Friday, August 4, 2017

Tech Tools that Rock

The following tools can be manipulated by you and then saved. The saved files can then be inputted into your Promethean Flipcharts and/or Smart Notebook files. To learn more about making your own games click here.

Once on the website for each tool, click on Sample at the bottom of the screen to see lesson ideas. The icon looks like this: 


This is a simple activity which is a great way of rounding off a unit and revising important dates, concepts and people. It can also be used to randomly pick a name from a list of students. You can copy and paste your data direct from Word, Excel and other programs. 

This is a powerful interface: you create one set of questions, then you can choose from four different interactive quizzes.

This is a great interactive clock to help with classroom management.

A Dustbin game is great for helping students to organize ideas into categories.

PostIt is a useful tool for helping students to identify and then categorise key factors. Each "Note" can be dragged and dropped anywhere in the screen and colour coded if necessary. A background image can also be inserted for annotation purposes.

This activity allows students to input their words into a book that becomes virtual and exciting.

A fishbone template is an essay planning tool. Whereas the burger diagram encourages students to think in terms of introduction, three main sections and a conclusion, the fishbone approach involves selecting four main factors, then providing three key pieces of detail about each.

A burger diagram is a simple essay planning tool. Students make basic notes covering their introduction, three main sections, and a conclusion.

The Jigsaw template is designed to allow students to make connections between various factors in an engaging manner.

The Priority Chart Template allows students to brainstorm factors which help to answer a key question, and then these can be dragged and dropped into an order of priority and colour coded as required.


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