Notes for Teachers

The Ideas Factory can be used both as resource for individual planning and reflection, and as a tool for group work for classroom teaching. Indeed, often interesting story ideas can appear out of group work, and become the basis for individual creative writing pieces.

We recommend that if you intend to encourage pupils to use The Ideas Factory for individual work it is introduced via a group demonstration, which is an opportunity for introducing how the tool works and wider discussion of the practice of creative writing.

It can be adapted to different ages and stages, depending upon the level of depth you explore the ideas presented. The resource has been formatted to be suitable for display on most whiteboards.

Download the Teachers Notes pdf (size here) for more detailed notes on using the resource as a teaching tool.