1. Interactive Bulletin BoardsInteractive Bulletin Boards
Lisa Hansen & Lisa WebberLisa Hansen & Lisa Webber
CAST 2007CAST 2007
2. Regular Bulletin Board vs.Regular Bulletin Board vs.
Interactive BulletinInteractive Bulletin
Key Difference is anKey Difference is an
Interactive Bulletin Board has aInteractive Bulletin Board has a
Hands-on Component.Hands-on Component.
3. Interactive Bulletin BoardsInteractive Bulletin Boards
Benefit BothBenefit Both
Students and TeachersStudents and Teachers
4. Student BenefitsStudent Benefits
5. Interactive Bulletin BoardsInteractive Bulletin Boards
are Student Facilitatedare Student Facilitated
Individual students may get stuck on aIndividual students may get stuck on a
problem and give up, whereas groups ofproblem and give up, whereas groups of
students tend to keep going.students tend to keep going.
Students become exposed to alternativeStudents become exposed to alternative
problem-solving strategies.problem-solving strategies.
6. Learning PyramidLearning Pyramid
7. Student FocusedStudent Focused
Students are much less fearful of generatingStudents are much less fearful of generating
and answering questions among themselvesand answering questions among themselves
than individually and directly to the instructorthan individually and directly to the instructor
in class.in class.
Professor J. Ensign, at Southern Connecticut State University explains that "peer tutoring provides one-on-oneProfessor J. Ensign, at Southern Connecticut State University explains that "peer tutoring provides one-on-one
attention, immediate feedback,attention, immediate feedback, and active learning in a non-threatening environment". and active learning in a non-threatening environment".
Education 619, Current Issues Affecting Classroom Teachers, Professor J. Ensign. December 11, 2000Education 619, Current Issues Affecting Classroom Teachers, Professor J. Ensign. December 11, 2000
8. Practice Makes PerfectPractice Makes Perfect
Helps retention rate and transferHelps retention rate and transfer
of knowledge from short term toof knowledge from short term to
long term memory.long term memory.
9. Interactive Bulletin BoardsInteractive Bulletin Boards
Target Different LearningTarget Different Learning
Auditory, Kinesthetic and VisualAuditory, Kinesthetic and Visual
What Kind of Learner Are You?What Kind of Learner Are You?
10. QUIZ TIMEQUIZ TIME
11. Teacher BenefitsTeacher Benefits
12. Communication ToolCommunication Tool
Communicates what is happening inCommunicates what is happening in
the lab or science classroom. Invitesthe lab or science classroom. Invites
INTEGRATION of other Subjects byINTEGRATION of other Subjects by
other teachers.other teachers.
13. Use of Otherwise WastedUse of Otherwise Wasted
or Down Timeor Down Time
Keep the kids busy and keepKeep the kids busy and keep
them out of mischief.them out of mischief.
14. Raise TAKS scoresRaise TAKS scores
In April of 2007, Sanchez Elementary in Houston
raised their Science TAKS scores 30%. Although it
would be false to attribute this success solely to the
use of Interactive Bulletin Boards, it was without a
doubt a significant contribution - by keeping the fifth
grade students excited and actively involved.
15. Teaches Science toTeaches Science to
Teachers gain knowledge in the process.
16. Lead TeacherLead Teacher
Easy way to reach out to theEasy way to reach out to the
17. You’re principal will thinkYou’re principal will think
you’re a geniusyou’re a genius
18. Setting Up YourSetting Up Your
Interactive BulletinInteractive Bulletin
Setting up Interactive Bulletin Boards can beSetting up Interactive Bulletin Boards can be
fun and most of all it is another opportunity tofun and most of all it is another opportunity to
create an engaging, dynamic learningcreate an engaging, dynamic learning
environment for the students.environment for the students.
19. Location, Location,Location, Location,
Choose a spot for your interactive boards thatChoose a spot for your interactive boards that
students visit on a regular basis. Excellentstudents visit on a regular basis. Excellent
locations include hallways where students linelocations include hallways where students line
up for lunch and restroom breaks.up for lunch and restroom breaks.
20. Reinforce ConceptsReinforce Concepts
The boards should be “on topic” and reinforceThe boards should be “on topic” and reinforce
current concepts that the students arecurrent concepts that the students are
studying in class. Prior knowledge of thestudying in class. Prior knowledge of the
concept allows students to interact withoutconcept allows students to interact without
teacher facilitation.teacher facilitation.
It is advisable for teachers to initiallyIt is advisable for teachers to initially
establish a protocol about expectedestablish a protocol about expected
behaviors at the board. (taking turns,behaviors at the board. (taking turns,
safety, etc.)safety, etc.)
The materials you will need to create yourThe materials you will need to create your
bulletin board will vary and depend on thebulletin board will vary and depend on the
specific objective you are targeting.specific objective you are targeting.
23. Tricks of the TradeTricks of the Trade
Keep it simpleKeep it simple
Keep it lightweightKeep it lightweight
Use Velcro & Double Stick Foam TapeUse Velcro & Double Stick Foam Tape
24. GOOD LUCK!GOOD LUCK!
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