OTI Dropbox Monthly Update
New resources and ideas to hand
This is the first monthly update of what is new in Dropbox. The intention of the bulletin will be to highlight the new resources, ideas and suggestions for OTI. I have catalogued the resources from twitter and we are updating the teacher and school information on the resources already in dropbox.
The idea is that when a member of staff within your cohort shares a resources with us to use they will be rewarded with a thank you letter and certificate. Stephanie has a list of staff this will be sent to once the certificate has been finalised. We are hoping the back log will be completed by the middle of March. An email with the permission letter has been sent to you separately. Once signed this needs to be emailed or sent back to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if a resource, video clip or photo is to be used.
Thank you for completing the survey monkey, amongst the many suggestions, the findings showed the following:
- Most of us have access to Dropbox
- We would like to see more unique and interesting examples
- Alerts about new resources (this should help)
- Early years examples
- Feedback techniques
- Subject specific tarsia's, learning grids, top trumps, living graphs and mysteries
- Breakdown of 'how to for each module'
- Information on celebration events
I will regularly send updates for the new resources in dropbox. The idea I would like to trial is if you have any resources you think were fabulous and could help fill some of the 'gaps' we have highlighted could you add the resources under your name in the 'awaiting approval' file with a small breakdown of what is happening, the teachers name and the school. Thank you.
Happy Half term
Wendy and Steph
New Resources this month
Code of Practice
Yr 3 Halloween 6x6
Adapted 6by6 grid for yr2 descriptive writing
6by6 grid word problems in maths
Adapted 6by6 grid 'casual connectives'
'Magping ideas' leads to collaboration in this yr2 class during
Gifted and Talented Challenged in this mathematical game
Tarsia adaptation - Reception
Feedback cards in class
Great 6x6 grid used in a year 9 Science lesson
Picture incorporated 6x6 grid
Top trumps to peer assess acrylic key-rings feedback DT
6x6 grid for next piece of emotive writing
6by6 grid on B2 enzymes
Nitrogen Cycle Learning Grid
Tarsia – Forces
Relevance to students
Reporters tweet to counteract the arguments
Tarsia used after watching a video to recall and analyse information
Large Visual organisers – retelling a story
Feedback and Reflection twisters
Challenge and help folders
Yr4 looking to correct teachers mistakes & Q each other as they parachute themselves into the lesson
Fishes for challenging questions
WHAT IF Questarium
HOQs presented 2 school Govs & HT 2 challenge their thinking
Question Wall Display
'Blooms dice' used to Q each other and make links between the different deviance's
Working Wall essay plan Prosecution or defence?
Hint cards to build autonomy. Only 3 allowed while learners in the Pit
Great Living Graph activity
Addressing Enduring Love in A2 English Lit lesson
somewhere between Homer and Holmes?
Mystery and a simple Graphic Organiser to help Julien pick his options
Spinner and Venn diagram graphic organiser
French Pit - Le Puits.
Start in Dover, try to get to Calais.
'Brain Tubes' (help desk idea)
Mystery - "What should Ruth do?"
Metacognition with a girlie touch
Visual organisers to help shape the girls thoughts
Students choosing their own 'challenge' starting points
Visual Organisers/Intrinsic Motivators relevance
Building learner autonomy by building 'stuckness' routines
Mystery – treasure hunt What have the Romans ever done for us?
"Switch the sheet!" work on Pythagoras then switch, check
Students reaching a consensus – visual organisers
Visual organisers and writing on tables
Parachute and Mystery - a dead Buddhist Monk!!
Living Graph - The role of women in WW1.
What happened to the Harbour Light shop in Boscastle? mystery
Does the Englishman deserve the job? 1066 and all that BOSC
French statements into A*/A, C or E then personal task
A personalised pit! Vous etes ici-not for long! Learners set own targets & aim high BOSC
Once the debate is over students decide the 'winning factor'
Yr 7 Team Captains review performance and feedback for a team talk....
Verbal feedback sticker
Exit Cards (feedback) reflecting on where they are and what they still need to do - Exit cards
Early Years - why not have a look and see what's been added!
New folders - Celebration Event
Have you added any resources recently?
Got a few minutes over half term?
Can you add some resources to your folder?
Have you got some unique ideas to share with us?