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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Boo 2

Listen!

Categories: rivers

Tried on the spot assessment again today using audioboo. This class have just completed work on the upper and middle courses of rivers, and I wanted to check their understanding. It was interesting how difficult some pupils found it to articulate their thoughts under pressure, and a sure lesson for what lies ahead in terms of assessment at Standard Grade. The same content will be required, and similar pressures of time and an unseen question will be presented to students. A worthwhile exercise for me as the teacher, and hopefully something the students can reflect on.

8 Comments:

At 3:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that everyone did really well but it shouldn't hace taken three turns for someone to talk about meanders.

Victoria

 
At 6:16 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone could have said that meanders occur where a river has worn away its banks.
Scott

 
At 3:31 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that when hydralic action should have maybe been explained better and in more detail.

Laura

 
At 4:56 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone could have said that meanders are fromed by a river not being strong enough to cutt in a straight line so instead it minouvers around its obsticles.

CallumG

 
At 6:20 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think they all done well but people would have done a bit better if they didnt get recorded
Mark b

 
At 3:31 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one said that meanders are in the middle/lower course

Cameron

 
At 8:34 am, Blogger Kenny O'Donnell said...

Some good feedback so far. I think taking 3 turns for meanders is alrightm because each response added a little to the answer which, along with some of the comments above, would hopefully help in future. Mark, I'm interested in your point about people doing better without being recorded. You're quite possibly right, but the idea was to make people think on their feet a little. Did you just feel uncomfortable with the medium? Do you think if I had asked the same question without the audience it now has people would have been more confident? I'd like you to be in a situation where you can handle unusual scenarios, just in case something unexpected comes up in the exam. I appreciate this won't be a recorded talk, but you could be asked something which initially seems different and will still have to think fast and articulate a response.Laura, what could have been done better re: hydraulic action? Keep the comments coming, this is good :)

 
At 7:08 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we when talking about meanders, we could have mentioned much more about hydrolic action wearing away the surface of the river to form a bend.

Stephanie

 

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