Yet another ‘legacy’ resource has been updated – this time it is the ‘Order Sorter’ – which means that you can launch, share and manage activities for this resource directly from your ‘My Saves’ tab.
The new version works in much the same way as the previous version:
- Drag the panels up and down using the button on the left of each panel.
- Drop panels to automatically update and rearrange the activity.
- Click the main part of each panel to edit the text.
- Click the title to edit it.
- Drag panels to the right of the screen to delete them (release the panel when it is red to delete it – as shown in the image above).
- Add new panels by opening the menu and clicking the ‘Add New Panel’ button.
- Save a snapshot of your board (to use in a blog post or PowerPoint, for example) by clicking the ‘Save an Image of my Board’ button.
- Turn the sound on or off as required.
There are also some brand new features:
- You can change the font to best suit your learners and the language that you are working in.
- You can instantly randomise the panels with a click of a button in the menu.
- Following feedback via the activity stream, I have also added a ‘check’ button.
If you are new to the ‘Order Resource’ and are unsure about how to use it, here are a few ideas that may help:
- Put the stages of a process in the correct order.
- Arrange a list of directions in the correct order.
- Order a list of sums from lowest to highest answer.
- Put a list of words in alphabetical order.
- Put a list of countries in order of population.
- Put a timeline of events in the correct order.
- Use the resource to decide on the order of a lesson or workshop.
- Puts groups in order according to how well they are working.
- Put a poem in the correct order.
- Rank statements in order of importance (for example: ‘Why should we learn a second language?’).
- Put the characters from a novel or play in order according to various questions (‘Who is most to blame for…’, ‘Who is the most powerful…’).
- Arrange a recipe in the correct order before cooking.
- Order the most important things learned during a particular lesson.
- Order foods according to how healthy they are.
- Order a list of sports according to how many people make up a team.
- Order the planets by distance from the sun.
- Arrange a list of animals by the number of legs they have.
- Use the resource to randomly decide the order in which students or groups will deliver a presentation.
- Structure a piece of creative writing.
- Plan an essay.
- Put a sentence in the correct order.
- Drag a list of books into the order in which they were published.
- Arrange a list of elements by atomic number.
- Arrange a list of words in the order in which they entered the English language.
- Any of the above, in any language that you like!
In short, ‘Order Sorter’ is yet another incredibly flexible resource that you can adapt to suit any topic, for any age or ability of learner and in any language of your choice.
You can add as many panels as you like, edit them and remove them and – to push learners – add new panels during an activity.
When you have created an activity, you can share it with colleagues at the click of a button!
If you have any questions about this or any other Triptico resource then please get in touch.
I hope that you will find this new version of the ‘Order Sorter’ to be helpful – please let me know if you use it in your teaching: feedback is always very much appreciated (and may lead to a brand new feature – such as the addition of a ‘Check’ button!).
Thank you for visiting the Triptico blog, David.