Padlet

This tool enables you to visualise student feedback instantly. Padlet, which can be accessed through
http://padlet.com
is a tool that can do just this. Pupils can respond to a question that you have set up either during the lesson or for homework and share their thinking on this. This is a quick AFL check of learning, or a way to collect opinion.
We also have several sets of activexpression voting devices in school which also allow the text in facility.
Do remember that you can book almost a class set of tablets with internet access from the IT department. This means you could use the above in your lesson. Contact the IT team for more information on this.

Jumble it up

On the way into the classroom, provide each person with some text.

The task is for the pupils to find others in the class with text that fits with theirs within a set time period.

They should then order the text, or find out why it links together.

 

You could do this for writing of different genre, opposing ideas, different processes that you have been learning about.

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