Managing and Analysing Data
Cross Curriculum Priorities:
Critical and creative thinking (CCT)
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
What is ORIGO Slate:
ORIGO Slate is an online resource for k-6 that provides 12 modules for each term of the school year. Each module contains 12 lesson plans with steps for each lesson, extension work and assessment tools both formative and summative. The website provides a teacher resource with answers and notes on the side to use while teaching, and also provides the student resource which contains blank spaces for students to do their working out and write their answers. ORIGO Slate is best used on an interactive whiteboard to allow students control over the website. ORIGO Slate also provides a student workbook for those who are unable to access it online or prefer to use both.
What makes ORIGO Slate’s assessment so exciting?
ORIGO Slate provides assessment options for each lesson within each module. The assessment’s are either formative or summative and provide for easy alterations. Students are able to access each lesson online and are then able to access the assessment option the teacher has chosen once the lesson is complete. The assessments do not only assess the lesson completed but also add in questions about previous lessons. This is done so that students are constantly reminded about what they have learnt as they will be assessed on it again in their final assessment which assesses the entire module. Students have visual aids in front of them through each assessment and are allowed clues when working each question out. Each assessment page has a speech bubble at the top reminding students about various formulas used to work something out relevant to the questions on the page. Once complete the students are then able to access the answers and mark each assessment themselves. Results are not recorded online.
How to access ORIGO Slate:
ORIGO Slate provides the digital or print option but users are able to purchase both. Each purchase of ORIGO Slate provides for a class of 30 with an additional charge for each added class or year group.