All teachers have been there. You’re outside the exam hall, the day of the exam has finally arrived and up walks one of your beloved students, looking awful. Bleary eyed, hair all over the place, often clutching a large coffee or energy drink in one hand and pages of highlighted key facts in the other. Uh oh. Proudly he will announce: “I was up until 4:30 last night re-reading my notes, I’m so ready.” Disaster.
Last September, the Good Practical Science report was released. After surveying both international schools and almost 400 schools in England, the report concluded that “in the countries we visited, practical science is alive and flourishing” while in England “the intense pressure to perform in written exams” means “practical science is at risk” with many schools “making too little use of their often excellent practical science facilities.”
Rachel Hart is the Head of Biology at Doha College in Qatar. Doha College began using Doddle over three years ago, originally as a resource platform to supplement study for the Science and English departments.
Jonathan Barry is Assistant Head of Science at Harrow International School, in Beijing. He spoke to us about the success Doddle has had in his department: saving teachers’ time and keeping students engaged, both in and out of the classroom.
Olushola Babs-Ajayi is the Head of ICT at Atlantic Hall Educational Trust Council in Nigeria. At Atlantic Hall, Doddle resources have helped students to engage with their learning, particularly in the computing department.
Weston Favell Academy share homework and assessment information with parents quickly and easily through Doddle Parent. It’s a fantastic way to facilitate more efficient communication between school and home and enables parents to support their children more effectively.
Samina Jardaneh is the Head of Senior Science at Brighton College, Abu Dhabi. The school use Doddle for both Science and Languages, with Doddle resources fitting seamlessly into the students’ study of the UK specifications.
Mohd Nasirali teaches KS3 Science at HELP International School where Doddle has recently been embedded into the Science department. Nasir talks about how Doddle has helped to save teachers time and engage students.
We spoke to the Heads of Physics, Geography and MFL at the Grange School in Nigeria to hear about their experiences with Doddle. Here all three tell us the ways in which Doddle has helped to engage both teachers and students alike.
Philip Berry is Head of Science at The Sheikh Zayed School for Boys. The Doddle platform fits seamlessly into the Science department, and Philip explains how teachers at Sheikh Zayed use Doddle to drive student engagement.