Remember that you can download the Hopspots app on as many iPads you like, and that it does not have to be connected to the spots or the speaker unit when you make your own game content. Thus, you can easily prepare the games ahead of class.
Code a Spot works really well with small groups. If you prepared a game ahead you must take into consideration how many students you can activate with it, and what you will have the rest of the students do in the meantime – or they can watch the ones that are playing and learn from that.
The students can also make their own games – in that way everyone is activated easily: Divide the students into groups and have each group make their own games. You can print this template, which they can use for inspiration and plan how to programme the spots. Depending on the number of iPads you have, the students can take turns at programming their games in the app and playing each others games.
NB. Whenever you change iPads with Hopspots, you have to do a Colour pairing before the spots are ready for playing.
- Press Settings in the app, then mark Spot Master (becomes green), pick Colour pairing below it and follow the instructions on the screen. Now you are ready to play!
- The first time you connect and iPad with the spots it can take up to 8 seconds from when you step on the spot until it connects and shows a white light.
You can find more details in the manual.