Interactive Bulletin BoardsInteractive Bulletin Boards
Lisa Hansen & Lisa WebberLisa Hansen & Lisa Webber
CAST 2007CAST 20...
Regular Bulletin Board vs.Regular Bulletin Board vs.
Interactive BulletinInteractive Bulletin
Key Difference is anKey Diff...
Interactive Bulletin BoardsInteractive Bulletin Boards
Benefit BothBenefit Both
Students and TeachersStudents and Teachers
Student BenefitsStudent Benefits
Interactive Bulletin BoardsInteractive Bulletin Boards
are Student Facilitatedare Student Facilitated
Individual students...
Learning PyramidLearning Pyramid
Student FocusedStudent Focused
Students are much less fearful of generatingStudents are much less fearful of generating
an...
Practice Makes PerfectPractice Makes Perfect
Helps retention rate and transferHelps retention rate and transfer
of knowled...
Interactive Bulletin BoardsInteractive Bulletin Boards
Target Different LearningTarget Different Learning
StylesStyles
Au...
QUIZ TIMEQUIZ TIME
Teacher BenefitsTeacher Benefits
Communication ToolCommunication Tool
Communicates what is happening inCommunicates what is happening in
the lab or science...
Use of Otherwise WastedUse of Otherwise Wasted
or Down Timeor Down Time
Keep the kids busy and keepKeep the kids busy and ...
Raise TAKS scoresRaise TAKS scores
In April of 2007, Sanchez Elementary in Houston
raised their Science TAKS scores 30%. A...
Teaches Science toTeaches Science to
TeachersTeachers
Teachers gain knowledge in the process.
Lead TeacherLead Teacher
RequirementsRequirements
Easy way to reach out to theEasy way to reach out to the
campus.campus.
You’re principal will thinkYou’re principal will think
you’re a geniusyou’re a genius
Setting Up YourSetting Up Your
Interactive BulletinInteractive Bulletin
BoardBoard
Setting up Interactive Bulletin Boards ...
Location, Location,Location, Location,
LocationLocation
Choose a spot for your interactive boards thatChoose a spot for yo...
Reinforce ConceptsReinforce Concepts
The boards should be “on topic” and reinforceThe boards should be “on topic” and rein...
ExpectationsExpectations
It is advisable for teachers to initiallyIt is advisable for teachers to initially
establish a pr...
MaterialsMaterials
The materials you will need to create yourThe materials you will need to create your
bulletin board wil...
Tricks of the TradeTricks of the Trade
Keep it simpleKeep it simple
Keep it lightweightKeep it lightweight
Use Velcro &...
GOOD LUCK!GOOD LUCK!
CD Available: Take thisCD Available: Take this
presentation back to your campuspresentation back to y...
Hansens Interactive Bulletin Boards CAST 2007
Hansens Interactive Bulletin Boards CAST 2007
Hansens Interactive Bulletin Boards CAST 2007
Hansens Interactive Bulletin Boards CAST 2007
Hansens Interactive Bulletin Boards CAST 2007
Hansens Interactive Bulletin Boards CAST 2007
Hansens Interactive Bulletin Boards CAST 2007
Hansens Interactive Bulletin Boards CAST 2007
Hansens Interactive Bulletin Boards CAST 2007
Hansens Interactive Bulletin Boards CAST 2007
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Hansens Interactive Bulletin Boards CAST 2007

  1. 1. Interactive Bulletin BoardsInteractive Bulletin Boards Lisa Hansen & Lisa WebberLisa Hansen & Lisa Webber CAST 2007CAST 2007
  2. 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. 3. Interactive Bulletin BoardsInteractive Bulletin Boards Benefit BothBenefit Both Students and TeachersStudents and Teachers
  4. 4. Student BenefitsStudent Benefits
  5. 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. 6. Learning PyramidLearning Pyramid
  7. 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. 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. 9. Interactive Bulletin BoardsInteractive Bulletin Boards Target Different LearningTarget Different Learning StylesStyles Auditory, Kinesthetic and VisualAuditory, Kinesthetic and Visual What Kind of Learner Are You?What Kind of Learner Are You?
  10. 10. QUIZ TIMEQUIZ TIME
  11. 11. Teacher BenefitsTeacher Benefits
  12. 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. 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. 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. 15. Teaches Science toTeaches Science to TeachersTeachers Teachers gain knowledge in the process.
  16. 16. Lead TeacherLead Teacher RequirementsRequirements Easy way to reach out to theEasy way to reach out to the campus.campus.
  17. 17. You’re principal will thinkYou’re principal will think you’re a geniusyou’re a genius
  18. 18. Setting Up YourSetting Up Your Interactive BulletinInteractive Bulletin BoardBoard 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. 19. Location, Location,Location, Location, LocationLocation 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. 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.
  21. 21. ExpectationsExpectations 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.)
  22. 22. MaterialsMaterials 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. 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. 24. GOOD LUCK!GOOD LUCK! CD Available: Take thisCD Available: Take this presentation back to your campuspresentation back to your campus lhansen@livingstonisd.comlhansen@livingstonisd.com lwebber@rice.edulwebber@rice.edu

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