Resources: Books

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You can download a selection of ORBIT resources, alongside articles on Pedagogy in practice from the OER:Books page and create your very own tailor-made ORBIT book which could be used as a Professional Development (PD) tool to consider various aspects of pedagogy, and engage with PD activities, and practical classroom exemplars of those pedagogies.

In addition, there are a number of full books available in our resources, as below.


Relevant resources


Assessment Using Assessment to Raise Achievement in Maths
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Learning goals; self & peer assessment; effecting questioning; marking and case studies
This resource explores approaches to assessment(ta) in maths, including the sharing of learning objectives(ta), group work(ta), whole class(ta) assessment, questioning(ta) and more. Four case studies serve as useful discussion prompts to share practice(ta). This .doc version of the QCA's 'Using assessment(ta) to Raise Achievement in Maths' allows schools to select parts of the document that are most relevant to them.
ICT IT in Secondary Science
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A whole book of ideas for using generic ICT tools in science
This book provides resources and lesson ideas with ICT(i) as a key focus for use in inquiry(ta) based learning and the scientific method(ta). It offers opportunities for use of group work(ta) and collaboration(ta) as well as whole class(ta) questioning(ta).
ICT Primary Science Curriculum Activities with Sensors
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A compendium of investigations with sensors in primary science
This resource provides a set of activities to engage pupils in inquiry(ta) based learning in the scientific method(ta), often making effective use of ICT(i) and sensors(tool). The activities involve whole class(ta) questioning(ta) and collaborative(ta) group work(ta).
ICT Infant and Primary Science Activities with Sensors
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A compendium of investigations with sensors in primary science.
This is a compendium of activities to engage pupils in inquiry(ta) based learning in the scientific method(ta), often making effective use of ICT(i) and sensors(tool). The activities involve whole class(ta) questioning(ta) and collaborative(ta) group work(ta).
ICT Data Logging inservice booklet
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A compendium of CPD and ITE activities on why we use sensors and the practicalities of implementing their use
Activities and advice for using ICT(i) for use in inquiry(i) based learning and the scientific method(i).
ICT Data Logging and Control
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A compendium with numerous ideas for using sensors to teach science.
This book provides a set of resources and lesson ideas with ICT(i) as a key focus for use in inquiry(ta) based learning and the scientific method(ta). It offers opportunities for use of group work(ta) and collaboration(ta) as well as whole class(ta) questioning(ta).
ICT IT in Primary Science
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A whole book of ideas for using generic ICT tools in science
This book is a compendium of lesson ideas with ICT(i) as a key focus for use in inquiry(ta) based learning and the scientific method(ta). It offers opportunities for use of group work(ta) and collaboration(ta) as well as whole class(ta) questioning(ta).
Interactive pedagogy The ORBIT Course Book
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A collection of exemplar materials and pedagogic introductions, all in one place!
A collection of exemplar materials for thinking about pedagogy and practice in professional development contexts.
Interactive pedagogy The OER4Schools Professional Learning Resource for sub-Saharan Africa
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Interactive teaching with and without ICT
The resource introduces and illustrates interactive teaching – using interactive teaching techniques itself! These include asking users to brainstorm, reflect, collaborate, discuss, make personal sense of new ideas and try out new classroom practices. "Interactive" in this context does not mean technically interactive (in the sense of interacting with a computer), but pedagogically interactive: learners are interacting with each other and the teacher rather than being passive consumers of content.
Language Jargon - the language of science
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What colour is lime water? How the science language confuses
This resource was made for general public interest but may find use as a discussion starter in teacher education.
Science Listening to scientists – choosing materials for industry
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How does industry choose which material to use?
This resource was made for general public interest but may find use as enrichment material for science; design and technology.
Science Listening to scientists - an environmental scientist talks about heat loss from houses
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How does a house lose heat? What are the ways to stop this loss of heat?
This ten-minute recording was made for a local radio show with a strap line that 'science has a use after school'. Audio podcasts, of which this is one, replace easily-missed radio shows and keep us informed. Universities also create podcasts, and just some teachers do too, gaining the unusual advantage that a podcast easily gets into a student's music player.
Science Listening to scientists – a glaciologist measures climate change
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How chemical analysis reveals the changes in the earth’s atmosphere and climate over so many years.
This resource was made for general public interest but may find use as enrichment material for science, careers and geography.
Science Listening to scientists - a plant scientist talks about water
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Why do plants need water? How do different plants cope with a drought?
This ten-minute recording entitled 'science has a use after school' was made for a local radio show. Audio podcasts(tool), of which this is one, replace easily-missed radio shows and keep us informed. Universities also create podcasts, and just some teachers do too, gaining the unusual advantage that a podcast easily gets into a student's music player. Students might also like to think about how they communicate(tool) and making their own podcast.
Science Listening - A chocolate maker describes how it’s done
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How is chocolate made? How does temperature affects crystallisation?
This resource was made for general public interest but may find use as enrichment material for science and chemistry.

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