Week.2 in my class- KS4- the one interrupted by mobile texts…

Year 11 continued with their flooding coursework based on the Asian Tsunami, or is it controlled assessment?

In year 10 we continued with coasts, as a starter activity I converted some definitions into text speak, pasted and annotated them into PowerPoint, added a message tone and asked students to provide the correction terminology. I thought it was simple and effective.

I landscaped the presentation because it looks more effective on the IWB- it does work- honest!

We then went on to look at the formation of wave cut platforms, using the Angel Cake idea, we used Walnut Cake though, you’ll be happy to know there weren’t any students with nut allergies.

We then followed this up with a more adult, and dull, description, then students constructed their own diagrams.

The following lesson we considered weathering processes, we used Durdle Door as an example, again I utilised some of the clips from Dan Raven Ellison’s Learning Through Windows videos , including the impressive animation of the arch formation. I then asked students to annotate a sketch of the feature, using their knowledge of the erosion and weathering processes. I produced a support sheet to support this activity.

We finished by watching at a news story about a young man jumping from the top of the Door, it gave us an opportunity to discuss headland and bays conditions, and how strange people can be…

I’ve updated these resources under my CCEA coasts page.

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  1. Alan Parkinson
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Hi Tony
    Thanks for sharing the lesson sequence and resources. I used to use the same Durdle Door clips…
    I approve of the switch to Walnut cake !

  2. David Rogers
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Nice work Tony. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Tony_Cassidy
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Love those clips, his best work for use in the classroom.

    I would love to see a site collecting all the little clips we all have stored away in our external hardrives.

    Under creative commons, it would make a great resource for students to use in producing videos- without the copyright issues.

  4. David Rogers
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Used Victoria Sponge today as it was on offer – great as I used my tongue to simulate the corrasion 😉

  5. Tony_Cassidy
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Mmm, my students expected there to be left over cake the next day- are they mad?

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