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But we decided to take it even further and bring in a performance element.
In groups, the children were given a different shop:
Marks and Spencer
They first had to price up a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. Working out the value for their shop. They then were given the task to making a two-minute presentation to try and convince people to shop at their chosen shop.
They had to use their initial research to help and find their unique selling point. If the price was quite cheap focus on that. If it was more expensive think of words to exaggerate how tasty and delicious their food is. Some could research other shops and use a comparison to help persuade people to back their pitch.
As a way to add more purpose to the task, we decided to present our pitches LIVE on facebook. The winner would then be the team who gets the most votes/comments. I have previously blogged about using Facebook Live here.
I love this tool as the children knew they had an audience to present too. Over the weekend the video has had a reach of nearly 15k.
Some teachers have asked how we can do this and we have this covered in our permission form.
You can watch the children's presentations here. They would love a comment. All of this was done in our morning session, so with more time we would have polished some of our performances but I was still really pleased and proud of their efforts:
This week celebrates World Book Day (Thursday 6th March,) although I hoped to share these ideas a little earlier, I have been stuck in bed ill for the past few days so have been unable to do so.
However here are 10 ideas for celebrating World Book day using iPads. Well not all are strictly iPad based, but more incorporating some aspect of technology into your World Book Day theme.
1. Extreme Reading - This was something we did as a whole school last year. The idea is that you ask parents to take pictures of children reading in the most weird and peculiar place. We had over 200 entries and children really enjoyed creating and sharing their efforts. It really promoted how we value reading as a school and the two massive displays within the school reflect this.
2. Blog a Book Review - Fairly straightforward for those schools who blog, but get your class to choose their favourite book and blog a book review. Remind the children that when it is blogged it will be shared with a worldwide a…