iCycle has 3 printed resources – a trainer’s manual, children’s workbook and a newsletter for parents. These are distributed at training days prior to cycle training being carried out. The iCycle website also has copies of these materials which can then be viewed on whiteboards in the classroom.
A key feature of the iCycle resource is that it is fully linked to the Curriculum for Excellence. These links help trainers and teachers work together and show how the learning fits into the 4 capacities. Peer and self-assessment activities have been developed and are available to view on a whiteboard or print out. There are also interactive games such as a wordsearch, quiz and drag and drop activities which reinforce learning.
Additionally the website has 8 film clips with children from one of our schools actually going through their cycle training with an instructor. This takes trainers through how a session might be run – they give a flavour of what takes place and last a maximum of 15 minutes so it is easy for the trainer to view or even to show to children who might learn better visually.