Blog of Mr C

Educational ICT links and musings….

teach-ict videos

I’ve used teach-ict.com a lot, especially for their starter activities.  Now they have added software video tutorials which cover lots of basic and not so basic skills.  I used them recently in a year 7 lesson as a starter, I pointed the class to the excel section and told them they had 5 minutes to learn two new things about excel.  After the five minutes were up they were very enthusiastic about sharing what they had discovered – I didn’t teach them anything….

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February 13, 2007 Posted by | ICT, resources, starters | Leave a comment

WEBoggle

Another great starter. I’ve used this in three ways;

  1. projected on the board with me typing and the class shouting out answers
  2. each pupil signed in individually
  3. playing as a team

A new game starts every 3 minutes or so and you get to play against loads of other people on the web. The kids love it and its a great way to warm up the brain before a lesson.

http://weboggle.shackworks.com/

December 7, 2006 Posted by | ICT, starters, Thinking Skills | 6 Comments

A consonant please Carol…

countdown.gifSteve brought this great countdown website to my attention through delicious and I use it regulalry as a starter activity in conjunction with my mini-whiteboards. It really gets the grey matter ticking over and the majority of pupils love it. I’m just wondering if anybody makes use of any other gems out there and would like to share them…..

November 7, 2006 Posted by | resources, starters, Thinking Skills | 1 Comment