Tag Archives: Plenary

Summarise your learning in LEGO


A post in response to a conversation I had on Twitter with Andy.  Instead of the end of term video, I asked my Key Stage 3 classes to summarise one aspect of their learning, from over the course of the academic year, as a Lego model. I set some simple rules. Each team then had […]

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Pixar Pitch

I spent part of the half-term reading Dan Pink’s new book ‘To Sell is Human’. Don’t be put off by the title. Pink’s message is that selling is no longer the preserve of the salesperson; everyone is now in sales, including educators. Each day we sell our message to students. One of my favourite chapters […]

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Connect 4

Nothing special, simple little game I play as a plenary. Divide the class into two, ask a team in turn a question. When correct, drop in a counter. Click once on a circle for yellow, twice for red. (228 kb pps). Right click and save as…

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Twitter as a starter or plenary?

A bit of a follow up from my Facebook profile template. I’ve used Twitter live in the classroom before, I really like the need for students to think carefully, and prioritise, the text they use. But we don’t always have net access -so as with the Facebook profile, I’ve produced a template on PowerPoint, I’ve […]

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What if they had a Facebook Profile?

I’ve been working on several schemes of work, it’s surprising how uncreative you become under pressure. One of my escapes has been reading about people having much more exciting times during their holidays on Facebook. I was working on a R.S. scheme of work and wanted students to produce a summary of their thinking about […]

Posted in Facebook, Plenaries, Starters, Teacher resources | Also tagged , | 28 Responses
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