I’ve spent years reviewing and sharing interactive online resources that work great on a SMART Board. To be honest, I’m very picky on what resources I share and I require all the sites I share to have certain minimum standards. One site that meets and exceeds all my standards is Textivate.com. What I like most about this site are the many ways it can be used to create interactive, high-level thinking activities to reinforce almost any subject matter.
I discovered the Textivate resource on Danny Nicholson’s The Whiteboard Blog. He does a great job describing Textivate and he even provides a great example for reinforcing/reviewing the process of evaporation. I’ll let you read more about Textivate from Danny’s post. This will also give you a change to become more familiar with his great blog.
Being a math teacher, the first thing I did with Textivate was to create an interactive review for the order of operation. Since I registered on the site (free of charge) I was able to save my Textivate to share with others. Below is the actual Textivate I created – this is a live activity so go ahead and drag the tiles and place them in the correct order.
Here is the link to the original text entry. From here you can look at all the available options for creating different types of activities. I created mine to work specifically with the Paragraph option.
Remember, for a more detailed description of Textivate, head over to Danny’s post on The Whiteboard Blog.
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