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Starters / Plenaries

Word Association

A starter or plenary task.

Students are asked to write down all of the words they associate with this topic. They then work with a partner to categorise them.

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Teacher Talkabout

Starter or plenary task

The class 'test' the teacher on their knowledge of key words related to this topic

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Pass the Buck

An excellent starter or plenary for involving all students and getting them to identify a large number of facts about the current topic

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One, Two, Three

Can be used either as a starter or a plenary task.

Students are given a sheet to complete firstly on their own, then with a partner and then joining up with another pair

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Lucky Dip Questions

Starter or plenary task

Every student is given a number at the start of the activity. This is used to help pick who will ask and answer questions about what has been learned during the lesson.

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Just a minute

Starter or plenary task

Students are asked to talk to a partner about this topic for 60 seconds whilst abiding by a set of rules

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Give me ten

A starter or plenary task

Students work in pairs to come up with ten words related to this project before joining up with another pair to expand their list.

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4-4-2

A plenary activity where students are asked to summarise the lesson and pick out the main key words related to the topic.

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Corkboard

A great plenary idea both for AFL and for getting feedback from every student

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I predict

This task acts as the plenary from one lesson and the starter for the next lesson

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Lesson Summary

This plenary provides students with an opportunity to evaluate the lesson and their learning and an AFL opportunity for the teacher.

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Mastermind

A plenary activity which is loosely based on the game show 'Mastermind'

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New Words

A plenary task

Students have to identify three new words/terms that they learned during this lesson and then explain their meaning

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Pyramid

A plenary activity.

Students are asked to complete a self assessment sheet to indicate what they have learned during this lesson

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Text Me

A plenary task

A plenary activity where students are asked to write a text message to explain what they have learned during the lesson

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Lesson tasks and homework

Theory notes task

Students read the theory notes on the mini website and then answer the questions on the task sheet.

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100 words

Students have exactly 100 words to summarise the key points about this topic

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Agony Aunt

Students are put into the role of an agony aunt who has to answer a set of letters about technology related problems.

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Construct an answer

Students are given an exam style question to answer. They are also given a set of key words to incorporate into their answer.

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Discussion statements

Students are given a number of open ended and sometimes controversial statements related to this topic. In groups, they discuss each statement in order to see if they can come up with a suitable answer.

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Important questions

Students are given a scenario.

They work in pairs to consider the questions that should be asked in order to fulfil the scenario.

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Mind Map

Students are given the basic structure of a mind map for this topic. They are asked to complete the mind map by adding extra branches.

Mind maps are a useful tool to use as a revision aid.

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PNI

Students are asked to identify the positive, negative and interesting points relating to this topic

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Pros and cons

Students are asked to identify the pros and cons for the main factors related to this topic.

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QR codes

QR codes are used to provide links to relevant resources. Students access the resources in order to answer the questions on the task sheet.

This might be a useful homework task

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