Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Spelling, PowerPoint and hyperlinking


Create your week of spelling activities in PowerPoint. I like to use PowerPoint because I can hyperlink to websites and files on my computer. In this example I have listed the topic words for the week. Students who have access to the computers can type out this list 3 times and it is projected on the screen for the rest of the class to copy into their books. There is a hyperlink below that to a website called Look, Cover, Write and Check. You can type in your word list and be tested online. This is a great activity for fast finishers and for children who need some incentive to learn their words.
This next activity has been created in Jigzone. Upload a photo to Jigzone, set the number of pieces and save it. I created these images in PowerPoint by typing in all the words, rearranging them, inserting a shape behind them, grouping all the images and then right clicking to use the option 'Save as Picture'. Then I uploaded the image to Jigzone. I could then hyperlink the image I had made from PowerPoint to the jigsaw I had made.





This activity has been created in Inspiration and has been saved as a file to my computer. So all I had to do was hyperlink to the file from PowerPoint.

2 comments:

Human Body Project said...

I teach ten year olds in Edinburgh and enjoyed reading your blog.

Have you come across the free online spelling website "Spelling City"?

Regards

Lucy

Jacqui Sharp said...

Hi Lucy
yes I do know this site and I have used it with kids. I particularly like how you can add your own words. Here are some links to other great Spelling sites http://delicious.com/sharpjacqui/spelling