Copyright misconceptions

copyright distortSometimes kids get hold of the wrong end of the stick en masse. A great example is copyrightthe right to copy. A quick sampling of students’ peer feedback statements reveals that approx. 50% of statements that mention copyright see it as some kind of a crime. Here’s a quick sampler of the 20+ most recent examples:

  1. It is copying someones work and is illegal and this is called copyright.
  2. Because copyright is an act of Continue reading

Are passwords necessary?

harringtonI got a thought-provoking email this morning from Michael Harrington at Batley Business & Enterprise College. In the context of the undeniable inconvenience of logins and passwords, Michael pointed out

A boy logging in and doing someone else’s work is making far more progress than sat complaining he cannot login!

Equally undeniable.

In the past, I have Continue reading

The new ‘flow’ test template helps students to think through each question more carefully

If your students tend to act before they think, you will love the way we have just upgraded the very core of Yacapaca. The quiz template now has ‘flow state’ management.

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The problem:

Instead of thinking the question through, weaker students, especially, click on the Continue reading

Now you can see the question feedback statements your students are writing

I am sure you have already noticed the “write a feedback statement” pages that we salt through quizzes now. We ask students to write feedback statements and then vote for the best ones. Until now, you have only been able to see the few statements that I have published here in the blog. Now, you get a complete log.

Feedback log

Access the log via More -> Feedback statement log

It is really interesting to Continue reading