Today Luke Bennett (@lukeyboy135) from Moseley Park School tells us about how they are encouraging students to develop their writing skills through a fantastic section they have in their Frog called iReview:
“iReview has been part of our Frog learning platform for over 2 years now, and this year when we underwent a full Frog rebrand we decided to give iReview a whole new design.
We created iReview to allow students to submit their own reviews of music, DVD’s and video games. It was hoped that through submitting reviews students would improve their literacy skills as well as increasing the usage of our Frog learning platform.
An example of the success we’ve had with iReview is one student who submitted a review last year is now in year 11. The student in question is now applying for a journalism course – using his review as part of his portfolio.
Throughout the school we encourage the use of iReview with posters placed around the school in key areas.
The new site was built using Photoshop and then simply added to Frog using the background brick. The covers are then inserted using the columns through the text and pictures brick. There is also a simple form on a separate with a file upload brick added to it to allow the reviews to be submitted online by students.
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