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Retrieval practice with Nearpod

This demonstrates how Nearpod, with its variety of questioning methods can be used alongside metacognitive principles to encourage retrieval practice.

In this video, Grace Oliver, Head of Computing at Godolphin & Latymer School (secondary), shares her use of a technology tool for retrieval practice.

Grace shares how she learned about metacognition for learning and considered, as part of a professional development qualification, how she could make use of the learning in her teaching practice. She describes how she chose this particular technology for its diverse range of question types; allowing pupils to retrieve their knowledge in a range of different ways.

The tools used by Grace are:

  • Nearpod – an interactive classroom tool
  • The research report on metacognition from the Education Endowment Foundation that Claire references can be viewed here

Whilst Grace references the use of iPads, consider what might enable you to achieve similar in your own context if you don’t currently have a 1-1 iPad scheme.

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