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Retrieval practice with Socrative

This video demonstrates how low stakes retrieval practice can be supported by the use of an online quizzing tool.

In this video, Kate, a physics teacher at Godolphin & Latymer school (secondary), shares why she uses low stakes retrieval practice at the start of her lessons and how an online quizzing tool has supported the approach.

In classroom footage, you’ll see how Kate and her pupils have established a habit around retrieval practice. You’ll see how Kate administers the quiz and uses it to revisit core knowledge and to check understanding ahead of new learning. In her interview, Kate describes the useful and actionable data she now has at her fingertips to help her plan and respond to pupils’ learning.

The tool used by Kate is:

  • Socrative – An online quizzing app available across Apple and Android devices

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

If you choose to focus on this case study as part of this week’s learning, you can share any initial reflections and questions with the course community in the comments space below.
  • How might any of these approaches be applied in your own context to solve a challenge you’ve identified?
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