Wednesday, 22 May 2013

BARCA 2013

We are rapidly approaching the school trip to Barcelona. We will be moblogging this trip using a mobile to post photos and comments on a daily basis

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

“Play is the highest form of research.”~ Albert Einstein

Having tapped in to the genius idea of Jenga thanks to @elvisrunner I am now going to try out two ideas by her sister, @valleseco, both based on TV game shows.
Firstly, there is Pointless. For those who haven't seen it, the aim of the game is to score least points by providing the least common answer.  I am going to get the pupils to play in pairs with mini whiteboards. They will read the question, write their answer and then award the points according to my answers on the slide. If their answer isn't on the board, they will score the maximum 100. This isn't ideal but I can't see any other way round it.

Secondly, we are going to play Blankety Blank. In order to involve more of the class, I am going to have two teams of 3, with the others all being panelists. The pupils in the two teams will view the slide and write down their answer at the same time as the panelists. They will then score a point for each panellist who has the same answer. The winning team will go through to the Supermatch game. They will choose 3 panelists to write down the answer at the same time as them. They win if one of the panelists has the same answer as them. I will let you know how it goes.

Jenga explained in detail

I've had a few queries so here goes..
I numbered the Jenga sets in  their own plastic box with 1-6 in different colours on the box lid. I then numbered the Jenga blocks 1-48 with a felt tip the same colour as the box lid. eg Set 1 had 1 written in red on the lid and all the blocks were numbered 1-48 in red.
Pupils take it in turns to remove a block using one hand only and answer the question of the number on the block. They then place the block on top of the Jenga tower before play passes to the next person in the group. If they can't answer it, they need to remove another block. If they knock the tower over, have a forfeit ready like everyone else in the group gets a sticker or they have to sing a song...
Hope this helps..