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Induction Ice-breaker Activities

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on November 1, 2007 at 4:40:17 pm
 

 Induction Ice-breaker Activities

 

 

Some suggestions for interesting, fun online ice-breaker activities. Please add your contributions, together with a short description below. Add your name to the list of contributors and thanks!

 

 

Create a monster name avator: http://monster.namedecoder.com/

 

Montage-a-google is a simple web-based app that uses Google's image search to generate a large gridded montage of images based on keywords (search terms) entered by the user. Not only an interesting way of browsing the net, it can also be used to create desktop pictures or even posters http://grant.robinson.name/projects/montage-a-google/

 

Guess-the-google reverses this process by picking the keywords for you, the player must then guess what keyword made up the image - it's surprisingly addictive http://grant.robinson.name/projects/guess-the-google/

 

"Truth and Lies" is an effective activity for introducing a facilitator to a group, and participants to each other. It works well even if some participants know each other well already. 

http://adulted.about.com/od/icebreakers/a/ib_liar.htm

 

This site has loads of ideas

http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/teachtip.htm#firstday

 

I've used the video clip (John West salmon ad) tucked into the beginning of a presentation on a few occasions and it always puts a group into a good mood and it still makes me laugh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOpKFPEah3E

 

Dangerous Dave Tredz Game

 

This is utterly silly but very funny http://www.tredz.co.uk/Game.asp As an icebreaker could see which students can get the highest score. 

 

Thanks to our contributors:

 

Alison Trimble

Dave Foord

Hazel English

Mandy Staunton

Peter Tretheway

Martin Harmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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