Interactive Whiteboard Resources

June 14, 2010
Isaac Elementary School District
1:30-3:30 PM

What is interactive? Is this better than a chalkboard?

Are the student interacting with the technology or the learning concepts?

Choices+Feedback+Challenge= Interactive

From Jason De Nys

Today's Agenda:

Evaluate your comfort and skill with IWB with a rubric. Amphi Site

Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Design Template

Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Design.doc

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Questions to ask yourself to know you are ready to use your Interactive Whiteboard to its potential:

Interactive Whiteboard Resources

Some Favorites (interactives & resources) (National Library of Virtual Manipulatives) (SMART Educator Resources - search for Notebook files)
(Teachers Love SmartBoards forum, challenges, resources - great community) (Social Bookmarking) (Image manipulation) available to Arizona teachers free through IDEAL: (streaming video) Smartboard Lessons created by Longwood Staff for elementary, middle and high school teachers and students.

SMARTboard and the Library of Congress


Shine & Write
Jim Reed's Mathematics Flash Resources
New Zealand Math Numeracy Project Animations

Interactive Whiteboard Tutorials and Templates
Promethean Training Modules
Promethean Board Tips on Teacher Tube

SMART Board templates for Language Arts, Math, Music, Science and Health, Social Studies, ESL

Provides links to interactive web sites, and SMART Board templates

Search for SMART Notebooks by topic

SMART Board training materials and tutorials. On the home page- click on Support for tutorials, Education for curriculum materials.

Posting Flipcharts & Screen Recordings

Student samples (done using the software, not necessarily at the board)
Posting Places
Teacher Tube

Video Tutorials

Atomic Learning videos
TeacherTube videos
Activtips - Containers
Activtips - Magic Revealer
Activtips - Using Restrictors

Recording teaching with SmartNotebook and posting online examples PS101

Blogs of Interest
Teachers love smartboards

46 Interesting Ways to use your Interactive Whiteboard

Additional sites that have resources for the SMART Board

10 Tips for Managing the Use of the Smartboard

Amber Price, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher
The Smartboard is a wonderful tool to use with your students. It is great for whole group, guided practice, and independent practice exercises. You can also use the Smartboard as a center activity. After teaching a workshop on “Getting to Know the Smartboard” my teachers had one main concern: How do I manage the rest of the class while there is only one student who is interacting with the Smartboard at the front of the room? I threw this question back at my teachers and asked them how they would handle the management issue. Here are some of their tips://
1. Have the students write examples on their own worksheet that is setup like the Smartboard template. For example, if you are doing a Venn
Diagram on the Smartboard, the students should be writing answers in their own Venn Diagram at their desks.
2. Create pre-made answers on pieces of paper that they can place in their own Venn Diagrams at their seats (using paper, cut-and-paste).
3. At our schools, the teachers have plastic rings that can be hooked together to make a Venn Diagram. The students could use these at their
seats for more of a guided practice activity.
4. Provide the students sitting at their seats or in the circle with an activity that corresponds with the activity currently taking place on the
Smartboard. For example, I have had preschool students singing a song (and learning it) while the student at the Smartboard did an interactive
flannel board activity. I played a music cd in the background with the music from Hickory, Dickory Dock. The students sitting in the circle sang
while the helper moved the mouse up and down the clock on the Smartboard.
5. Give students answers or questions on slips of paper, allowing them to take turns coming up to the Smartboard. This will keep them focus on the lesson as they wait for their turn to come. (Reminds me of the zip-around games) For example, each student is given a part of a plant to label. When it is time for that part to be labeled, the student comes up to the Smartboard and either writes the name of the part or clicks and drags the name of the part.
6. Create your own whiteboards for students to use at their desks with laminated white poster board, or have students use individual dry erase boards at their seats. Provide the template for the students to place on top of their “whiteboard.”
Managing the Use of the Smartboard ~ Amber Price ~ 2006
7. Slide in some heavy paper (or a hard copy of the template) into a three ring binder page protector. Students use dry erase markers to write on their pages.
8. Create team activities for use with the Smartboard. Split the class into two teams and let the students take turns from each team to go up to the Smartboard and answer questions (such as math problems).
9. Create a classroom job of “Presenter” or “Vanna” in which a student is responsible for helping with the Smartboard presentations for the week (for example, have that student help move the slides in a PowerPoint from one to the next.)
10. Create a list of rules and procedures for times when you use the Smartboard. These can parallel your current classroom rules (for example, no tlaking while a student is working on the smartboard, listen carefully at all times, be gentle with the Smartboard). Make a sign that you bring out only during Smartboard lessons.

SMARTBoard- Beginner Resources

SmartBoard- Intermediate and Advanced Resources

Hands-on practice and tutorials from SMART(R) Technologies- available on their website

(Thanks to Emily Mann and Allen Swanson, Pima County Technology Integration Specialists, for sharing some of the resources listed above.)