Getting started with the Wordpad2s

Making a Wordpad activity is akin to making a normal one as described in the getting started tutorial.

You'll go through the same stages step-by-step, but this time, there's an extra stage 'Wordpad setup'.

1. Pick a template

You'll start by picking a template that has a game that requires Wordpads. To quickly find out which these are, change the filter settings from 'All' to 'Wordpad'.

The following templates have one or more Wordpad games:-

Bar graph | Brainstorm | Category brainstorm | Circle time | Flip tiles | Group sort | Maths tiles | Quiz | Rank order | Rating scale | Simple tiles | Tally table

Find out more about the templates here

2. Enter your content

The content stage works in exactly the same way as without the Wordpads. Note that some templates, such as Brainstorm will skip this stage.

Find out more about the 'Enter your content' stage

3. Choose the game

Most templates have a mixture of Wordpad and non-Wordpad games. If the USB receiver isn't plugged in, the Wordpad games will be greyed out - so now is a good time to insert it if that's the case.

Pick one of the games that starts with the word "Wordpad ..."

Watch videos of the Wordpads in action

Find out more about the 'Choose the game' stage

4. Wordpad setup

The purpose of this screen is to decide how the Wordpad users will register themselves. First time you do this, we recommend you just run with the default settings by just pressing 'Play'.

Find out more about the 'Wordpad setup' stage

5. Play

As with non-Wordpad games, you enter a full screen play mode when you press 'Play'. The controls are the same: a combination of gestures and the play menu.

6. Review

Following a Wordpad game you'll almost always find that the 'Results' section of this screen is filled in. This gives you data on the contributions that each student made. From here you can export the data into other software such as Excel.

Find out more about the 'Review' stage

Topics in this section

Getting started | Wordpad setup | Reprogramming the firmware