Activity Types Available on SAM Learning
Eleven different activity types are available for teachers to assign to learners, each identified by their own icon:
- Revise Editable
- Exam Essentials
- Test Question
- Exam Paper
- Real World
- Activity Builder
Revise – These activities are used to reinforce subject-related vocabulary, with text-based content and drag-and-drop questions. They are perfect for recall and lesson consolidation.
Revise Editable – These Revise activities are now available for teachers to personalise by adding/removing content and tailoring to suit different exam boards or the needs of specific learners.
Revise + – These are interactive revision activities, using a variety of question types such as drop-down menus, radio buttons and reordering tasks. Visually engaging, these activities are also great for homework and intervention.
Improve – These activities have the added advantage of sound and hints, providing additional support to the learner. In Maths and English, this helps with procedural knowledge, and in modern foreign languages will assist with accent and pronunciation.
Exam Essentials – Everything you need for the exam – and nothing else. A complete revision programme, following the specification topic by topic, with end of unit summary assessments and content for both Foundation and Higher learners. First programme released in 2019 will be AQA Science.
Test Questions – These simulate exam-style questions and give learners the opportunity to write free-text answers to specific topic-related questions. The learner is provided with a mark scheme to check and score their work. If the test has been set as a task, the teacher can review the learner’s answers.
Exam Paper – These enable learners to develop their exam technique. They are similar to the test questions but longer and timed, giving learners time-management practice.
Real World – These are contextualised activities in which learners have to overcome problems in real-world scenarios. These activities also include variants to thoroughly test the learner’s understanding of key concepts when doing the activity for a second or third time.
Activity Builder – Teachers can use Activity Builder to create their own activities and set them to learners as a task. Activities with this icon have been written by teachers in your school but are not shared with the wider SAM Learning community.
Share – These have been created by teachers using SAM Learning’s authoring tool. Share activities are available for use in all SAM Learning schools – over 13,000 to date. Learn more about Share here.
Share + – These are teacher-created activities that have been selected and edited by our content team for inclusion in the main SAM Learning menu.
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