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Introducing the tutor2u Revision App!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

You may remember that this time last year we took a stake in a games-based learning platform called Zondle, with the aim of developing resources for mobile learning.

Well It’s here!  Version 1 of our new revision app. Details below about the new App, how to get hold of it, what you can do with it and our development plans.

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/comments/introducing-the-tutor2u-revision-app

The app is available right now from for Android and Apple device users: download it from:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.tutor2u.mobile

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tutor2u/id555936061

We’re now busy adding content that can be accessed via the mobile app - you’ll see this appear in the tutor2u resource folder structure when you access the app. This content includes the weekly Biz Quiz and Economics in the News quizzes.

Please note; you'll need a free Zondle user account  to be able to access all the app resources.

tutor2u Testimonials

Monday, September 17, 2012

We've been grateful to receive many positive testimonials about tutor2u in recent years, including several hundred when we were named as the Smarta 100 winners in 2011. Here are some of the comments which we've received which makes us all proud of what has been achieved to-date and also determined to continue improving and expanding the tutor2u service.

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Edexcel Unit 4a Supergroup Toolkit

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

A quick note to let you know that Mark Tottman’s superb strategic analysis of Supergroup is now available.

Mark has provided a comprehensive analysis of the pre-release material on Supergroup, taking each piece of evidence in turn to help explain to students the key issues raised. The strategic issues facing Supergroup and the options available to them are then analysed and evaluated in some depth.

The Supergroup 4a Toolkit can be ordered here

We’re also maintaining a section on the Business Studies blog which provides updates on developments at Supergroup as we go through the period up to the exam.

3 activities for your Economics students this week

Here are 3 suggested lesson activities to get Economics students up and running this term…

The Economics blogging team are fired up and raring to go, with the aim of supporting you and your students throughout 2012/13.

As we start a new school year we thought you might like a selection of lesson activities that could help engage your students with our wonderful subject…

Global Economy Top Trumps

New to Economics: Finding Economics Around You!

Economics in the News Quiz - Summer 2012 Edition

Do you have a resource or teaching activity that you find works really well with returning or new class sets? If you do, we’d love to share it with thousands of colleagues around the world via the Economics Blog. Get in touch if you’d like to get involved [http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/site/contact-us/] and join the Economics blogging team.

...and don’t forget that there are now almost 300 Economics & Business teachers over in our Linkedin Teacher Community sharing ideas and resources. You are particularly welcome to join the community

3 New Business Lesson Starter Activities

Sunday, September 02, 2012

A new academic year starts for most of us this week. So here are three new business studies lesson activities that might help get the students thinking about the real world of business.

Name the Business Person

Each time you launch this interactive quiz, ten well-known business people are drawn from the quiz database. Can your students work out who they are?

Name the Brand

A relatively simple (and easy?) task of spotting the business brand, part of which is displayed on the worksheet.

Olympic Sponsors Wipeout

Which businesses decided to become sponsors of the London 2012 Games and which did not take part? Our PowerPoint Wipeout format is used for this quick activity.

We’ll be adding lots more resources to the Business Studies blog over the next week - so do keep visiting regularly.

Don’t forget that we also now have a growing Business Teacher community over on Linkedin (200+ colleagues have joined this week alone) - another great way of sharing ideas and resources as we begin a fresh school year.

Visit the Business Teacher Community here

Best wishes

Jim & the team

Join our Community of Economics & Business Teachers

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Something new from tutor2u for 2012/13 and already this is proving a popular feature for our growing network of enthusiastic Economics & Business Studies teachers!

Our Economics & Business Teacher Community over on Linkedin is a very much like a virtual departmental staffroom. No students. Just time to read, discuss topics with like-minded colleagues and share ideas and resources.

If you’d like to get involved, please do come over and join the group.

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4585435

Lots of interesting topic discussions already, not the least being some disquiet over the standard and method of exam paper marking this summer. I’m sure you and your colleagues have a view on this too - come over and share it.


Games-based teaching & learning activities using PowerPoint

AS & A2 Economics Revision Workshops in November & December 2012

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