Want an easy way to create a word sort using a Smartboard? Try out these new Smartboard templates: Basic shapes (to look like a chart) and text boxes: 3 column, 30 words 4 column, 40 words Using a few Interactive Features from the Lesson Activities Toolkit in the Notebook software: 2 Category Vortex 3 Column [...]
A group of technology educators on Twitter have been passing around this great site for Early Readers on the Smartboard. It’s called LookyBook, and it presents picture books in a format that you can use on the Smartboard (or any computer, really). Here’s an thumbnail example I felt was appropriate for this time of year. [...]
Once you have the SmartBoard Notebook Software on your computer, I highly recommend that you download and check out the Lesson Activity Toolkit. It contains interactive templates for different games and lessons. It contains fun ways to practice things like: Category sort – Organize key words into two categories Key word matching – Match key [...]
I’m dedicating the next two or three posts to answering some Smartboard questions that have been asked since our recent in-services. This is one I’ve heard a lot: How do I use my Word Documents and PowerPoint shows with the Smartboard? It just so happens I ran across two really great 60 second videos to [...]
If your class receives one of the monthly editions of National Geographic Explorer, you might want to check out the website that goes with the magazine! National Geographic Young Explorer (Grades K-1) Even if you don’t subscribe to the magazine, you will love this site! Here you will find an interactive version of the magazine [...]
Teaching with Technology
Tina Coffey is an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Roanoke County Schools, in Roanoke, Virginia.
"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow."