Innovative uses of whiteboards

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Innovative uses of whiteboards

  1. 1. Literacy and Technology Dr. Smirnova Summer II 2010 K.Cirigliano
  2. 2. Take a moment to think about what we know about whiteboards… Think: What were they like when we were in Elementary School? -Middle School? -High School?
  3. 3. What Do We Want To Know About Whiteboards? <ul><li>What types of whiteboards are teachers using today? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it benefit our students? </li></ul><ul><li>What content areas we can teach with them? </li></ul><ul><li>What we can do with them? </li></ul>
  4. 4. This is What I Know… -“Whiteboards” in Elementary school were chalkboards! -Same for Middle school. -Dry erase whiteboards were being used in High school. BUT NOW…
  5. 5. The Smartboard! <ul><li>This is the white board that is most common today. </li></ul><ul><li>Until most are taught how to use it, they do not realize that it is such an interactive whiteboard! </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers must train how to use this whiteboard and practice what they have learned in order to implement new techniques properly. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Whiteboards continued… <ul><li>Using a whiteboard, students have the opportunity to work collaboratively with one another. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used in conjunction with any content area. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Social Studies <ul><li>Graphic organizers and Venn diagrams can be shown right in front of the class. While everyone watching the teacher, they can also be following along at their desk. </li></ul>
  8. 8. English Language Arts <ul><li>Stories can be written as a class. </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons can be saved for those students who have missed school. </li></ul><ul><li>Saves and printed right from the whiteboard. </li></ul><ul><li>Corrections can be made from the </li></ul><ul><li>computer or with “the” marker, </li></ul><ul><li>by a student, right on the board. </li></ul><ul><li>For grammar or spelling purposes. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Math and Science <ul><li>Students can stand in front of the class and perform the problem with the given marker or tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Certain tools found online allow for simulations and explorations by saving the math manipulative to a file and manipulating them on the screen. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What Have We Learned About Whiteboards? <ul><li>Students are working while learning </li></ul><ul><li>Students are working collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are working with smartboards </li></ul><ul><li>Whiteboards can be used conjunctively with any content area </li></ul><ul><li>Whiteboards can save and print </li></ul><ul><li>Whiteboards can manipulate objects </li></ul>
  11. 11. Plan Some Whiteboard Activities of Your Own! <ul><li>Scholastic Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/learn.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>Whiteboard Blog http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2009/07/20-interactive-whiteboard-resources-for-teachers/ </li></ul><ul><li>All Content Areas </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.globalclassroom.org/ecell00/javamath.html </li></ul>
  12. 12. Resources <ul><li>http://www.globalclassroom.org/ecell00/javamath.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.explorelearning.com/ </li></ul>

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