Monthly Archives: June 2010
Sheppard Software designs educational software and free online games/activities. The goal of the company is to create interactive, visual and auditory activities that stimulate thinking. When you mix the learning tools and games from Sheppard Software with the computer/human interface that is the SMART Board you get students and teachers having fun and learning. Any … Read more
Food based math for the SMART Board.
Math teachers have long enjoyed using food in their lessons. Whether we use M&M’s to discuss fractions, or pizza to learn about circles, food can be a fun part of the lesson. Subway’s recent decision to arrange their isosceles cheese slices in a more “geometrically satisfying pattern,” is the latest opportunity for teachers … Read more
Many of us here remember the Schoolhouse Rocks video for “How a Bill Becomes a Law.” Perhaps you’ve even shown your students. It’s a super catchy tune, although the animation is a bit, well it’s a bit 1970′s.
Denise wrote us to say, “I LOVE the SMART Response clickers. I am still learning, but have had great success with them already–the kids love them too. Thanks so much–there are not enough … Read more
How long do you spend looking for the perfect image for your Notebook file? How long is too long? The answer depends on the person, but one way to reduce the amount of time you spend looking for that “perfect” image is to use Google Image Swirl! (http://image-swirl.googlelabs.com/)
This site can help minimize the … Read more
The Teq Summer SMART Board Academy is less than two months away (sessions start July 26) and courses are filling up quickly. So, it comes as no surprise that we have been fielding some great questions related to individual teacher’s existing SMART Board knowledge and which course(s) would be most appropriate.
Folks are asking questions … Read more
Here are links to two math riddles which can be presented, and solved interactively, on your SMART Board.
Four Friends Need to Cross a Bridge – One Lamp, 17 Minutes.
The Water Jug Puzzle from “Die Hard with a Vengeance.”
Have you gotten bored using the same fonts with your students? Time in and time out we go to the ones we know. How many times can we use Times New Roman or Comic Sans? It is easy to add new fonts to your computer and new life to your lessons!
First, obtain new fonts. … Read more