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I have designed an OAA SoW that looks at developing my student’s problem solving, team work and oracy skills with the core focus being ‘effective communication’.
Some of the activities are old firm favourites (but the old ones sometimes are the best).
The first few activities were simplistic but very effective:
1. Shuffle the pack- Where teams of 7-10 students stand on the bench. Without touching the floor, students must organise themselves on the bench in different orders: height, alphabetical, age etc.
2. Team challenge.
In teams of 8-10 students to work together so that they get passed the finish line first. The ball must be passed backwards, over the head and under the legs. The person at the back then moves to the front of the line. This can progress to the team having to pass/roll the ball through the legs to the person at the back who then runs to the front.
3. After looking at what types of communication we use and how we should communicate to be effective, students quickly listed on the board what effective communication is.
With this in mind, students then in teams took part in the Broadway swamp challenge. Each team has 2 mats and must get from one island to the other without touching the gym floor (swamp) where there were girl eating piranhas, sharks and alligators.
Progressions that I incorporated:
That they had to carry a very rare golden bird egg (basketball) from one island to the other without dropping it, but every time they stood on a new mat they had to change the egg carrier.
I also added traffic cones that represented islands of ravenous tigers that they had to avoid and to help protect themselves they had to throw a hoop over it to get by safely
Non participants were involved in peer assessment and evaluated individual performances and identified the strengths within the lesson.
Building on team work skills and developing effective communication, I created a blind fold challenge assault course, where in pairs students had to take it in turns to guide their blindfolded partner around the course safely. Initially they were able to hold their partner to help them guide them around.
After they had completed the course the class reflected on their effectiveness and answered the question on the board.
Also see under the iPad tab the use of QR codes and iPads in OAA.
Any feedback would greatly be appreciated to continue developing effective and efficient resources.
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I will upload my resources into the PEgeeks drop box as soon as I can, so feel free to use and adapt.