56 ways to use an Interactive Whiteboard!
This link showing 56 ways to use an Interactive Whiteboard. Considering my limited use of the whiteboards, other than using them as a projector, I find this really exciting. Flicking through, I found a lot of ideas that would’ve helped my lessons on prac, especially the first one. Number one reads:
#1 – Transform your Handwriting
- Use SMART recorder tool to record yourself modeling handwriting.
- Play back the movie file and step away from the board.
- Children have an unobscured view of the work.
- Put the movie on a loop and allow them to watch it over and over as they practice.
- In Quicktime you can have multiple movies playing in different windows to help differentiate the work.
Considering my most recent attempts at proper cursive writing on a whiteboard (read: shocking), this would’ve been helpful as I could have practiced without 21 students saying “what letter is that meant to be?” and “that’s not how you do an f.” At one point I got so frustrated that when someone complained about not being able to do it, I thought to myself “Don’t worry, neither can I.”
Number 38 is also really interesting. It talks about using the whiteboard as the morning roll, and I think it would work really well in a classroom where students come into the room as they please before the bell, rather than lining up and waiting for the teacher. It involves setting up a virtual classroom with a picture of each of the students, so when the students come to class they can just drag their picture to a grid on the right hand side of the page to show they’re in attendance.
Working through these slides has given me a bit of inspiration for my next prac and the future!