The pleasure at seeing your own name on a screen is fantastic. Go on, admit it, even adults like to see their name in lights!
Offering a set of credits in your lesson makes a wonderful finish to the lesson, is something that can be on-going throughout your time in class and is incredibly simple to do.
Although the most slick way in a time-starved situation of making credits is to use PowerPoint or Keynote, a slightly adjusted Word document can give the same effect.
In document set-up, make the paper as long as you can, then adjust the font to a good legible size, 24 points high or so. Make it a clear sans serif font, and centre it. If you get chance beforehand, add some categories, such as ‘most sensible question’, ‘impressive adding skills’ – anything that adds value to the child’s expectation of completion.
Add children’s names to the credits throughout the lesson. You could even intersperse the credits with key phrases made by pupils, or important facts that you wish the class to learn or remember.
When you are finishing your lesson, draw attention to the credits. You can make the words scroll down slowly if you have a scroll wheel. Place the arrow on the screen, press once, and then move it slightly south. The words should start to slowly scroll! A quick and easy effect that is also a record-keeping technique, as well as a good introduction to the next lesson.