MORSE Code for Revision

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MORSE Code for Revision

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  2. 2. The MORSE Code for revision<br />#TMM11<br />
  3. 3. Why?<br />Many students think reading=revision.<br />Active revision methods are seen as harder but they’re also much more effective.<br />Varied tasks that involve doing something with the knowledge work much better than passive methods like reading and listening.<br />
  4. 4. The MORSE Code<br />Active revision uses some or all of these ideas:<br /><ul><li>Mnemonics
  5. 5. Organise
  6. 6. Rehearse
  7. 7. Summarise
  8. 8. Extend</li></li></ul><li>Mnemonics<br />Mental tricks and shortcuts<br />Kids love them<br />Subject-specific<br />How I Wish I Could Calculate Pi<br />Naughty Elephants Squirt Water<br />Often of limited use but provide a good link to organising a list of facts.<br />
  9. 9. Organise<br />Students should make links between facts<br />Use lists, categories or groups<br />Mind or concept maps e.g. bubbl.us or www.mindmeister.com<br />Venn diagrams to show similar/different<br />Card sorts can be used in all kinds of ways<br />
  10. 10. Energy Resources FC<br />Solar<br />Tidal<br />Hydro<br />Wave<br />Wind<br />Geothermal<br />Biomass<br />Fission<br />Oil<br />Coal<br />Gas<br />
  11. 11. AQA B1b Bubbl.us<br />
  12. 12. Rehearse/Repeat<br />Use a variety of methods to practise facts, methods and understanding<br />e.g. cover, write out, check<br />It’s the ideas not exact words that matter<br />Fill in printable blanks to test recall<br />
  13. 13. Enzymes<br />
  14. 14. Summarise/Shorten<br />Writing summaries forces kids to evaluate their notes and decide what matters.<br />Make revision cards or PowerPoint slides.<br />Many electronic versions e.g. quizlet.com<br />PowerPoints can be saved as jpegs to a mobile phone then viewed as a slideshow.<br />Define a concept in a text or tweet.<br />
  15. 15. Wave properties<br />f = frequency (Hz)<br />amplitude = height<br />Transverse/longitudinal<br />EM, mexican / sound<br />Wave Equation<br />v = f λ<br />Speed=freq. X wavelength<br />(m/s) Hz) (m)<br />EM Waves<br />transverse<br />all travel at same speed<br />c=300000000m/s<br />Heat vsEM vs nuclear<br />RMIVUXG<br />Radio<br />Microwave<br />Infrared<br />Visible<br />Ultraviolet<br />X-Ray<br />Gamma<br />Properties of EM<br />Heating<br />Alternating current<br />Ionisation (damage)<br />RMV<br />UX<br />CCIR<br />γαβ<br />
  16. 16. Extend<br />Using what they know in a new way<br />Using past/practice questions is very useful, but rather than just attempting them:<br />Write a markscheme.<br />Write explanations for your answers.<br />Produce a hints/prompts sheet.<br />Marking a teacher’s ‘wrong’ answers, with feedback in red.<br />
  17. 17. Extend creatively<br />Challenge students to come up with something different<br />If this is the answer what is the question?<br />Write a song/concrete poetry<br />Make a dance sequence (hand gestures?).<br />Create a wiki/blog post.<br />Script (and record) a podcast/video summary.<br />Speed-date, testing classmates using what they’ve produced for 2 minutes then move on.<br />
  18. 18. MORSE<br />Mnemonics – mental tricks and shortcuts<br />Organise – making links between ideas<br />Rehearse– practicing facts and methods<br />Summarise – choosing main concepts<br />Extend – using knowledge in new ways<br />Doing not reading, acting not listening<br />Effective revision is a process not a product<br />
  19. 19. Who I am<br />I teach Science and Physics full-time<br />I blog about it at Teaching Science<br />I’m on Twitter as @teachingofsci<br />teachingofscience.wordpress.com<br />

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