Did you know that if you use an interactive white board (properly) to teach your students can increase achievement by 16%? (Marzano)
I was surprised by that figure! I had NO idea what the board in my room was capable of doing until this past week. I actually was mad at first because this giant thing appeared in my room (without much warning) and took up my entire white board. I thought... now what.. how am I going to teach?! It's funny to think back on that now. If you have an interactive white board and haven't had proper training on how to use it, I HIGHLY recommend finding a class! Just so you know, there is a newly updated version of Notebook that just came out, Notebook 11. There are some better features like: your properties tab coming up right away, being able to record your voice directly on your file, and being able to create your own vortex- very cool feature! It's completely free to upgrade.
Here are a few cool things I learned and some places to get some good stuff!
Free smart board lessons already made:
Free sound clips and music to link:
Free music conversion:
Free images/ no copyright:
google.com (images- click "free to use and share" under advanced search)
Paid, but good videos:
**My FAV- eliminate YouTube adds around your video...
I wanted to share a snippet of an Energy Unit that I just completed for the SMART board... its going to be so fun to use- too bad I teach this in January!
There are 10 interactive activities included! This would be perfect for second grade, but first and third could definitely do all of the activities. There are links to sound, videos, games with instant feedback and so much more--- it's jam packed!
I'd like to do a quick giveaway of this to a random commenter below... if you are interested...leave a comment with your address :)
Finally, there are ONLY 8 days left to enter the linky giveaway!!!
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