WikiStars – the Game

If you have read my previous two posts or seen some of my recent tweets you will know that I am currently creating a system to reward children and motivate them to discover new information inspired by good old Top Trumps. I have created a set of 30 cards for Year 6 to collect during […]

#ICTicon Top Trump Cards – Year 6

I am going to run a Beta test of my Top Trump idea with Year 6 next term (see my previous post). If all goes to plan I will then create a whole set of cards for next year. The idea is that over the course of the year the children will have opportunity to […]

#ICTicon “Top Trumps”

In every lesson I plan on giving the children five questions to answer during the lesson. These questions will all be about one particular topic (which could be a person or a piece of technology etc). The reason for this is to give the children something to do if they ever find themselves waiting – […]

Unlocking ICT Icons

During every lesson I give the children five questions to answer at some point during the lesson. These questions enable the children to hone their Internet Research skills, provide them with information about influential figures in the world of ICT (yes I still use the term ICT rather than Computing) and possibly more importantly give […]

Attitudes for Learning

I am currently developing a system of Badges which I plan to use as a way of rewarding children for the skills they can demonstrate, the knowledge they show and their attitude in lessons. As things stand I have five “tokens” that the children can earn during each lesson relating to their Attitudes for Learning. These are… Preparation: “Did you arrive […]

#QuickPost – Thinking About Differentiation

Recently, while planning next terms lessons, I had a bit of a revelation when think about how  to differentiate. Previously I had always thought of different activities (usually at three different levels) and therefore the outcomes were slightly different for different children. It occurred to me that really, what differentiation should be about is the […]

WWW Questioning Dice

Quick Idea… Imagine a die that has the words WHAT, WHERE, WHY, WHO and WHEN on five of it’s sides (and ROLL AGAIN on its sixth). Children roll the die three times and have to answer a question about that lesson’s content. Hence the WWW. They could even be asked to write the question themselves. […]