Monthly Archives: January 2012
David Coleman, a contributing author of Common Core State Standards, called fractions “the mighty art that most predicts algebraic understanding”. The links below are among the best resources we’ve seen for understanding fractions and developing strategies through extended activity.
The link to the right is a dynamic worksheet … Read more
Let the numbers do the work. The Random Number Generator is a great student selection tool for any classroom. Instead of calling on your students to read, answer problems or come up to the SMART Board, you can assign each student with a number and have the application choose the next participant.
The Random Number … Read more
Whether it’s the beginning of the school year or you’re substituting a class, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting a name when you call on a student. Using the Random Word Chooser tool in SMART Notebook, you can have the software randomly choose students for you.
The following video is a tutorial of the Random Word … Read more
If you’re looking for interactive math activities for your SMART Board, check out Math Playground. This application will allow you to choose from a number of interactive games for elementary and middle school classrooms. Explore the Math Games section and find the perfect game for your students.
One of my favorite Math Games is … Read more
Many people are under the impression that the way to get Hebrew onto a SMART Notebook page is by image capture. We have made a lot of progress, and now we can type Hebrew directly into Notebook and Lesson Activity Toolkit objects – even with vowels. We can also drag ‘n’ drop Hebrew text onto the … Read more
William H. Sadlier, Inc., a well renowned Christian publishing company, created an exciting web based initiative called We Believe. The website offers a variety of properties and activities for students, teachers, priests, pastors and families.
We Believe categorizes resources based on grade level, from Kindergarten to Eighth grade, and also includes a section that … Read more
What’s a Hink Pink? Well, it’s a “cool tool.” A Hink Pink is a riddle where the answer is two words that rhyme and have one syllable. For example, an embargo on air movement devices is a fan ban. There’s also something called a “Hinky Pinky” and a “Hinkety Pinkety.” Those have two syllable … Read more
Take control of your classroom. ClassDojo.com is a real-time behavior management tool that will help you increase student engagement quickly and easily. ClassDojo will allow you to recognize specific behaviors as they occur, all with just one click from your interactive whiteboard, laptop, tablet or even your smart phone.
All behavioral information is logged automatically … Read more
Are your students ready for some new SMART Table activities? Visit SMART Exchange today and download 3 new free SMART Table applications including “Story Stage,” “Narrow it Down” and “Image Reveal.” All the activities are a lot of fun and will enhance student collaboration.
How to download a new application:
Make video games a learning activity. Sumdog has a wide selection of free numeration games and teacher tools that will keep your students engaged in math.
Sumdog’s math games cover over 100 numeracy topics, which span 10 levels of difficulty. Your students can challenge each other or you can divide your class into teams so … Read more