Turning up the HEAT
Advanced SMART Board Applications in the Classroom
O’Neill Public Schools
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H igher-order thinking
We Didn't Start the Fire (morrow)
Welcome! Get a SMART Board!.mov
Some critics claim that an interactive whiteboard is
nothing more than an expensive, fancy toy. This
couldn't be farther from the truth. The fact is, when
used correctly, the SMART Board interactive
whiteboard has the potential to truly change
teaching and learning in the classroom. This
presentation will share simple ideas for igniting the
transformative potential of the SMART Board
interactive whiteboard in many different subjects,
grade levels, and ways to use. These simple,
engaging uses will go a long way to "Turn up the
HEAT" and "Spread the Fire" of learning
throughout your school.
Preparing the kindling for the campfire
Igniting the first "spark"
Ten Quick and
Easy Tips for
· Identifying Similarities and Differences
· Summarizing and Notetaking
· Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition
· Homework and Practice
· Nonlinguistic Representations
· Cooperative Learning
· Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback
· Generating and Testing Hypotheses
· Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers
Rethinking the KWL - Introducing the WTWT
(courtesy of Dan Schmit, Kidcast)
WHY are we studying this? What do we THINK we know? What do we WANT to know? What are we ready to TEACH?
Which requires higher-level thinking to create?
Kate and the Mystery Camp
written by Emily and Claire
**with help from YOU, the reader!
This summer was definitely not going to be like any other. For one, you are
attending summer camp for the first time, and you're not too sure about it.
Although your mom and dad constantly assure you that you will have a great time
and meet new friends, you still go to sleep the night before camp with a very nervous
As the sun rises and you get dressed, you continue to anxiously await the bus that
will deliver you from your corner to your living quarters for the next week.
All through the lonely bus ride, you wonder, what will the other kids be like and what
activities will you do while you are at camp??
But when the bus arrives and you step off you see a most shocking
sight...NOTHING. That's right, no one is anywhere in sight. You have a decision to
make as the bus quickly pulls away. Do you...
Walk into a cabin marked "Office"
Run into the nearby woods and look for a
nearby camp that might be the right one.
As you open the door to the cabin
marked "Office" you see an even more
peculiar sight. Sitting in the chair
behind the desk is a raccoon. Now
what do you do?
Ask the raccoon for help.
Run out into the woods and
look for a nearby camp.
You decide to go explore the woods in hopes that a
more populated camp is nearby.
After much wandering and walking you realize that you
are tired, thirsty, and hungry. The apples hanging off
the branches of the trees look like just the solution to
your problems. But as you reach up and pluck one off,
you surprisingly hear the tree exclaim, "Excuse me, did
you ask for that apple?"
You need to make a quick decision. Do you?
Keep going, faster now.
Apologize and ask the tree for help.
You begin to run, faster than you
knew you could run, when those
pesky apple trees start throwing
apples at YOU! One hits you
square on the head knocking you
...and when you finally
come to, you hear your alarm
clock interrupting your dream and
forcing you to realize that maybe
summer camp won't be QUITE
SO BAD, after all!
Interactive Quiz Shows
Click on the ear to hear the words. Then click on the
number of the example which shows ALLITERATION.
I'm sorry, you are incorrect.
This was an example of rhyme.
Please try again.
Alliteration is the repetition
of consonant sounds.
Let's go on!
Letter Sounds Jeopardy
Jeopardy Labs.com (Online Jeopardy Game Builder)
Notebook on Student Computers
Class Collaborative Projects
Greater Engagement with Student Icons (Avatars)
Natasha Montana Nate
Or use digital photos
Or draw and sign yourself
Add to your gallery for use for: Erase to
Pictographs Voting Maps and More!
SMART Notebook installed
on all student machines to
allow for seamless integration
from classroom to computer
Student Story Illustrations
Collaborative Story Writing
Lloydminster, AB, Canada
O'Neill, NE, USA
"A FEATHERY FIELD TRIP"
Published on our School Podcast site:
Students can creatively create AND
illustrate their own original stories in
File > Export as Images.
Then drag in images to
GarageBand to record
narration for publishing
as a podcast.
When you are ready to record, Open SMART Recorder
and choose the drop-down arrow next to the record button.
Click on Record Area and drag a box around the portion of
your page that you want people to see.
Click the PAUSE
button any time you
want to switch pages
(or catch your
Students as Teachers
"focus on teaching and learning...
not the technology"
· 5% of the content of a lecture
· 10% of what we read
· 20% of content simultaneously using 2 or more media
· 50% of content that includes interactive discussion
· 75% of content that involves practicing by doing
· >90% that involves teaching or applied learning
Some final advice for "Feeding the Flames"
Let the students create!
Let the students teach!
Learn alongside your learners!
Provide kindling and support.
When I Become a Teacher..
“Our challenge is not
just to do things
differently… it’s also to
do different things.”
“The future belongs to young people who
know where the knowledge is, how to get
it, how to think about it, and how to turn it
into better work, better products, better