I often tell my pupils to picture the film in their head when they read as it usually helps them to understand better when they imagine themselves with cameras and think about where they would do a close up and where they would zoom out.
Then I came across this blog post which explains how to take that one step further to analyse and evaluate a text. Zooming in and out | David Didau: The Learning Spy
Well, we have a bonus post today. I usually post every 10 days, but I thought I’d squeeze a last one in before the end of the summer holidays.
I’m not a GCSE teacher so I can’t vouch for the quality of these podcasts, but you may find them useful.
The GCSE History Revision Podcast
The British History Podcast – this one isn’t a GCSE revision one, but it’s informative and entertaining for anyone with an interest in history. Warning: it contains explicit language, not all of which is bleeped out.
15 Minute History – this one isn’t GCSE specific either, but I enjoy listening to it. It sometimes has more of an American slant but they cover some interesting topics.
I’m not a GCSE teacher so I can’t vouch for the quality of these podcasts, but you may find them useful:
Really Good Revision Podcast
Revise GCSE Geography
I’m not a GCSE teacher, and I don’t even teach KS3 science – I love science but unfortunately it’s impossible to specialise in everything! – so I can’t vouch for the quality of any podcasts, but you may find them useful.
GCSE Science Podcast
As I said in my last post, I’m a recent convert to podcasts. I really like the fact that I can slip my phone in my pocket, plug my headphones in, and learn something new while I’m washing up or cleaning the windows! It makes the munane tasks seem a bit more bearable!
I’m not a GCSE teacher so I can’t vouch for the quality of the podcasts mentioned in this post, but you may find them useful.
GCSE Revisionpod – I really like this one. The banter between the two presenters keeps it light-hearted.
Revise GCSE English Literature
Approaching Shakespeare – this one isn’t GCSE specific, but there are some really interesting insights into Shakespeare’s plays.
Mr Bruff podcast – I know lots of people really like Mr Bruff’s website as I see it recommended quite a lot. I didn’t find this podcast as engaging as GCSE Revisionpod (above) but everyone has different tastes.