Games are Afoot on the SMARTBoard

A while back I shared a fun little interactive game called Circle the Cat that challenged you to encircle a cat so it cannot escape. It’s a fantastic activity to play on a SMART Board. The same developer has a number of other interactive logic games that are lots of fun for Friday afternoon. The developer has a website called...

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Button Mania Game on the SMARTBoard

I love finding addictive logic games that work great on a SMART Board. Lately, I’ve been playing a game called Button Mania. The objective is to set all 36 numbers on the game board to zero. When you click on a number, that number and the numbers surrounding that number all decrease by one. You can find this game in various...

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SMARTBoards and Between the Lions on PBS Kids

It's really easy to have some fun with the SMART Board and get the kids involved in new and exciting ways. However, sometimes it's difficult for teachers to know where to start. Here's one of my favorite interactive websites for children aged 3 to 7 to help them with their reading and writing. It's called Between...

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SMARTBoard Halloween Resources

  Halloween Clip Art I have compiled an extensive collection of Halloween-related clip art so you don't have to spend time looking all over the Internet. Games Hangman – Fun graphics, more advanced word list. (3 stars) Halloween Hangman – Good, simple hangman game for Halloween (3 stars) Halloween Pairs...

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SMARTBoards and Invention at Play

Looking for something fun AND educational for your SMARTBoard? Okay, that's a retorical question but it really sums up the Invention at Play site on the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation (maybe the can "invent" a shorter name).   The Invention Playhouse has four flash-based...

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SMARTBoards and Edheads Interactive Games and Activities

Here is a nifty site called Edheads that provides various interactive activities for your SMARTBoard interactive whiteboard. "Edheads brings you high quality, free educational activities for your classroom. Edheads helps students learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards. We...

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SMARTBoard Game Resources

SMARTBoard Game Resources

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It's getting close to the end of the year for many teachers and sometimes it can be a challenge keeping students occupied in a creative manner. If you're looking for some interactive games you can use with your SMART Board to help with the last 10 minutes of a class period, you may want to scroll through the...

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SMARTBoards and PBS KIDS Interactive Whiteboard Games

SMARTBoards and PBS KIDS Interactive Whiteboard Games

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It's about time. More education-based websites really need to follow the example of PBS KIDS and  begin building libraries of activities that are developed for teachers who will be using the activity on an Interactive Whiteboard like a SMART Board. If any companies or developers are looking for what makes a good...

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SMARTBoards and This is Sand

SMARTBoards and This is Sand

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I hope someone can explain why I like playing with sand so much. Not only can I go out to my backyard and build a sand castle, I can now go to thisissand.com and play all day without getting any sand between my toes. I wanted to see if this site worked okay on the SMART Board so I just fired up the SMART Board in my office and...

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SMART Boards and a Message from the Mayor of SpellingCity

I recently received a message from the Mayor of SpellingCity about some of the changes they've made to their already beautiful community. I definitely rate SpellingCity one of the best places to live if you want to practice your spelling. SpellingCity recently won the honor of being "SMART Board Ready" as they've...

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SMART Boards and Befuddlr

SMART Boards and Befuddlr

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It's Friday. The school year is almost finished. What can you do to keep the kids from an impromptu game of "glue the teacher to the chair?" Why not have the kids play with Befuddlr?! Befuddlr will take pictures from Flickr (a photo sharing service) and "befuddls" them to create a fun picture puzzle for...

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SMART Boards and Music to my Ears

Here's a fun collection of interactive websites related to Music that work great on your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard. Please use the comment section to share your favorites. Classics for Kids: Compose Your Own Music PBS Kids: Thumb Piano Tunes Pauly's Playhouse: Freaky Frank's Music Machine Sphinx Kids:...

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SMARTBoards and Spring Time in Pollen Park

SMARTBoards and Spring Time in Pollen Park

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My goal for today's blog post was to find a fun and educational interactive activity related to Spring that students could use on the SMART Board. My search led me straight to Pollen Park. This is an engaging interactive activity that help kids aged 7 – 11 learn about plant reproduction by using various learning...

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SMARTBoards and the Rappin’ Easter Bunny

SMARTBoards and the Rappin’ Easter Bunny

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Warning: This has absolutely no educational value (unless you think putting a smile on your students' faces has some value in the classroom.) Click on the picture to start the Rappin' Bunny Sharing is...

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SMART Boards and Fun “Bitesize” Activities from the BBC

I've mentioned the Bitesize activities from the BBC before but wanted to focus specifically on the KS1 (Key Stage 1) activities for children aged 5 to 7. The KS1 Bitesize area contains both Math and Literacy interactive activities. The Math section contains 12 different activities and the Literacy section has nine. Each...

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SMART Boards and a Simple Number Line Tool

Sometimes the tools that are the most simple to use are also the most powerful. Case in point, the Decimal Number Lines Tool over at Maths Online is an extremely effective learning tool to use that is also very simple in design and function. It's a perfect companion for the SMART Board. The Decimal Number Line tool allows...

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SMART Boards and Eyeballing Game

I'm hooked! The Eyeballing Game is such a fun way to learn and interact with geometric theorems and shapes that students will be clamoring to get to the SMART Board to try to create a perfect parallelogram! The application is so simple to use and it works great on a SMART Board. To use the game, students try to complete a task...

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SMART Boards and PEEP and the Big Wide World

Do I have a new favorite website? I think that maybe I do! The website is called PEEP and the Big Wide World and it contains an amazing collection of educational games for the Primary grades. The graphics, audio, and characters are spectacular and all the games I've played with work great on a Smart Board Interactive...

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SMART Boards and Smarter than a 5th Grader

SMART Boards and Smarter than a 5th Grader

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Fox's has created a marvelous interactive online version of their "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader" game that works great on a SMART Board. May I also suggest another way of using this game. You can turn this fun game into a lesson on effective searching methods by taking your students to the computer lab and have...

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SMARTBoards and Jeopardy, Jeopardy, and More Jeopardy

(screenshot from Stu's Double Jeopardy) My blog gets a lot of hits from teachers searching for Jeopardy games to play on their SMART Board. Lately, I've seen some great Jeopardy resources mentioned on my Google Reader list so I thought I would share a few of them here. All of these resources allow you to customize the...

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SMART Boards and Super Math Worlds

SMART Boards and Super Math Worlds

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My friend Danny Nicholson from the UK has been an a roll lately recommending some amazing sites for teachers using interactive whiteboards. I wanted to share one of his recommendations called Super Math Worlds right away since the free trial period is coming to an end this month. Super Math Worlds has sections on Algebra, Data,...

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SMARTBoards and Childtopia

SMARTBoards and Childtopia

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I've just spent the better part of an hour "playing" with an education site called Childtopia. The vast number of interactive resources makes this one of the very best sites available for the SMARTBoard on the Internet. I played their new detective game, learned how to draw a lion, practiced placing my notes, and...

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SMART Boards and a Audio Visual Masterpiece called Auditorium

SMART Boards and a Audio Visual Masterpiece called Auditorium

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What do you get when you decide to monitor your Twitter network of friends more closely? You find outstanding resources that work great on the SMART Board. Here's an amazingly beautiful and creative logic game called Auditorium that uses audio visual particles to create music. The object is to direct the flow of the particles...

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SMARTBoards and my 2008 Top Five List – Flash Games

SMARTBoards and my 2008 Top Five List – Flash Games

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Here's my Top Five List for best SMART Board Flash Game Resource for 2008 #5 – Blox #4 – Bubblewrap #3 – Uncross the Lines #2 – Snow Line #1 – Blobs 2.0 All of these are flash files and can be downloaded directly to your computer by right-clicking. You can even insert these files into...

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SMARTBoards and my 2008 Top Five List – Science

SMARTBoards and my 2008 Top Five List – Science

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Here's my Top Five List for best SMART Board Science Resource for 2008 #5 – The Periodic Table of Videos from The University of Nottingham #4 – Fantastic Contraption – Fun Online Physics Game #3 – Science Up Close (Grade 1 – 6) from Harcourt, Inc. #2 – Animals Creature Features from...

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