SMART classrooms...             engaged students, enhanced lessons, tactile & kinesthetic interaction for all learners

Using your SMARTboard Interactively

*Project what's under your document camera & highlight/annotate on item(s)

*Work on maps skills with smartboard gallery resources or online resources

- Shepperd Software map games  

- Google Maps

- Scribble Maps         (annonate & share Google Maps) --if you are just writing you don't need scribble Google Earth & use your smartboard pens to write on the maps

*Daily language (sentence, paragraph, passage)-Have kids come up and make changes using editing and proofreading marks. Use highlighter tool to highlight nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. ---Also can be used for writing: edit student writing or other writing sample

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*Grammar practice- scramble words from a sentence and have the kids rearrange them to create their own sentences. (text splitter tool- Notebook Lesson activity Toolkit 2.0 ) --could do with a passage too 


*Spelling practice- scramble letters from a word and have the kids rearrange them to create as many new words as they can (text splitter tool)


*Grammar practice- Use text splitter to split the words from a passage & sort them into noun, verb, adjective, etc.

*Illustrate and write a book as a class. Use the record feature to narrate the text (can even add object animation)

*Model a math problem using gallery manipulatives (teacher or students)

*Create an electronic word wall or class dictionary

*Work with any application on your computer (ex. Comic Life, Kidspiration/ Inspiration) - teacher or student can control that application from the board to demonstrate it, annotate to give di rections, or work collaboratively with the resource

*Brainstorm on any topic ---once words or ideas is written they can be moved/re-organized/sorted/grouped

*Create centers & use the object animation or record feature to make a directions page with an example for the activity

*Create board game centers - (using SMARTboard templates or online sites)

*Create review games

-online flash games (see interactive resources below for more sites)

-koosh ball notebook file (see your ETS for an example of this or download one from the Smart Exchange)

*Take a Virtual Field Trip
- Google Earth- free download (also has sky, Mars, &Moon views)

 ( Google Earth Field Trip Resources , Cool Places in Google Earth , Google Earth Outreach Showcase , Google Earth Lessons , Real World Math , Google Lit Trips , Virtual Field Trip Webcam Feeds )
- A Hotlist of Virtual Field Trips

- Scholastic Internet Field Trips (K-2 is on other tabs to see subject sites

- Colorado River Canyon 3D Tour  ( free 3D Glasses )

- Mars 3D Gallery

- 3D National Parks

- 3D Gallery of Insects

- 3D Microscopy (Science images)
- How to Make 3D Glasses

- Internet 4 Classroom - Virtual Field Trips

*Video conference with another class, an author, or an expert (you will need Skype loaded on your computer)

- Skype in the classroom

- Skype an Author

- EdTechTeacher-Skype


*Some Great information on using Interactive Boards from LearnNC

Interactive Resources

*How to import Flash files into Notebook*  

(word magnets, group/name selector, score clicker, timer, spinners...)

(post its, timeline, fishbone, venn diagram, jigsaw diagram...)

Super Teacher Tools
(jeopardy, millionaire, group picker, random name picker, hangman, flash lottery...) 

Teacher Led
(Interactive Whiteboard Resources)

Thinkfinity Games & Tools

(primary science interactives) 

Primary Resources
(primary flash files-many are math) 

Physics Flash Animations

PHET interactive simulations

Math & Science Mini Movies

(science teaching-aids for use with interactive whiteboards) 

(resources for teaching math) 

Online Mathematics Resources

PBS Kids Whiteboard Resources