The itslearning recipe book is one of our favourite resources. It’s packed with ideas from teachers, showing how they use itslearning to inspire students and improve their teaching – and it’s a great place if you’re looking for teaching ideas and inspiration.
The itslearning recipes come from real teachers and real classrooms. We’ve simply collected them and put them in a format that’s easy for you to follow. They show how teachers use itslearning to save time and connect with students in new ways, and include a step-by-step explanation of how to do it in your classroom.
It’s one of our favourite teacher resources because it shows exactly how you can take inspiration from someone else’s classroom and use it in your own.
It’s up to you how you cook
We think a good cookbook is a place for inspiration as much as explanation; a place from where you can explore new flavour combinations and ideas. And that’s what we hope the itslearning recipe book does for you. You don’t have to teach a recipe exactly as it’s written in the book. But we hope the idea inspires you to do something similar, better or more suited to your students than the original recipe.
As the American author, cook and TV presenter Ina Garten said: “I follow recipes exactly – until I decide not to.”
Recipes for all subjects and skill levels
The recipes are divided by level of difficulty and there’s a huge range of ideas. There are ideas for improving revision, recipes for flipping the classroom, recipes for saving time, recipes that use apps and recipes for differentiating activities. There’s even a recipe on using itslearning with an interactive whiteboard.
The recipe webpage now includes recipes from the two winners of our Best use of itslearning award 2012. Lucy’s recipe shows how to encourage students to share and assess resources online via itslearning. Merethe’s shows how to use itslearning pages to flip the classroom.
You can check out the recipes online here. Or download the entire itslearning recipe book as a printable PDF.
Share your ideas with other teachers
If you do find a new approach to a recipe, a new flavour that you think other teachers might like, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to our next recipe book.
Posted on Thu, March 21, 2013
by Dan Elloway