Noah Katz, one of the Digital Literacy Coaches at Dover came across this fantastic resource which he shared with me.
Triptico (designed by David Riley) is a FREE download which works very nicely in conjunction with IWBs. The free download gives you a number of desktop resources which are fully customizable.
What I love about them most of all is that they are so aesthetically pleasing! I have seen other countdown timers, but none that look as good as this one!
Below are a few examples of the tools in the Triptico IWB toolkit.
Hourglass – countdown timer
Class Timer – another countdown timer
Question Quiz – provide the answer and have students guess the question. Award points to teams if they guess correctly
Class Magnets – create a set of magnets for your class. You could get them to drag their names up to the board when they arrive to record attendance. There are lots of other different ways to use this tool, particularly if you select a different background from the ones on offer.
Find Ten – create a quiz of sorts, and get students to guess which 10 things match the category you choose.
Order Resource – This would work extremely well with Kath Murdoch’s ‘More True than False, More False than True’ activity. Essentially, just order the statements.
What’s in the Box – this is similar to the TV Show ‘It’s in the Bag’. You choose a box, then decide whether to keep it, or risk playing on.