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.
The app is available right now from for Android and Apple device users: download it from:
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.
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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.
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.
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…
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
Just 4 weeks to go until our first student event of the new school year - EntrepreneurLIVE! 2012.
This year we visit:
London (Fulham Broadway) on 1 October 2012 Birmingham (Star City) on 2 October 2012 Manchester (Salford Quays) on 3 October 2012
The event will follow a similar format to the one which has proved so popular with teachers and students in the last two years. Students will get the opportunity to hear from a superb selection of entrepreneurs who will tell their story, provide insights highly relevant to every business studies course and then, most importantly, take questions from our student audience.
We’ve lined up a superb team of speakers for the three events who we’re sure the students will love - and gain so much from too!
Fraser Doherty - Founder of SuperJam - one of the best-known and loved young entrepreneurs the UK has ever produced - and with good reason! Fraser will take students through “the next chapter” talking about his new product Superhoney and his strategy of expanding to the USA
Vincent McKevitt - describes himself as the “Top Tosser” and the man behind the restaurant business Tossed. A fantastic entrepreneurial story from a smart, switched on young businessman
James Eder - The Beans Group - James is the entrepreneur behing studentbeans.com and is also now doing a lot of work with Startup Britain - the Government-supported programme to encourage more startups
Mike Longthorne - one of the three founders of the Wedge Welly business that starred in Dragons Den. Mike is the marketing genius behind Wedge Welly - not to be missed. Rachel Bridge - perhaps the UK’s leading expert on enterprise and startups - and a huge supporter of enterprise education. Rachel has met hundreds of the UK’s most successful entrepreneur and, by drawing on real life examples, she is the ideal person to talk about the common traits they share and look at what we can learn from them.
We’ll also be running the highly popular Student Enterprise Challenge where student teams pitch their solution to a business challenge, competing to win some attractive cash prizes!
Details of the Student Enterprise Challenge for 2012 are now available here
Student places at the event cost £20 (+VAT). Bookings for EntrepreneurLIVE! 2012 can now be made using this online form
You can read a report from the 2011 event by Stoke Sixth Form College who brought students to Manchester (Salford Quays)
We do hope that you and your students will be able to join us.
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.
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?
A relatively simple (and easy?) task of spotting the business brand, part of which is displayed on the worksheet.
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.
Jim & the team
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.
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.