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SPAs encourage students to really understand and evaluate a topic. To run an SPA in the classroom:
  1. Assign as normal.
  2. When students are ready, click the Start button in the Assignments list. Make sure you have enough time; an SPA cannot be stopped half way through. You can adjust the time allowed at the start point, but not after.
  3. Students will work through a 3-step process of write|judge|vote.
  4. When they are finished, you can access their answers from the Assignments list. Answers are ranked by the process but these ranks do not correlate direct to grades. 


Structured Peer Assessment intro for students on Vimeo (also on YouTube here).

Show this 2:15 orientation video to your students before they start.

After the exercise, find the responses listed at Assignments Tab->Results->Short text responses  

SPAs work best with open questions that invite evaluation and explanation. They are not suitable for testing rote-learned facts. When assigning, please draw students' attention to the judgement criterion: the teaching point is actually subtly encoded in this. 

These examples are intended to spur your thinking about how you might use SPAs. If you have particular ideas for SPAs in your subject, add them to our database via this form

The questions are:
  • Introductory activity: 10-minute joke competition:
    Enter a really funny joke. Offensive jokes, copying from the web or including your name will get you banned.
  • Biology: cheetah vs. gazelle
    Why can a cheetah run faster than a gazelle?
  • Business studies: online monetisation
    Yu Yan runs a popular YouTube channel teaching people the best way to smile, but she makes no money. How might she monetise the channel? Explain how your ideas would work.
  • Chemistry: are metals plasmas?
    Explain why metals are sometimes defined as plasmas. Feel free to Google the question before you start.
  • Computing and Business Studies: impact of smartphones
    People often want to buy the latest smartphone or other computing device, even though the devices they own still work. Discuss the impact of people wanting to upgrade to the latest smartphone. In your answer you might consider the impact on: * stakeholders * technology * ethical issues * environmental issues
  • Computing: Python program
    Write an Python program to input a user's name and then to print that name 10 times.
  • English or RE: The life-changing question
    Finish this story in your own way: Walking down the street one day, you met a homeless man selling the Big Issue. You asked him how he came to be homeless. He said "I will tell all about it, but in return you must agree to answer one question of mine. I warn you now, my question will change your life!". You agreed. And so....
  • English: poetry competition
    Write a poem that involves skating on a frozen lake.
  • Geography: world cities
    Where would you rather live; Singapore or Dubai? Why?
  • History: Norman serfs
    You are a serf in a Norman village. Describe your day.
  • History: effect of the railways
    What were the effects of Railways on Britain?
  • Maths: volume of a dog
    How would you measure the volume of a dog?
  • PSHE and Computing: What to do about bullying on Facebook
    Your best friend tells you they are being bullied on Facebook, and they are really getting depressed about it. What are the first THREE things you do to help them. 
  • Physics: the Niels Bohr barometer question
    How could you use a barometer to determine the height of a tower? Show what data you would gather and how you would calculate the height from it.
  • Xmas short story competition
    Write a Christmas short story on the theme of "The elf who did not want to help".
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Quizzes for an online CPD intended to take 15 minutes per day, for 10 days. The major component of the course is the reading/watching element. Each quiz is linked to one or more articles or videos. Students may choose to take the quizzes before and after reading/watching, or only afterwards.

Modules without quizzes
1.3 Quiz Modes: try out quizzes in Exam and Mastery modes. The content of the quizzes is irrelevant, but choose short ones. Remember the Mastery quiz will extend over several days. 
1.4 Computer-adaptive Testing features, see the download Homework CAT Example. The tasks are to try out Revision, Homework and Self-Test. For this you must first assign the student set to a well-populated subject and syllabus. I chose Geography KS3 (2014).
1.6 is a QA based on the results pages overview.
1.7 is a QA based on the analytics page overview.
1.10 is notes on being a School Admin (PDF | RTF) and a feedback form.


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Why stick with boring textual instructions, when you can find and use a video, slideshow or document to base your instructions on? You can embed a range of different file types into the header of Task (e.g. short-text test or ePortfolio) or into the pre-test instructions of a Quiz. To do so, find the embed code for the file you want to show. Every service we support has these, but they tuck them away in different places so expect to examine the file's web page quite carefully.

Copy the embed code to the clipboard, then open the Yacapaca page for your assessment. In the built-in word processor, click the Edit HTML button at the right hand side. You can now paste the embed code directly into the word processor. Click the Update HTML button below the HTML popup and you will see your embed. Remember they usually take a little while to load, because they have a lot of data to fetch.

These are the services we currently support. If you have a favourite service you would like us to add, please let us know and we will try to add it.

  1. Animoto
  2. Blip TV
  3. Google docs
  4. Google video
  5. Myspace TV
  6. Qik
  7. Scribd
  8. Slide
  9. Slideshare
  10. TeacherTube
  11. Voicethread
  12. Zeemaps
  13. Zoho

In this course I am collecting examples of embeds, both for Quizzes and ePortfolios. They are intended to show you what is possible (and easy!) to achieve yourself. The are not designed as real-world teaching resources themselves.

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A comprehensive group of tests for the standard Framework of Year 9 ICT including an EPortfolio for storing work and AfL comments #6QT
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A St. Mary's Themed Quiz to send your students! 
Hopefully this will be a good introduction for both you and your students to the world of Yacapaca!
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Testing the permissions with and without SPAs. weerojmo
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A quick revision quiz in prep for your GCSE Engineering exam #6QT
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A comprehensive group of tests for the standard Framework of Year 8 ICT including an EPortfolio for storing work and AfL comments
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A non-subject-specific set of questions designed top assess and help demonstrate learning strategies
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Use Yacapaca to teach Yacapaca! These materials are designed for a Yacapaca training event. Start by making sure that everyone has the current version of the QuickStart guide (PDF).