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Top Tip - How to set and manage homework

Blog post banner activities make an excellent homework task; many games automatically adapt their questions to meet the students' needs, whilst instant feedback and the inclusion of leader boards stimulate students to achieve more. In this video, you'll learn how to set a piece of homework for a group of students to complete, adding certain homework expectations along the way. You'll also learn how to mark off homework manually, accounting for students with valid excuses for why it may not have been completed.   Loading the player... Photo used under Creative Commons licence. Original image cropped :

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Top Tip - How to manage pupil groups

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Teachers are always working with different groups of children; perhaps they're extending the more able, or working with target childen who find a particular concept hard. By creating groups in Studyzone, you can easily allocate tasks to specific children very quickly. I use this all the time, either to set homework for different ability groups, or set early work tasks for specific children who found a concept difficult in a previous lesson. In this video, you'll learn how to create groups and allocate students to a group.   Loading the player... Once you've mastered this, check out the top tip guide to managing homework, to find out how to put your pupil groups to work!

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