Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in comments
Search in excerpt
Search in posts
Search in pages
Search in groups
Search in users
Search in forums
Filter by Categories
#ScotEdChat
Admin
Art
Assessment
Book
Creativity
Curricular Areas
Curriculum
Differentiation
dyslexia
edubooks
English
Expressive Arts
gtcspl
History
ICT
Ideas
Implementation
Inclusion
Involving Pupils
Leadership
Literacy
mag
Maths
Modern Languages
Numeracy
Outdoor Learning
PE
Pedagoo
Pedagoo@PL
PedagooEvents
PedagooFriday
PedagooGlasgow
PedagooLocal
PedagooLondon
PedagooPeebles
PedagooReflect
PedagooResolutions
PedagooSunshine
Plenary
Primary
Professional Learning
Qualification
Research
Resource
Resource
Science
Scottish Learning Fringe
Skills
SLFringe
Social Studies
SOLO
TeachMeets
Technologies
tmlovelibraries
Uncategorized
Visible Learning
xmasparty
A touch of Scrabble – A brilliant plenary!
December 1, 2015
0

I first used this Scrabble based plenary a couple of years ago when I saw it on Amjad Ali’s – @ASTSupportAAli – wonderful toolkit – – http://cheneyagilitytoolkit.blogspot.co.uk/ – which is full of great ideas and really worth a visit. Take this link to what inspired the activity – http://cheneyagilitytoolkit.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/scrabble-tiles.html  …  One of these ideas is using the principles of Scrabble to promote and compare key words that help summarise students’ learning.

This activity asks students to come up with key words from the lesson and then use the letter points system in Scrabble to work out how much each word is worth promoting discussion and comparison with an edge of competition included if you can see who has got the word with the highest points score. Such was the popularity of this activity with my classes, I used it in an interview lesson and got a round of applause from the students who had never seen it before! More recently, I have seen this idea floating around Twitter a lot and it certainly deserves a place in the Pedagoo toolkit with Amjad Ali deserving credit for first sharing this idea nearly two years ago.

The link below will take you to a PowerPoint slide which contains the Scrabble activity and can be slotted into any presentation where needed.

Plenary – a touch of Scrabble

 


Leave a reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Skip to toolbar