I love the customizable flash activities that are a part of the Lesson Activity Toolkit. I thought I would give a brief overview of each one and an example of how I might use it. Each activity comes in a variety of colours to suit your mood or theme.
This has been one of my most popular posts, but when I looked back at it, there are three things that I really wanted to add to it. In my classroom there are 3 tools from the Lesson Activity Toolkit 2.0 that really add to my teaching and to my classroom management.
The original 14!
|1) Vortex – The vortex is a fancy sorting tool – the answers will only go into the correct vortex, and spin out of the incorrect choice. There are both text and image options.|
|2) Image Match – match the picture with the correct labels.|
|3) Pairs – just like classic memory – works with both text and images, just drag and drop images on to the tiles in the setup. You can change and modify the number of tile pairs.|
|4) Category Sort – Drag and drop the words or images into the correct category. Self checking!|
|5) Tiles – This application reveals what is behind it, one square at a time. You can select how many squares you want. You can put text, an image, or multiple images behind the tiles. I like it to interrogate a historical picture, breaking down a photo or painting into pieces, then looking at is as a whole.|
|6) Word Guess – Very fun! It’s just like hangman, with the choices of soccer, basketball, or my favorite the tomato splat. Choose the letters to try to guess the missing word. Fun vocabulary practice.|
|7) Anagram – Rearrange the letters to unscramble the words. It allows for hints, and even hints with a picture to help.|
|8 ) Multiple Choice – a simple multiple choice question option. You can add up to 10 questions to the same set.|
|9) Image Arrange – put the pictures in order. This one is great for sorting, ordering, or patterns.|
|10) Image Select – allows you to import up to 18 images. The images appear in a large box and the students have to select or write in the correct label.|
|11) Hot Spot – You place dots in a background based on the instructions in the top red bar. The background can be a grid, human body, map, or other custom image.|
|12) Word Biz – Spell out the answer to the question in the box.|
|13) Sentence Arrange – drag and drop the sentences (or single words) to put them in order.|
|14) Timeline reveal – click on a labelled dot to reveal information. Great for dates on a timeline, but the interval between dots is fixed. With some creativity it can be used for more than just time.|