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7 days of social science research

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

This ESRC YouTube page contains 7 short (5 – 6 minute) introductory films covering a range of topics that can be used to introduce, highlight and illustrate various aspects of the mainly AS Specification:

  • Image and identity
  • Charity
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Migration
  • Family and relationships
  • Work and employment
  • Happiness and wellbeing

Myer’s Psychology: Free resources

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The publisher’s pages of this popular American textbook has a range of free resources to support the text, although some could have wider application for users of alternative texts.

While some of the resources are the usual bog-standard quizzes, flashcards and worksheets there are some more-interesting things Рanimations and tutorials in particular if you dig around the site a bit.

Publish your own online newspaper

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Paper.li is a very simple, but potentially very useful, teaching tool; it lets you create your own online newspaper by curating web-based resources – from text, to graphics to video and audio.

In other words, it allows you and / or your students to collect resources on specific topics that can then be published and shared both with your own students and any others you care to invite.

Best of all, it’s free.

Structuring Classroom Discussions

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

socratic smackdownOne way to manage classroom discussions is to structure them using the Socratic method.

This free pdf tells you everything you need to know about organising your very own Socratic Smackdown session.

Broken Windows

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

It’s not often A-level students get the chance to read original source documents, but Wilson and Kelling’s Atlantic Magazine article – the one that kicked-off “Broken Windows” – is on-line, relatively short and surprisingly accessible.

If you’re looking for some relatively simple supplementary reading, have a look at “The Cracks In Broken Windows“:

If you’re more-visually inclined, a short film outlining the basic concepts underpinning “Broken Windows” is available on the Crime and Deviance Channel (subscription required).