Cinemas and ICT: tasks

Starters / Plenaries

Acting up

A fun starter activity.

Students are given a character card. They then have to explain a term related to this topic whilst staying in character.

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Consider all Reasons

Students are given an open ended statement related to the topic.  In pairs, they identify as many reasons as possible in order to provide an answer to the statement

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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 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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Crossword Clues

Students are given a completed crossword and asked to write the clues.  This task is an excellent way to help students really understand the meaning of each term.
Differentiation is achieved through the complexity of the clues written.

Students can swap clues and provide feedback on their clarity.

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Fill-in-the-gaps

Students are given a piece of text with a number of key words removed. The key words appear in a table above the text. They need to replace the words correctly back into the text.

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Once upon a time ...

Students are given a set of words related to this topic and asked to make up a story incorporating as many of the terms as possible.

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PNI

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

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Prioritise

Students are given a set of terms related to this topic. They are asked to prioritise them in order of importance.

NOTE: there is no one correct answer. The aim is to encourage higher order thinking skills and to get students to think about and justify their decisions with a partner.

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Six angles

Students work in teams to consider the solution to problem or scenario from six different angles

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