Interactive whiteboard

Smart Notebook activity, overhead transparency or other on-screen resource.

Demonstrative pronouns for Entry ESOL

Submitted by Andrew Nava on Wed, 2016-06-15 20:45

ESOL: General ESOL

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Interactive whiteboard

Level: E2, E3

This is an interactive Smart Notebook exercise that assesses learners’ understanding of the demonstrative pronouns this, that, these, those. It’s really designed as a means of assessment following teaching the this bit of language but could also be used as an introduction or a revision exercise (depending on the level of the class).

On the first slide it is the arrows which the learner needs to know about. Long arrows means further away and short arrows means near(by).

Purpose of Text interactive PowerPoint

Submitted by Richard Scott on Mon, 2015-08-17 10:08

Literacy: Recognise purpose, Functional English - reading, Use language style and purpose

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Interactive whiteboard

Level: E3, L1, L2

A movable PowerPoint that can be used as a starter, revision, recap, group activity, etc. Covering ALL FOUR purposes: INFORMATIVE, INSTRUCTIVE, PERSUASIVE and DESCRIPTIVE. Can be used in conjunction with the ‘comparison table’ which contains the same information in the simple and quick reference table (see my other resources).

Editor’s note
For full interactvity DO NOT use full screen

Metric conversions - length, weight and capacity

Submitted by Lee Foster on Sat, 2012-02-25 12:04

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.7

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A notebook file to help support learners with different units of metric measurement and to show how length, weight and capacity follow similar paths.

Synonyms, antonyms and acronyms

Submitted by Helen Holt on Wed, 2012-01-25 11:49

Literacy: Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Interactive whiteboard, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

This resource explores the differences between synonyms, antonyms and acronyms.
It includes an introductory PPT, a sorting activity with synonym cards, a Smart Notebook activity for interactive whiteboards, an antonym work sheet, and a synonym writing exercise.

I have found this a great resource for encouraging learners to explore a greater range of vocabulary, use dictionary and thesuarus skills, improve spelling and encourage descriptive

Perimeter, area, volume for IWB

Submitted by Leia Fee on Sat, 2011-09-17 18:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L1.10

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard

Level: L1, L2

Lovely introduction to perimeter, area and volume. The learner can move squares and 3D blocks around to see how area and volume relate to physical squares / cubes.

Please note you must have the ActivInspire interactive whiteboard software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use the flipchart resource.
A free personal edition is available for download at

Interactive rounding resources

Submitted by Emma Hayward on Mon, 2011-09-05 16:04

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/E3.7, N1/L1.8

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard, Interactive worksheet

Level: E3, L1

Introduce the topic using the Smart Notebook activity.
8 identical pages, each with a blank number line, a movable arrow to show the position of the number to be rounded and a sentence at the bottom to state what is happening.
Learners can fill in the ends of the number line to see what values are relevant to the question i.e. rounding 23 to the nearest 10 would be either 20 or 30 as an answer.

Scale diagram resources for IWB

Submitted by Elizabeth Adeyemi on Sun, 2011-09-04 14:16

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.11, MSS1/L2.10

Free tags: Practice task in the style of OCR Functional Skills assessment. Could be used for exam practice.

Context: Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Interactive whiteboard, Investigation or project

Useful set of two resources.
1) A Smart notebook file that introduces the topic, provides practice questions and finishes with a room decorating project and a self-assessment check.

Fraction Wall

Submitted by Angela Qarini on Tue, 2011-06-28 15:45

Numeracy: N2/L1.1, N2/E3.2, N2/L2.1

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard

Level: E3, L1, L2

Lovely wall to help students get to grips with equivalents. Covers 1/2, /1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10 and 1/12ths. Great for display on an interactive whiteboard and for laminating and using with dry wipe pens, etc.

Forms part of a set of 5 resources linked to an excellent L1-2 lesson plan (that focuses on expressing one number as a fraction of another).

Can also be used independently.

Numeracy: N1/E3.5, N1/L1.5

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Interactive whiteboard, Teaching idea

Level: E3, L1

Step by step method for using this very clever, little-known method of working out those tricky times tables from 6 to 9. (The method relies on the user knowing his or her “easier times tables” well so is not suitable for the complete times-tables novice. Very clear slides with lots of illustrated examples.
Please note you must have the Smart Notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use the Notebook resource

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