Monday, 28 January 2013

StudyBlue Revision App

StudyBlue is available on any iOS device, Android and online.

This App will by no means bring an end to the long hard hours of revision needed to succeed at J.C. and L.C. exam might just make it more fun. Not just fun, but productive. Not just productive, but mobile.

StudyBlue is great as you can use the search bar for Flip Cards that already exist or create your own. The App allows you to put in a term on one side of a card and then the ability to flip it over for the definition. It is a simple system that pupils have been using for decades with revision cards. However StudyBlue also allows you to add media content such as picture or audio if you are more a visual or auditory learner.
The App will also group revision decks by the same class name or school. This could lead to great collaborative learning or group research projects.With the Mock season right upon us, it might be just what you need!

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Friday, 25 January 2013

Poetry inspired by Sylvia Plath

Please find below a collection of poetry inspired by the work of Sylvia Plath. I asked my 5th years to try and mimic the themes, structure and poetic techniques of Plath.  We hope you enjoy.

Mr Evesson

Friday, 18 January 2013

Julius Caesar Revision iBook

Please find below a link to an iBook that I have just published. The iBook is a short booklet intended to help pupils that are studying for the Irish H.L. English Junior Certificate exam. I created the booklet using the Book Creator App for iPad. It contains my analysis of key characters, moments, quotes, revision tips and more!

Although the booklet is intended for the revision of Julius Caesar, there is advice in the iBook that J.C. pupils will find helpful no matter what Shakespearean play they have studied. It can be downloaded for free onto any iOS device through the iBook Store from here.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Popplet of 5th Year Essays on Macbeth

This is a collection of essay points from recent Macbeth essays completed by a group of fifth years from Newbridge College. These essays were the first attempt by this group of fifth years at a Single Text question for their L.C. English exam. Each block shows just one paragraph from a pupil's essay. The middle block contains a Spark Notes video summary of Macbeth and our full Resource Pack on Macbeth can be found here.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Julius Caesar: One minute summary!

Is it possible to summarize one of Shakespeare's great works in less than a minute!? One Third Year pupil from Newbridge College accepted the challenge. Have a listen and see how he got on. What major moments did he leave out? What moments did he capture well? You decide.