Yearly Archives: 2010
The SMART Board tools icon is a helpful instrument as it will allow you to access various SMART tools; such as the Spotlight and the Screen Capture Toolbar, when you are using different applications. On a Windows computer, the SMART Board tools icon can be found in the notification area on the bottom of your … Read more
When it comes to downloading YouTube videos, “3″ is the magic number. If your school is blocked from YouTube, and there’s a clip you’d like to show your class, the video below shows how you can insert that clip into Notebook.
A hot technology recently, has been “Mixed Reality” a.k.a. “Augmented Reality.” The technology adds 3-D interactive, virtual objects to our real world that can be used for learning. If you have access to a new SMART Document Camera you will eventually be able to use Mixed Reality. As you can see from the slide show, we’ve recently had a bunch of … Read more
Teq has a free learning object available for download. It’s the Teq Christmas Word Bucket. It is similar to our Halloween Word Bucket that we posted in October. This object allows teachers to easily create interactive activities with a holiday theme. Use the word bucket for mathematics, foreign language, Social Studies, ELA, ESL, and … Read more
The days preparing for winter recess can be stressful, as students focus more on vacation then doing their work. Interacting with a SMART Board can help young children acquire fine motor skills. Uptoten.com has several interactive Christmas activities that can aid in teaching these necessary skills.
SMART Board User Conference, January 8
Saturday, January 8, 2011, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM,
Brooklyn Technical High School
29 Fort Greene Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Explore the SMART Board and its many applications in hands-on sessions taught by SMART Certified Master Trainers, who are also state certified teachers. Share ideas with other educators in … Read more
As you are wrapping up things prior to winter recess the story The Polar Express is a story that is easily integrated into thematic units relating to character education, transportation, polar region and/or the winter season. One way to differentiate the instruction is by having students listen to the story, read (or follow along with) the text, and see … Read more
Before this Festival of Lights, Hebrew teachers everywhere teach their students to add new candles from right to left and light the candles from left to right. Interestingly enough, when teachers were asked about how we light the Chanukiah, they all motioned with their arms before they said the words. It would seem that the … Read more
Teq will be offering opportunities for professional development on Wednesday, December 15 in Brooklyn, and Thursday, December 16 at the Teq Showroom in Cicero, NY (just north of Syracuse off Interstate 81). Each class is $75.
Bells, Whistles, & Balance
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM (ET)
North Brooklyn … Read more
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) contains more than 100 free, web-based manipulatives for math.
My favorite is “Base Blocks”. When you move a block one column to the right, it breaks apart to show that you have made an exchange. Items can also be re-grouped! Terrific for lessons on Place Value, Adding, and Subtracting. … Read more