OER4Schools/ICT/slideshow in OpenOffice
Ensure that you have plenty of time for this task to be planned!
You should allow at least half an hour to 45 min.
This activity requires one of the following files
- File:Monarch Life Cycle.odp for OpenOffice Impress or
- File:Monarch Life Cycle.ppt for MS PowerPoint.
- Alternatively, you can view the pictures here: life cycle of a butterfly and use your own software for arranging them.
Pair work (10 min) to download the files. Start by downloading the presentation files above (or the pictures individually), and have a look at them. With a grade buddy, use presentation software to arrange and present them in the right sequence. If you have difficulty arranging the slides, read the background note below.
Same-task group work (30 min): Plan an activity with ICT in year groups. In year groups plan an activity together (i.e. all grade 4 teachers plan a lesson for grade 4 together; grade 5 teachers together for grade 5; etc). Whilst in your group:
- discuss with your colleagues (from the same grade) which topics you have coming up next week, and whether some of these topics would work particularly well with groupwork and ICT
- choose a topic that you will be teaching for which this type of activity is useful
- find some appropriate images for your chosen topic and plan a presentation for your students to re-order (you can find pictures that are open resources (Creative Commons licensed) at http://www.flickr.com/search/advanced/)
- make active use of the computers to identify useful images together and download them
Read the following background text if you need help with downloading Flickr images.
Think about the following when planning your activity (keep a note in your activity template):
- What instructions will you give to your students to enable them to carry out this ICT activity effectively?
- How will you ensure everyone participates and everyone learns? How will you stretch all learners?
- What will you say to the groups to ensure this?
- Consider how the computers will be swapped between groups, and between pupils within a group, to ensure that there is effective access for everybody.
This week for homework you will try:
- an image-based task in the classroom (as prepared above) and
- typing practise in the classroom which students would do individually, recording their scores, perhaps for a league table.
Further tips on how to do the typing practice activity are available here (typing practice with students), and included below. Use this information to come up with some ideas for typing practise.
You can print this content on a separate sheet here: OER4Schools/Typing_practice_with_students.