Triptico – an essential resource for the interactive whiteboard

Triptico is an excellent resource for teachers to use in conjunction with their interactive whiteboards that currently contains around 20 different interactive resources - all of which can be easily edited, adapted and saved for later use

Triptico is an excellent resource for teachers to use in conjunction with their interactive whiteboards that currently contains around 20 different interactive resources – all of which can be easily edited, adapted and saved for later use.

Because Triptico is an application that runs in your computer (it runs on Adobe Air, so it’s compatible with both Macs and PCs), it can be used with any make and model of interactive whiteboard. This and the fact that it is free makes Triptico an absolute must have for every teacher wishing to make better use of technology in the classroom to engage students and foster classroom participation.

Once you have installed and launched the application, you can explore the different activities available by scrolling from left to right in the main screen or simply by clicking on favourites, which returns an very handy navigation pane.

From there you can easily navigate to any of the different interactive activity makers and you can then customise your own activities to suit your subject and lesson. As you can see, the resources on offer are often game-show inspired and range from (relatively) simple timers, image spinners and student selectors to games, quizzes and text analysis tools. The screenshots below give you an idea of the plethora of classroom-based interactive activities available:

Team Scorer
Team Scorer
Student Selector
Student Selector
What's The Question?
What’s the Question?
What's in the Box?
What’s in the Box?
Student Group
Student Grouping
Flip Timer
Flip Timer
Image Spinner
Image Spinner
Find Ten
Find Ten
Word Magnets
Word Magnets

 

The brains behind the Triptico resources is a very talented chap named David Riley, a teacher himself who aims to provide “inspiration for imaginative teachers”. If you think that these resources are a must have – and why wouldn’t you – then consider following David’s work on Twitter or subscribing to his blog.

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José Picardo

José is Assistant Principal at Surbiton High School and a Fellow of the RSA and Naace. He is interested in improving education and the way technology can be used to enhance and transform teaching and learning. José has been curating Box of Tricks since 2007 and holds a MA in ICT and Education.

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