The Word Magnets resource converts your content into magnets which can be dragged around the screen, resized, coloured and flipped over!
It is a perfect resource for matching, grouping, ordering, sorting, categorising, ranking, labelling – and so on!
In short, it is an extremely versatile resource which can be used in a multitude of different ways.
Magnets are moved by dragging and releasing:
To make a magnet bigger, swipe over it to the right:
Tip: Swiping right over multiple magnets will make them all bigger.
To make a magnet smaller, swipe over it to the left:
Tip: Swiping left over multiple magnets will make them all smaller.
To flip a magnet over, drag down across it:
Tip: Swiping down across multiple magnets will make them all flip over.
If your activity has a single column of content then the back of each magnet will be blank:
If you activity has two columns, the additional content will be displayed when the magnet is flipped over:
To change the colour of magnet, swipe up across it.
A menu will appear at the bottom of the screen:
You can then tap a colour panel to change the colour of the selected magnet:
You can lock magnets in place so that they will not move if they are dragged.
To do this, swipe up across the magnet. A menu will appear at the bottom of the screen:
Click the padlock to lock the magnet.
The magnet will then be ‘taped’ in place:
To unlock the magnet, swipe up across it and press the padlock again.
To use one of the background templates, open the menu and press the ‘Background’ button:
You can then choose from a selection of different templates:
When you click the ‘Done’ button, the template will be added to the background for you to use:
To add a new magnet, open the menu and click the ‘Add Magnets’ button:
You can then type the text that you would like to be displayed on the front of the new magnet:
You can also add text to the back of the magnet if you like.
When you have typed the text, click ‘Done’ to create the new magnet.