SMART Boards and Algebra
For teachers looking for a fun way to use the SMARTBoard to help teach Algebra concepts, why not have your students create their own instruction videos.
For teachers looking for a fun way to use the SMARTBoard to help teach Algebra concepts, why not have your students create their own instruction videos.
I really like this idea of putting website resources in a fun little slideshow to share with other people. Here Karen Brooks puts together a slideshow that has a whole bunch of cool websites with interactive activities for Math and Science.
Why not have the Set Game displayed on the SMART Board for kids to solve before they start class. This would motivate kids to get into class on time. You could even have a Set Game contest or challenge students to beat your best time.
The Set Daily Puzzle is very easy to use on the SMART Board and it has a different puzzle each day. Here’s a screen shot:
As always, Ben and Joan have produced another great episode of their SMARTBoard Lesson Podcast. This week’s episode (#125) highlights a lesson about the Bernoulli Principle. They also have a very short survey to help gather some information to make their podcast even better. It only takes a few minutes to complete so please help Ben and Joan out if you can.
I found a great website created by a third grade teacher by the name of Christopher Wright. He’s done a great job gathering and sharing education eLearning resouces. While browsing through his links, I found that most of them worked very well with interactive whiteboards since kids only needed to touch and/or drag objects to answer questions or interact with the information.
I love fun and creative ways to introduce math concepts to kids. I just spent the last 30 minutes playing around with a Middle School (grades 5 thru 8) math site called Villainy, Inc. that lets kids play a game to learn about various mathematical concepts. The site is very well organized, it has a standards guide, and it has a very good teacher guide. I think this would be a fun way for the kids to spend a Friday afternoon. The site would be great for kids working in pairs in the computer lab or teacher could guide the class and play these games on the SMART Board. The kids will love working together to help thwart world supremacy.
I was browsing the Smart Exchange forums and found a great activity posted by Carol who works for Smart Technologies. The activity from ToonUniversity helps primary aged children learn about place value.
Since my readers are users of SMART Boards, my solution for creating Mathcasts quickly and easily is to use your SMART Board and the Sketchcast website. Sketchcast will allow you to create, store, and share your Mathcasts. You don’t need any other tools other than a SMART Board and a microphone (if you want to include audio).
I have a wonderful wiki site for Math teachers (or any teacher interested in innovative teaching and learning methods). The site is called Math247 Wiki and it contains an extensive library of Mathcasts and instructions for creating your own Mathcast with your students.
Yesterday I discussed why I use the phrase “Sharing is Caring” and why the phrase is so important to me as an educator.
Two days ago, Bill Lingle made a comment on my post about a great website called Wicked that contains some great flash-based games for improving Math skills. In keeping with my motto Sharing is Caring Bill shared another great Math resource for improving Math skills called Arcademic Skill Builders. This site contains multi-user games where students can compete against students from anywhere else in the world. It also has some single-users games like Alien Addition (screen shot below) that work great with or without a SMART Board. It’s such an addicting site and such a great way to mesh games and education.