12 Days of Christmas Tech, a guide on how to use technology in the classroom in the run up to Christmas to engage pupils and improve ICT skills. Available to purchase and download now!
The activities in this pack look at ways you can use computers to design creative activities for pupils in the run up to Christmas.
The activities use easily obtained tools and resources and can be adapted for KS1 and KS2. They will help pupils to develop and improve their ICT skills, collaborate on projects and improve their planning and problem solving skills. The activities included are:
1. Animated greeting card
Use a presentation tool to create an animated greeting card. Plan, design and use animation techniques to create falling snow.
2. Audio poem
Create a Christmas soundscape using audio recording software. Plan, rehearse and improve the poem before sharing with a wider audience.
3. Advent calendar
Explore and use the tools within presentation software to create an interactive Advent Calendar. Use effective search techniques to find interesting facts about Christmas.
4. Scratch game
Explore how a Scratch script behaves, tinker and remix an existing project to create an interactive game in Scratch to share with a wider audience and receive feedback.
5. In the news
Remix an existing news report. Study the messages within a given media and consider how these can be transmitted to a wider audience through a news report.
6. Quiz time
Gather feedback and understanding from pupils. Review results and reflect on learning.
7. Holiday memes
Use technology to enhance and edit an existing image. Share finished results with a wider audience.
8. Christmas writing paper
Learn and use the tools within a text editing program to produce printable media that can be used by others.
9. Christmas facts and figures collaborative wall
Design and build a collaborative learning wall in real time. Pupils can add thoughts, information, pictures, audio and images to the wall to combine their thoughts and feedback.
10. Snowflake angles in Scratch
Explore and calculate the angles in a regular polygon to design symmetrical snow flake designs and patterns.
11. QR code Christmas
Create QR Codes to provide a multimedia learning experience, design and publish multimedia information
12. An animated Christmas
Collection of 8 themed animation ideas using 2D and/or 3D animation. Plan, storyboard and create animations to share with a wider audience.