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Using an interactive whiteboard in your classroom? Want tips and resources? Join this group to find other teachers using this technology.
Administrator: kzwalters Created: 01/11/2010 Last Activity: 02/24/2010

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If you have good interactive whiteboard lessons, please post them here. Also, feel free to submit requests for materials in the discussion section!
  • Local_kayak
    Thank you Mrs. Hurley
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    From the great state of NJ, here are some ESL links for the interactive whiteboard. http://www.mrshurleysesl.com/s...
  • Local_kayak
    If you liked the Thanksgiving lessons, here come more for Dec.
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  • Local_kayak
    Thanksgiving smart board activities
    marbar
    Here is a page with several links. http://teacherslovesmartboards...
  • Local_kayak
    Want to make your own smartboard lesson?
    marbar
    Here is a youtube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
  • Local_kayak
    smart board lessons for MS
    marbar
    You need notebook to open these units for middle school... http://www.fmschools.org/eagle...
  • Local_kayak
    resources from Virginia
    marbar
    This site has lots of links to different subjects. http://www.rockingham.k12.va.u...
  • Local_kayak
    Get ready for next year
    marbar
    Here are some smartboard activities for all grade levels. http://www.longwood.k12.ny.us/...
  • Local_kayak
    using an interactive whiteboard with Storia
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    Go to this page to get a quick overview of using Storia and a whiteboard to bring home your reading focus to your entire class... http://teacher.scholastic.com/... There are two whiteboard videos on this page-one with a teacher and one with a librarian.
  • Local_kayak
    4th grade Smartboard and everyday math
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    Thanks to some creative teachers in Ohio you can try these lessons. http://www.willoughby-eastlake...
  • Local_kayak
    If you have Smart Notebook software installed, try these
    marbar
    Created by NY teachers... http://www.longwood.k12.ny.us/...
  • Local_kayak
    JK Rowling virtual author visit
    marbar
    Mark your calendar for Thursday, Oct. 11 (noon ET). J.K. Rowling will conduct a live author visit from Scotland for interested fans. To get info go to http://hpread.scholastic.com/
  • Local_kayak
    new resource for interactive boards
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    Thinkfinity has been around for a while, and it is supported by Verizon. If you want to get some of the money back that Verizon grabs from you each month, try this site. http://www.thinkfinity.org/int...
  • Local_kayak
    British Museum
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    There are some interactive board possibilities for exploration at this site... http://www.britishmuseum.org/e...
  • Local_kayak
    group writing w/interactive whiteboards
    marbar
    Here is a small, but fun, site that would be good for group writing at a broad range of grades... http://www.makebeliefscomix.co...
  • Local_kayak
    music and smart boards
    marbar
    Here is a site that would enhance any music program in your classroom. http://www.sfskids.org/templat...
  • 100175
    Re: music and smart boards
    dgoddy13
    wow that's a great find!
  • Local_kayak
    virtual field trip to Ellis Island
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    Scholastic.com will have a virtual field trip to Ellis Island on March 29th at 1 p.m. EDT. This trip can fit into so many social studies, writing, and character ed lessons. If you can't make it then, it will be archived for later viewing. Use your white board to show the field trip to the entire class.
  • Local_kayak
    More resources
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  • Local_kayak
    related to PBSKids
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    This site has plenty of resources at all grade levels for all subjects. May have some cross over from PBSKids. http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/
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    Re: related to PBSKids
    jmgrelck
    This is a terrific site. Thanks for sharing!
  • Local_kayak
    PBS
    marbar
    PBS has interactive lessons for preK-5 at this URL. http://pbskids.org/whiteboard/
  • Local_kayak
    More resources
    marbar
    Here is a site from a school district somewhere in FL with lots of resources. http://rmtc.fsdb.k12.fl.us/tut...
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    Re: More resources
    marymorris
    We have something called Smart Response Clickers. They look like remote controls. You are able to set up a test and the students answer questions. It can be anything from multiple choice to short answer. I set up each of my students with a number they log in with so I know who answered what. The students love them!
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    Re: More resources
    jmgrelck
    Found lots of unavailable links on this site. I was excited to see the templates, but links didn't work.
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    SMART Technologies
    ianberg
    I am interested in any questions you may have about SMART Board interactive whiteboards, SMART Notebook and other products and services from SMART Technologies. I will do my best to answer them. Ian Berg Technical Support Specialist SMART Technologies http://ww.smarttech.com/tcea
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    Re: SMART Technologies
    lhaugen
    Is there an item that allows students to individually answer questions at their seats and have the smart board record all of their responses??
  • Local_kayak
    Great resource from a UK site
    marbar
  • Cwilhelm08
    Free Smart Board Elementary Education Lesson Link
    CAROLYN WILHELM
    http://www.thewiseowlfactory.com/ At the above link, I have dozens of free SMART board lessons for K-2. Please check out my Everyday Math page, the Reading page, and the science and social studies pages as they have Notebook files for FREE. Thanks! Carolyn
  • Cwilhelm08
    Re: Free Smart Board Elementary Education Lesson Link
    CAROLYN WILHELM
    http://www.teacherspayteachers... Today only until 5 PM Central Standard Time, FREE!
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    First day of school ideas
    teechurgr1
    Hi! What do you primary teachers do to help kids get familiar with the SmartBoard? One thing I've done that kids really like is to type out all the students' names on the screen as separate items. Make the fonts nice and big and change colors if you want. Then take one of the magic pens, use it with a thick point and scribble all over the names. Have the kids come up and erase a spot until they find a name. Then they have to figure out who it belongs to. First graders LOVE doing this!
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    Re: First day of school ideas
    brendamugits
    Great idea, I will try it.
  • Local_kayak
    Have your students been interested in the tornado news?
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    If you need interactive board activities on tornadoes, there are some great videos and experiments at http://teacher.scholastic.com/.... Probably 4th grade and up.
  • Local_kayak
    D-Day is June 6
    marbar
    If you are doing a unit on WW II this section of the scholastic.com WW II Remembered unit is very good to use with a white board. http://teacher.scholastic.com/...
  • Local_kayak
    Cinco de Mayo activity
    marbar
    If you want your students to learn a few words of Spanish try this game in class. http://teacher.scholastic.com/...
  • Local_kayak
    More resourceshite board activities
    marbar
    Here is a page with links to interactive white board activities... https://sites.google.com/site/...
  • Local_kayak
    Poetry month idea
    marbar
    If you are working with poetry this April, try the Poetry Idea Engine. It is a fun way to get into the patterns of Limericks, Haiku, Cinquain, and free verse. Probably best for 2nd-5th grades. http://teacher.scholastic.com/...
  • Local_kayak
    Bugs are starting to come alive in March
    marbar
    For younger students in small or large groups this build a caterpillar exercise is solid. For older students, I recommend doing the entire unit on Costa Rican caterpillars before the caterpillar exercise. http://teacher.scholastic.com/...
  • Local_kayak
    Women's History Month
    marbar
    In March take your class to visit 10 scientists at http://iwaswondering.com/ I looked at a couple of them and think they would be excellent to view on a whiteboard.
  • 100_2244
    Whiteboard Blog
    mschiebel
    Here is a blog worth checking out. It's updated fairly regularly with good information, ideas, and even presentations. http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk
  • Local_kayak
    Re: Whiteboard Blog
    marbar
    I especially like the info she has at http://www.whiteboardblog.co.u... Well worth looking into.
  • Local_kayak
    Black History Month unit
    marbar
    The Underground Railroad unit would be great to display and work with on an interactive board. Loads of resources for grades 4 and up. http://teacher.scholastic.com/...
  • Local_kayak
    New resource
    marbar
    Here is another blog for Smartboard users. It has general does and don'ts plus lesson plans. Easy to follow. http://www.teacherslovesmartbo...
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    Thanksgiving planning
    S.Birnbaum
    Does anyone have any great interactive Thanksgiving lessons for the interactive whiteboard?
  • Profile
    Re: Thanksgiving planning
    S.Birnbaum
    I'm glad you like the Scholastic online activity! How do you do it as a class activity on the whiteboard?
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    Re: Thanksgiving planning
    czozak
    Scholastic's interactive website and resources is AWESOME
  • Dscn2027_edited
    SMARTboard floating tool bar
    ceezee
    I am trying to get an answer to this question and haven't even gotten a reply from SMART tech. My floating tool bar isn't letting me have the little pop out menus with each of the tools. Any ideas?
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    Re: SMARTboard floating tool bar
    ianberg
    SMART Technologies has a webpage where anyone may send in their suggestions and concerns directly to product developers: http://www.smarttech.com/featu...
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    Re: SMARTboard floating tool bar
    czozak
    I found my answer. Don't know if anyone has had the same experience but it was due to an update from SMARTboard TEch. They took away this option. You can email them and request to have it replaced in another update some time. I thought it was really nice to have.
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    New to interactive whiteboards?
    S.Birnbaum
    Has anyone just started using whiteboards this year? How are you doing and what are the biggest challenges?
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    Re: New to interactive whiteboards?
    ianberg
    Sorry I did not know about this discussion group earlier. Select "Browse Free Resources" for a list of training resources organized by product here, anytime: http://www.smarttech.com/training
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    Summary:
    Students will practice spelling words while seeing their favorite sport put into a PowerPoint pdf. This is an interactive game that encourages student
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  2. Mr. Mimal, acronym for learning the order of states along the Mississippi River, lesson and activity
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    Grade:
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    Subjects:
    Social Studies
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    Summary:
    Use the PPT, Notebook File for SMART Board, and or the PDF files attached to help teach the states along the west side of the Mississippi River.
    Created by:
    CAROLYN WILHELM
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  3. Parts & Functions of a Laptop
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    Summary:
    Students will learn what the parts of a laptop are and their functions.
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  4. Report card comments
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    Summary:
    Superb tool to help teachers write their end of year reports
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  5. Graphic Organizers for the Smart Board
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    3-5
    Subjects:
    Reading and Language Arts
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    Summary:
    Graphic organizers can be displayed on the Smart Board for teacher modeling.
    Created by:
    nsureading
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