In Science, we use an online platform called ‘Educake’.
Educake is primarily used to set routine homework tasks. All students are actively encouraged to complete the homework tasks more than once in their allocated homework time. Whether students answer questions correctly or not, with each repetition, understanding is more firmly embedded in their long-term memory.
Educake can also be used as a revision tool by all students and helps them be more efficient about their revision. They can set themselves a quiz on any topic and they can guide their decision with the Track Progress page, which shows them their strengths and weaknesses. Educake immediately tells students whether what they have recalled is accurate, so that any misconceptions can be corrected straight away. Answer explanations are also given, which help students understand why an answer is correct and provide added context.
Educake also includes revision guides for AQA Science. This allows students to study a topic in Educake before taking a quiz on it. The revision material is designed to be easy to read and straight to the point, with minimal distractions.
Mrs Goodwill’s Y7 class recently won the weekly ‘Chocolate Friday’ prize draw. Every week, Educake randomly picks a recent quiz with at least a 75% completion rate and sends the teacher who set the quiz, small chocolate bars to share with their students. These chocolate prizes were totally unexpected but well deserved for the hard work shown by this class and hopefully this will be an incentive for all of our students to continue to use the platform as effectively and brilliantly as they are doing.
The Educake leaderboard shows which students from each year group has answered the most questions for the month of May and also the student that has answered the most questions overall.