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Interactive poster with resources

2 Oct

TEACHING & LEARNING RESOURCES

Thinglink is a brilliant tool for creating interactive posters and is very easy to use.  You just upload an image or create your own then insert tags with links to further information, videos and resources for students to use.  This resource would be so useful for teachers/tutors as extension or added information to incorporate differentiation as students can access information specifically liked to topics rather than finding it on the Internet.

Please click on the link http://bit.ly/1dW6iH4 to access resources for teaching and learning (made in twenty minutes).

Source: http://www.thinglink.com

Dictionary tasks

20 Sep

DICTIONARY SKILLS

Students very rarely want to open a dictionary on their desk so this small activity from Katy Hall and Georgina Hooper encourages students to have a go based on whatever activity, topic or subject that they are currently studying.

You can adapt the words to what’s currently being studied and students can research independently or in pairs using a paper dictionary or web based dictionary. Students can then discuss their findings and evaluate the difficulty of the task as finding things alphabetically is an essential employment skill.

DICTIONARY THESAURUS MINI TASK KS GH

Image: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net

Mini reading task – Infographic on gadget ownership

18 Sep

GADGET INFOGRAPH READING ENTRY TM

This infograph from Comet on gadget ownership has been adapted for my students to test their reading skills at Entry Level.  Often Entry Level students find it difficult to concentrate on chunks of text so infographics offer a fantastic alternative and always grabs attention.

Students can start by discussing what gadgets they own and compare it to the tutor/teacher or they can discuss it at the end.  The versatility of this resource means that there’s discussion, reading, writing and the opportunity for the class to carry out their own research into ownership then present their findings in a visual format.

Just download the questions and answers below and thanks to Comet for the resource.

ENTRY INFOGRAPHIC READING QUESTIONS TM

ENTRY INFOGRAPHIC READING ANSWERS TM

Create your own posters

17 Aug

FEEDBACK POSTER TMM

I love this simple poster making software that’s free (one I’ve made is above for you to see).

You just type in what you want to have on your poster (not too much text), scroll through the templates and then view your poster. You can then save it as a PDF and reproduce it for your classroom. There’s endless possibilities and you can get the students involved in making their own or finding quotes from author etc.

Source: http://www.recitethis.com

Text speak recap task

18 Jul

GIRL WITH PHONE

Thanks to Jackie Hutchinson for this recap and mini assessment task that uses a bit of innovative practice when students find it impossible to resist using their phones.

Overview: Very simple review which will appeal to your students – especially those who use their mobile phones in class.

Number of people: any group size.

Materials: None – they bring it!

Time: 10 minutes at the end of class (summative assessment).

Directions:

  1. Students work independently, writing two or three main points learned during the lesson using TEXT shortcuts.
  2. Pick some of the most creative attempts and have students write them up on the board or add to a continual ‘What we are learning’ display using correct English language.
  3. Group discuss language use and language evolvement plus suitability for professional use.

Image: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net

TEXT SPEAK SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK

20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom’s Taxonomy

16 Jun

TeachBytes

I would wager a guess that the majority of teachers uses PowerPoint as a way to present information and lecture in class. In fact, PowerPoint has been under a lot of flack lately for being tired, dated, and unexciting. For the sake of playing devil’s advocate, however, I vote that there’s still some life left in this piece of technology! If used in the right way, PowerPoint can still offer our students and our classrooms options that are otherwise difficult to manage.

Below are my ideas for how PowerPoint can be revamped and used with Bloom’s Taxonomy! Feel free to share and copy it, and click on the image for a larger version you can use to print from.

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Interactive Smartboard resources

8 May

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A great site with lots of ideas, activities and templates for use with an interactive Smartboard. I particularly like the games that challenge, such as Scrabble, and also the maths templates that learners can come up to the board and fill in.

Just click on the link, select a template and then download onto a pc or desktop connected to a Smartboard.

Source: http://exchange.smarttech.com/index.html