Doddle has many great features, but perhaps the most important aspect for me is the vast curriculum coverage, from a brand that is well respected in education. The content is then supplemented by self-marking quizzes, which enable staff to easily see how well students have done, and adapt their teaching schemes accordingly. Staff now are able to set meaningful homework, with minimum time investment.
Scott Preston, Principal of Mesaieed International School
In the jam-packed, knowledge-rich curriculum, covering all the content can be a struggle. Even the best taught topics can be entirely forgotten in a matter of weeks, leaving students struggling when it comes to exam time.
It is for this reason that many teachers have started adopting retrieval practice (sometimes known as the testing effect): using the science behind the way our brains store information to ensure their students can recall much more, for much longer.
Regular low-stakes testing, with immediate feedback, helps to embed knowledge in students’ minds and ensure that they are exam ready. Low-stakes testing should become a staple of the learning process in order to aid retrieval practice but it can be difficult for teachers to find the time to enact this, particularly when tracking results and delivering immediate feedback is so important and yet so time-consuming.
Get the guide
To help you understand and implement retrieval practice, we have created a free guide which introduces the research behind the practice and the most effective methods for using it to enhance teaching in your department.
Read this guide if you want to:
- Find out why your students forget so much of what they are taught
- Develop strategies to ensure that learning is stored in students' long-term memory
- Improve your students' knowledge retention and exam performance
Read time: 10 minutes
Teach your students about Retrieval Practice
Free revision activity
Make sure your students engage with low-stakes testing and master the art of long-term knowledge retention with our free Retrieval Practice resource.
This interactive revision activity will help your students understand how their memory works and what revision techniques they can use to achieve exam success.
Free self-marking quiz
Do your students know how low-stakes testing will improve their long-term knowledge retention?
This free self-marking quiz will help your students understand the effects of retrieval and make sure they are using effective learning techniques all year round.