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#Butterfly 7: Summarising strategy Tweet, tweet!

Twitter is a social media platform that allows you to share small bits of information in 140 characters or less. Robert Marzano shares the importance of summarization, stating “effective learners are able to sift through a great deal of information, identify what is important and then synthesize and restate the information.” (classroom-instruction-that-works_pdf) Using the Twitter…

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GCSE: Greenhouse effect and global warming

There is the greenhouse effect, and then there is global warming (enhanced greenhouse effect). The greenhouse effect is caused by certain gases (and clouds) absorbing and re-emitting the infrared radiating from Earth’s surface. It currently keeps our planet 20°C to 30°C warmer than it would be otherwise. Global warming is the rise in temperatures caused…