This week B.Ed Primary Yr 2 students made resources for use with interactive whiteboards, bearing in mind the key quote from Higgins, Wall & Smith's research - 'The visual helps me understand the complicated things'. Some examples in Smart Notebook 10 format (unless otherwise indicated) below - made as visual resources to support teacher explanation and questioning. The task was time-limited and all the resources below were produced in less than 1.5 hours.
An interactive resource for ordering numbers up to 1000 in key stage two.
This uses features built into Smart Notebook to make a structured resource for teaching protractor use in key stage two.
This uses the familiar Barnaby Bear character and a letter writing context to practice use of some high frequency words in key stage one.
A resource to help in sorting fiction and non-fiction texts in key stage one.
Using clip art from the Notebook Gallery, this resource supports the teaching of circuit symbols and the features of series circuits in key stage two.
A resource to help in teaching the concept of old and new in key stage one history.
A Notebook file which uses audio to teach about musical instruments in key stage two.
A PowerPoint file to help in teaching estimation in key stage one.
A stand-alone application (made with Opus Creator) for teaching about 2D and 3D shapes in key stage two.
Tony Pickford is a tutor and writer on primary education.