Recently, I have been using the 5 minute lesson plan to structure my lessons. When I looked at the Engagement box, I had a long think about how could I use this as students come into my lesson, even before they sit down.
Some how whilst having this thought, I saw a clip from the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic games. When the camera panned out from a group of athletes it showed two athletes holding their smart phones in the air, with a scrolling message saying 'Thank you London'.
I then went onto the app store and downloaded a banner app. This has gone down very well in my lessons. i I have used it in theory lesson to give instructions for students before they sit down, and practical lessons outside with the learning objectives or key teaching points for skills.
Since iCab Internet Browser updated, it lost the ability to download video. Having a look around on the app store I came across a free version of iBolt Downloader & Manager. This app has been a great replacement for iCab, and has the same save function into your photo gallery, so you can edit it in iMovie or embed it straight into a Keynote presentation. Well worth the £0.69 price tag.
Let me know what you think.
I have just updated the webiste and added some new sections.
GCSE - Setting up a website.
ICT and PE - iMovie and how we use it.
SOLO Taxonomy - What it is and the basics of it.
I hope this is useful!
This is my new website designed to help PE teachers with a range of ideas from practical to theory lessons.
I believe their is nothing better than sharing good ideas.