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50 Starters for #ictcurric

As any sportsman will tell you, starting well is an essential part of succeeding and this is also true in teaching a lesson. But strong, dynamic starters can sometimes be a little tricky in ICT. Hence, I have compiled 50 starters to be used in ICT lessons as they are or adapted to suit your classroom. They are aimed in the first instance at Key Stage 3 but some are equally useful in other key stages.


As this is a starting point for a 'starters resource', I expect growth of the content on this wiki in a true crowdsourcing tradition. I have wherever possible accredited sources and expect the work on here to be respected according to Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 License.
Please:
  • Add resources that you use or would like to use
  • Do not feel restrained by what has been provided and put your own slant on materials (but please provide details of your slant!)
  • Adapt the materials so that they are used in other areas of lessons such as plenaries or as a theme for a whole lessonmorocco2_014_resize.jpg

Thanks for using and/or contributing to the resource in advance.

Nick Jackson (@largerama)

This idea for this wiki, it's development and content owe a lot to the influence of these folk and materials (in no particular order):
Tim Johnson (Fulford school)
@jpgreenwood
@infernaldepart
@zoeross19
@tombarrett
101 Red Hot ICT Starters by Max Begley and David Sadler (Letts)

(banner image has been adapted from original found under CC at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayneandd/4450543831/sizes/m/in/photostream/l)