Virtual machines
Starters
RecapA starter briefly recapping this lesson, meant to be used as a starter in the following lesson. (subscription only) 

Ten QuestionsA lesson starter activity. A volunteer (either a student or class teacher) is given a slip of paper so they know 'what they are'. The rest of the class can ask up to a maximum of 10 questions to guess what they are. The volunteer can only answer 'yes' or 'no' (subscription only) 
topics Instructions 
321Lesson starter. Display this on the whiteboard as students are walking through the door. They can work individually or in pairs to come up with the answers. Good for differentiation as all students should be able to get at least one of the six points. (subscription only) 

Questions to askA starter task. Students are given a list of categories and asked to write down the questions they would like answered from today's lesson (subscription only) 
Starters or plenaries
What? Why? How?Starter or plenary task. Students are asked three questions framed as “What?” “Why” and “How?” (subscription only) 

Pick meThis provides a differentiated starter or plenary activity. Students are given a question and work in groups to come up with an answer. (subscription only) 

Three factsA starter or plenary task in which students are asked to write down three facts that they can remember off the top of their heads about the topic. (subscription only) 

Give me tenA starter or plenary task. Students work in pairs before joining up with another pair to expand their list. (subscription only) 

Just a minuteStarter or plenary task. Students are asked to talk to a partner about this topic for 60 seconds whilst abiding by a set of rules (subscription only) 
Plenaries
MastermindA plenary activity which is loosely based on the game show 'Mastermind' (subscription only) 

Teach me aboutLesson plenary. Students become the teacher! One student is tasked with preparing a five minute revision starter about this topic for the beginning of the following lesson. (subscription only) 