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The Magical 3!
- On a piece of paper write down everything you know about a topic.
- Wait 3 hours.
- Do this again.
- Wait 3 days do this again.
- Wait 3 weeks and do this again.
- This helps with transferring knowledge to the long term memory.
- Divide an A3/A4 sheet of paper into 4.
- In box 1 write down everything you know about a topic. Ask questions, read a book, check exercise book, look online etc.
- In box 2 add more information (you can’t repeat what is in box 1).
- Wait 3 hours (or do the next day).
- Fold the paper in half so you can’t see box 1 and 2. Write down everything you can remember about the topic in box 3.
- Check your previous notes, do some more reading and then add new information to box 4.
Posters and Mindmaps
Make a poster or mind map about a topic.
- This is great for visual learners and can be stuck up in an area of the house to constantly look at.
What knowledge is most important.
What diagrams there should be.
What key words should be in capitals and different colours.
Look through all your key words and definitions.
Decide if they are Red (can’t remember), Amber (unsure), Green (confidently know these).
Write the Red ones on a post it note and stick them on the wall. Once you have remembered these you can take it off your wall. You could stick Amber and Green ones on the wall also, but leave these until last!
Creating quizzes or board games
Make up a list of questions with the answers or design your own board game. This could be a family activity at the end of the day!
Play pictionary or charades
Using keywords your family have to guess them. Draw them or act them out!
Images linked to key words
Draw images and next to them write key words of definitions. Display these around the house to reinforce learning.
Teach your family about something
One of the most effective learning techniques is to teach somebody.
Create a lesson or a task for your family. Spend time preparing resources, thinking about how you can test their understanding. Then teach your family the lesson.
Write a script
Write a script about something you have learnt. For example it could be a play in English or an event in History. Persuade your family to act this out with you!