1. Diagnostic Questions
First up is Diagnostic Questions, a world-leading assessment tool that provides detailed insights into student understanding in a fraction of the time, simultaneously reducing workload and improving student results and confidence. Replace homework in just three steps, and assign a year’s worth of assessments to your students created exclusively by AQA, OCR and Edexcel. With over 25,000 quizzes, teachers can either create their own or choose from the thousands created by teachers, awarding bodies and publishers. It’s because of these features that 97% of teachers report that Diagnostic Questions improves teaching efficiency and productivity.
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GCSEPod’s engaging format and the key exam content in their Pods makes it easy to learn, understand and – most importantly – to recall. For teachers, they can help you to be better prepared, to speed up your planning and marking, to assess student progress and focus intervention where needed. Set out clearly, their content even makes it easier to teach outside of your specialism giving you the confidence you are imparting exam specific subject knowledge in an engaging way, a way that is second nature to our digital natives. Such is the confidence of their users, that a whopping 100% of teachers reported that GCSEPod improves attainment.
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3. Doddle Science
With Doddle Science, teachers no longer need to spend valuable time creating resources from scratch nor marking repetitive tests, but rather can browse over 2,000 ready-made, curriculum-specific resources designed to engage and motivate your students. An impressive 100% of teachers recently surveyed said that Doddle Science builds students knowledge. Having that level of confidence in your edtech products is critical. You can read more about the Doddle approach to supporting long-term memory teaching and learning in this exclusive article.
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Kognity combines pedagogy, exam board aligned GCSE content, and its unique learning platform to help improve student outcomes and teacher efficiency for GCSE schools. Through Kognity's cloud-based intelligent textbooks, students learn in a more engaged way through interactive content, automated feedback on their individual needs, and exam prep through an integrated practice centre. For teachers, Kognity significantly reduces admin through automatically corrected assignments and individual student statistics, which allow them to offer a more scalable personalised learning experience to their classes. In fact, all teachers recently reported that Kognity not only improved attainment but also reduced their workload!
Seneca is a freemium homework and revision platform with 250+ exam board specific interactive courses. The combination of tech and neuroscience has proven to let students learn 2x faster than revision guides. At the same time, it helps teachers save time marking homework, monitor students' progress, and improve study engagement. In addition to all teachers claiming that Seneca builds student knowledge, 82% of them even stated that Seneca saves the school money!
6. Maths Whizz
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Maths Whizz is an award-winning online maths tool for students aged 5 to 13, that reduces teacher workload, offers individualised learning and guarantees progress. It does this by assessing every student’s maths ability, automatically targeting weaknesses with personalised lessons and reducing teacher workload by assigning and marking lessons, providing real-time progress reporting. Their approach to analytics is clearly much admired, with just shy of 80% of teachers stating that it provided them with the data they needed at their fingertips to be effective.
Tassomai is an adaptive learning program helping schools impact on attainment levels in GCSE science and Key Stage 3 english, maths and science. Tassomai’s multiple choice micro-quizzes reinforce knowledge through targeted repetition, like a flashcard. At the same time the algorithm is learning each student’s strengths and weaknesses; it uses this information to target the gaps in a student’s knowledge and provide feedback to teachers on which areas individuals and entire classes need help with. Tassomai saves teachers time in two ways; it teaches AO1s, while also reducing the time they need to spend analysing their students, meaning they can focus on teaching and targeting intervention. 100% of teachers agree with these claims.
Bett Awards 2018 winner ConquerMaths is a market leader in schools and homes worldwide. The video tutorials are sensitive and beautifully explained, providing comprehensive National Curriculum coverage with 1,200+ lessons for students from Primary through GCSE and A-level. Ushering in the 21st Century learning revolution in class or at home, ConquerMaths is suited to all abilities. With a proven track record of developing a firm skills-base and improving results in mathematics, ConquerMaths’ inclusive approach is age and ability neutral. Schools will alleviate budget pressures in areas of staff shortage whilst ensuring all students receive uniformly high-quality learning. 94% of teachers report that using ConquerMaths has improved teaching efficiency and productivity.
Mathletics is an online mathematics resource, specifically designed for personalised teaching and learning. Used by millions of children around the world, it is proven to significantly increase levels of student engagement, confidence and motivation and to improve attainment and progress in maths. Students have access to a vast range of curriculum-aligned learning resources; activities, eBooks and videos, a new ‘Multiverse’ times tables challenge, plus excellent visibility of progress and results, providing them with all the tools they need to become successful learners. For teachers, Mathletics offers great flexibility and time saving features such as Dynamic Results provide an immediate snapshot of student results. Read lots of brilliant case studies on how Mathletics is supporting schools here.
Quizlet is a mobile and web-based study application that allows students to study information via learning tools and games.
11. Show My Homework
Show My Homework is the whole-school management software that puts homework online. SLT experience complete homework transparency and powerful reporting with school-wide homework software. Teacher workload can be reduced with the ability to set, mark and collect homework online. Show My Homework’s tracking system is designed to engage students, and improve their organisation and submission rates. It also emphasises the importance of homework to parents, and provides them with all the information they need to fully support their children at home.
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