What is a template?

The first stage in the process of creating an activity is to Pick a template.

A template encapsulates a general format or style of activity.

For example one template might be Quiz and all quizzes are activities that consist of a list of questions. However there might be many different games and options you could use that all have a list of questions at their heart.

Selecting a template is as simple as clicking on its icon from the first screen.

List of templates

Bar graph | Brainstorm | Category brainstorm | Circle time | Connecting tiles | Conveyor belt | Crossword | Flip tiles | Group sort | Image reveal | Labelled diagram | Match up | Matching pairs | Maths tiles | Moveable tiles | News feed | Numbered tiles | Quiz | Random wheel | Rank order | Rating scale | Seating plan | Sentence maker | Simple tiles | Sketch tiles | Spider diagram | Stacked tiles | Tally table | Tiles in a row | Twitter feed | Word maker | Wordsearch

Converting between templates

Imagine you've entered a series of keywords with their definitions using the match-up template. Now there are lots of other formats that have essentially the same type of information at their heart. Instead of 'keyword and definition', think 'question and answer' or 'clue and answer'?

This is where the conversion tool comes in. Whenever it's possible to take the content you entered and remodel it into a different template there's a quick way of doing this without having to reenter your content again. You'll find this convert tool either in the file menu, or as one of the tabs in the review stage.

For example, your match-up might instantly be turned into a crossword.

Read teaching ideas that work with conversions

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