Are you making the most of our Clicker 6
resources? We know many of you download the free Clicker 6 activities published regularly on LearningGrids
. Do you make use of the Teacher Notes which accompany these resources? If this is something you’ve never used, I’d recommend you take a look – it may get you thinking about how you could be making more of these resources to support you, and your students’ learning.
The notes are presented in a specific format, and are designed to give an overview of the learning intentions, suggestions on how to introduce the activities, and ideas for further work. Let’s take Frog Life Cycle – Read
as an example to illustrate this.
On the start page or grid, where the resource title is displayed, click on the "i" button (you can see this highlighted in the screenshot above). A pop-up containing the Teacher Notes will open. Generally, these are set out in three clear sections.
The first section, About the Clicker Set
, outlines the activity and the ideas covered.
The next section, Introducing and using the set
, suggests simple steps to help you introduce the activity to your students. It offers some ideas for getting you started and tips for using the resource.
The final More Resources
section highlights other resources which may be of interest to you – these may be linked to the theme of the resource or to the activity type. A search term is suggested to help you find similar types of activities, or activities on the same theme. This section also lists any resources which have a direct connection to the current set. This means you can find and download differentiated or alternative activities related to the content, helping you to address the needs and abilities of all your students. Sometimes, additional “Powered by Clicker
” resources are referenced which may be useful if you’re looking to go into a particular topic in more depth. And for those of you who like to create your own resources, there’s a note about Templates or Wizards which could be used to create similar activities.
We appreciate how busy school life can be and we want you (and your students) to get the most out of our Clicker 6 resources. Hopefully, our Teacher Notes will help you to make full and meaningful use of the resources, as well as inspiring further ideas.