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Alternative Activities

Here you design any alternative activities that you might need to use in case of unforeseen circumstances: for example, if technological problems prevent students from doing an activity in the main sequence. They should form part of your contingency plan.

If you want to try a new technique or tool for a familiar form of activity, choose either What technology can I use for...? or What can I do with...? for ideas, tips and examples.

For each activity:

  • Give it a brief title or label (e.g. 5-10 words)
  • With which activity in the learning session is it associated? Subject to functionality: may have drop-down list.
  • What is the nature of the activity: i.e.
    • What will students do, and what techniques will you use (e.g. note-taking, question-and-answer, brainstorming, mind-mapping, role play or one of the techniques listed on the Teaching Approaches & Techniques page)?
  • How will you accommodate differentiation?
  • Will you offer students a choice in what they do?
  • Which learning outcome does the activity support? You might want to look back to the Learning Outcomes page. Subject to functionality: may have drop-down list.
  • How long should the activity take (start & end times, or duration)?
  • Will students work individually, in pairs or in groups during the activity? If working collaboratively:
    • How big are the groups?
    • How do you want to divide up the students? (i.e. Can they choose, or do you want to decide yourself?)
  • How would you describe the teacher’s role (or roles) in this activity?
    • Examples: coach, leader, facilitator, instructor, mentor, moderator, presenter, supervisor
  • How will students get support and/or feedback?
    • While they work or after they have finished?
    • From the teacher, computer or each other?
  • What tools and resources will students need? e.g. books, handouts, Websites, IT, other equipment. Either include a short list on this page or remind yourself to look at the Resources page. Subject to functionality: may have drop-down list.

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