Supercharge Your Interactive Whiteboard

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Presentation for a workshop, geared toward elementary grades, focusing on web-based resources, games, and activities for most interactive whiteboards. The focus is on student-centered instruction.

Presentation for a workshop, geared toward elementary grades, focusing on web-based resources, games, and activities for most interactive whiteboards. The focus is on student-centered instruction.

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  • 1. Supercharge Your Web-based, Student-centered Games and Activities Interactive Whiteboard for the Elementary Classroom
  • 2. Contact me: Lucas Gillispie Instructional Technology Coordinator Pender County Schools On Twitter - @PCSTech
  • 3. Here's the deal...
  • 4. It's a tool. The effectiveness is up to you.
  • 5. An Overpriced Overhead Projector? http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer
  • 6. It can augment.... bad practice. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mg315/381296439/
  • 7. Who uses it more? You or your students? http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegrosbois/3362637206/
  • 8. Resources
  • 9. Interactivate http://shodor.com/interactivate • 3rd through 12th Grade • Mathematics Resources • Free! • Effective, but less flashy. • Lessons, Discussions, and Standards section for educators.
  • 10. Interactivate - Examples
  • 11. PBSKids http://pbskids.org/whiteboard • Pre-K through 5th Grade • Game-based activities • Language Arts, The Arts, Math, Social Science • Based on popular PBS shows. • Students could play from home.
  • 12. PBSKids - Examples
  • 13. iBoard http://demo.iboard.co.uk • Pre-K through 5th Grade • Activities for Literacy, Science, Basic Math, History, Geography, and More. • Be sure to read instructions. • Now free! • Varying levels of feedback.
  • 14. iBoard - Examples
  • 15. eChalk http://www.chalk.co.uk • PreK through 8th grade. • $78/login • Game-like activities. • Most subject areas covered. • Preview all activities, four free.
  • 16. eChalk - Examples
  • 17. Scholastic http://teacher.scholastic.com/ whiteboards • PreK through High School • Supporting lessons, teacher resources. • Free! • Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math • Varying degrees of student activity.
  • 18. Scholastic - Example
  • 19. Sheppard Software http://www.sheppardsoftware.com • PreK through 5th • Some great games for students. • Watch out for ads. • Free! • Language Arts, Science, and Math
  • 20. Sheppard Software - Examples
  • 21. Triptico http://www.triptico.co.uk • All grades. • General tools, resources. • Score keepers, random generators for class games. • Requires some up-front teacher input.
  • 22. Triptico - Examples
  • 23. OSCD http://resources.oswego.org/ games • PreK through 5th • Some require use of keyboard. • Math only. • Free!
  • 24. ODCD - Examples
  • 25. Starfall http://www.starfall.com • PreK through 3rd • Free! • Language Arts • Basic, game-like activities. • Phonics-based.
  • 26. Starfall - Examples
  • 27. Practical Tips
  • 28. 1. Get to know your board... http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/t/
  • 29. 2. Baby steps... http://www.flickr.com/photos/fofurasfelinas/
  • 30. 3. Network! http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart
  • 31. 4. Let your students drive! Image: http://blogs.twincities.com/yourtechweblog/WindowsLiveWriter/AfollowupposttomypopulariPodsinclassroom_105BD/4204733037_bb2b653d1b_b_2.jpg
  • 32. Questions?
  • 33. Find all the links and resources at... pcs-tech.pbworks.net