June 25th, 2015

Interactive Resources for Interactive Whiteboards

Create interactive games and resources quickly and easily using Triptico to make your whiteboards interactive

Triptico is an excellent resource for teaching staff to create interactive resources and use in conjunction with their interactive whiteboards. All resources can be saved for later use. Using triptico resources enables all students to be involved in the lesson. The resources are fun and interactive, which engages students. You can be up and running within 10 minutes with a fun, interactive resource for your next lesson.

Triptico is not difficult to use and so allows both Teachers and Students to be involved. You can also ask students to create their own games and resources and set quizzes for each other and at the same time are learning themselves. They love the challenge of being able to play teacher and setting questions for their peers. They like to be competitive in thinking of difficult questions so that the opposite team do not win.

It is a great way to progress from using the whiteboard simply for powerpoints and enables students to be involved and hands on. I asked students to take it in turn to stand at the board and click the spinner and ask a question to the class for the rest of the students to answer. It was a good way to get students up and about and active.

Using Triptico is a useful way to share resources between departments and share awareness of digital learning and how to blend e-learning resources with traditional methods of teaching. It is also a useful way to include equality and diversity and functional skills. Using Triptico is a useful revision tool too and an ideal way to summarise the lesson’s learning objectives into one place and test student’s understanding.

Interactive Resources for Interactive Whiteboards

I’ve been using text spinner, for students to click and receive a question to test their learning. I’ve included in the text spinner, questions to cover all the learning objectives from the lesson and it has been a fun way for students to test their learning in all the key points from the lesson. Using triptico resources creates more interaction between students and the teacher.

I also liked having the spinner displayed on the board, whilst students were working and would randomly click the spinner to ask a question. If students walked past the board, I’d ask them to click the spinner and answer the question. It was a good way to constantly keep asking key questions about the unit being studied, throughout the lesson.

There are four kinds of interactive resources to choose from, which are easily edited to tailor for your own lesson: interactive tools, timers, selectors and quizzes. Below are images taken from the website showing all the resources you can create. You can combine resources together on your whiteboard, so for example, you may use a timer, in conjunction with a selector.

Interactive Resources for Interactive Whiteboards

Interactive Resources for Interactive Whiteboards

Interactive Resources for Interactive Whiteboards

Interactive Resources for Interactive Whiteboards

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