School, Paula Ayliffe at Mayfield Primary School, Cassey Williams at New Wave Federation, Susan Dench at The West Grantham Academy, St Hugh’s, Emma Ferris, Chris Lickfold and Eleanor Hicks at Tring School, Harmeet Sahota, Kieran Briggs, Joe Perkins and John Hurst with Apple Distinguished Schools, our course reviewers and mentors, and MASH Production.

When you’re ready, click the ‘Mark as complete’ button below and then select ‘Next’ to view what’s coming up in Week 3 of the course.

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Using Technology in Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning

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