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Electrifying Art HistoryGrades 7-12Visualizing Art in 3-D
Learn about famous artists and their work through interactive, participatory visual presentations.
Available http://www.smarttech.com/lessonplans/art/art_history.aspGrades 7-12
Create virtual art
Available http://www.smarttech.com/lessonplans/art/art_3d.asp
Save lessons to present to students who were absent. http://www.pershing.k12.nv.us/elementary/SMART.htmUse the "record" feature to make a short movie to demonstrate steps in using computer software. Example - Teaching Adobe Premier - record a short movie of "Importing a Still Image." Make a lot of short movies with an index. Create a "How To" cd for class/studentsto use. http://www.pershing.k12.nv.us/elementary/SMART.htm
Use the SmartBoard to prepare a lecture and training sessions and burn it to a cd. Then use it for "substitute lesson plans" on a day you have to be gone. No more lost time when the teacher has to be out and very easy for the substitute to deliver! http://www.pershing.k12.nv.us/elementary/SMART.htm
Portfolio assessment using microphone and SmartBoard recorder. Student presents project research on SmartBoard during class. During parent/teacher conference, the taped original presentation is shown to parents and the original work could be considered a draft. Students can go to draft presentation and make corrections. Teachers and parents can then view and hear corrections or though processes of learning and revising. http://www.pershing.k12.nv.us/elementary/SMART.htm
General games @ Funbrain.com
Search by subject area and/or grade level. http://www.funbrain.com/teachers/curric.html
Ideas for teaching writing, e.g. interactive story writing, collaborative writing and revising. http://www.smarttech.com/education/k12writing.aspDo daily language on Smart Board. Have kids come up and make changes using editing and proofreading marks. Also use highlighter tool to highlight nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. http://www.pershing.k12.nv.us/elementary/SMART.htm
"I use mine every morning for Daily Oral Language and Daily Analogies. The kids fix the mistakes in sentences on paper and then I call them up, one-by-one to fix them with editing marks on the SMARTBoard. " Brooke Higgins Carthage, MO http://emints.more.net/info/northeast/techtips.html#tip%204
Grammar practice: Write words that make a sentence. Scramble the words and have the kids to together the words to make their own sentences. http://www.pershing.k12.nv.us/elementary/SMART.htm
Growing stories: Have students come to the SmartBoard at different times during the day to add an original sentence to a story. You could begin with a prompt or have students begin the story themselves. http://emints.more.net/info/northeast/techtips.html#tip%204
Literacy in Junior school
Read with the class, drawing attention to key parts from the text. Children can then come up and highlight or underline words in the word and sentence level work. Key phrases, dialogue and the manipulation of text can be used by the children as a board activity or as a follow up in the computer suite.
http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/whiteboards/tent1.html [scroll halfway down page]Write a daily newsletter article with students. We discuss what we learned that day and write a paragraph about it. Students use the on-screen keyboard to help with writing the article. Add digital camera pictures, clipart, etc. At the end of each week, print the newsletter and students take it home. http://www.pershing.k12.nv.us/elementary/SMART.htm
Primary School Literacy Activities
Includes objectives, tasks, and outcomes
http://www.molehill-copse.kent.sch.uk/whiteboard%20done%20literacy.htmlSpelling rules: "Type in your spelling list in separate text boxes. Have students group the word and then make their own rules for how the groups are similar. This activity could also be performed in groups with each group having a unique page of words. This could also be done with grammar rules, such as the rules for creating plurals. Put several sample words on the board, have the students group the similar words and write the rules for creating plurals." http://emints.more.net/info/northeast/techtips.html#tip%204
Word sounds, prefixes and suffixes: "Type the part of the word to be studied (such as ing) in a different color. Type base parts in separate boxes and have students drag the boxes to create unique words." http://emints.more.net/info/northeast/techtips.html#tip%204
Adjectives. Outcomes of lesson:http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/whiteboards/north1.html
- to investigate the effect of changing adjectives
- to use adjectives to make text more interesting
Animals on Display
Grades K-6
Students develop PowerPoint presentations about their favorite animals
http://www.smarttech.com/lessonplans/language/la_animals.aspHaiku is Happening
Grades K-6
Encourages students to associate words with images and better understand haiku poetry. http://www.smarttech.com/lessonplans/language/la_haiku.aspLearning Letter by Letter
Grades K-6
Used with cursive writing software, this lesson makes use of the SMART Board interactive whiteboard's handwriting-recognition feature to test students' handwriting skills. http://www.smarttech.com/lessonplans/language/la_letter.aspLearning by Example
Grades K-6
Collaborative creative writing and editing. Students work together on a story and apply what they've learned to their own individual writing pieces.
http://www.smarttech.com/lessonplans/language/la_editing.aspRhyming cvc words. Sebastian Swan with 1st grade.
http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/whiteboards/swan.htmlShort stories simplified
Grades 7-12
This lesson teaches students to recognize the key components of a story and organize their ideas to generate a creative composition.
http://www.smarttech.com/lessonplans/language/la_stories.asp
Use of interactive white board with foreign language CD-Rom in HS classroom
http://www.ibidwhiteboards.com/home/story02.html
Primary School citizenship
http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/whiteboards/stlawr.html
Evaluating information, checking accuracy and questioning plausibility
http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/whiteboards/north2.html
"...I scanned the math manipulatives we use in class and saved them in a file. I scanned them all as separate objects, so they can be manipulated on the screen. This is helpful to have students share how they may have solved a problem and to be able to demonstrate it on the smartboard." Lori Mathys 4th grade California Elementary http://emints.more.net/info/northeast/techtips.html#tip%204
Math Problems: Power in Numbers
Grades 7-12
Students solve mathematical problems in a group setting
http://www.smarttech.com/lessonplans/math/math_numbers.aspMathematics in Junior school
100 board patterns
http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/whiteboards/tent1.htmlMath Word Problems
"Use this file as an alternative for reviewing math word problems that may appear on the TAAS test. Students can use the SMART pens to solve the problem on the board."
http://www.saisd.org/technology/education/classroom.asp
ExploreMath
Highly interactive math activities for students and educators. http://www.exploremath.com/
Topics include:
- Points in the plane Lines/Linear equations
- Quadratics/polynomials
- Systems
- Inequalities
- Conic sections
- Exponentials/logarithms
- Trigonometry
- Complex Numbers
- Absolute value
- Reflections
- Probability
Across the gradesPre-K - 2
- Exploring Connections Between Mathematics and Art
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/across/connections/index.html- Equivalence
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/across/balance/index.htmlGrades 3 - 5
- Developing Geometry Concepts Using Computer Programming Environments
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/prek2/GeometryConcepts/student/index.htmlGrades 6-8
- Exploring Geometric Solids and Their Properties
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/3-5/GeometricSolids/student/index.htmlGrades 9-12
- Simulating Probability Situations Using Box Models
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/6-8/BoxModel/student/index.html- Exploring Histograms
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/6-8/BarChart/student/index.html- Analyzing Numeric and Geometric Patterns of Paper Pool
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/6-8/PoolTable/student/index.html- The Factor Game
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/6-8/FactorGame/student/index.html- The Product Game
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/6-8/ProductGame/student/index.html
- Investigating Linear Relationships: The Regression Line and Correlation
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/912/LinearRelationships/student/index.html- Using Algebra and Discrete Mathematics to Investigate Population Changes in a Trout Pond
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/912/TroutPond/student/index.html- Whelk-Come to Mathematics: Using Rational Functions to Investigate the Behavior of Northwestern Crows
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/912/Whelk/student/index.html- Shedding Light on the Subject: Function Models of Light Decay
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/912/Light/student/index.html- Put the Heart into Mathematics: Cardiac Output, Rates of Change and Accumulation
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/912/cardiac/student/index.html
Math•lets are math applets you can use to explore math and create interactive lessons. http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/index.htmlAffine Recurrence Plotter: A(n) = b A(n-1) + c
Grades 6-8 and 9-12
Customized grapher based on general Spreadsheet and Graphing Tool. Use tool to investigate graphically effects of varying parameters in an affine recurrence relation, using sliders to adjust values.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/affineplot/index.htmlAffine Recurrence Spreadsheet: A(n) = b A(n-1) + c
Grades 6-8 and 9-12
Customized spreadsheet based on the general Spreadsheet and Graphing Tool. Preloaded to numerically investigate affine recurrence relations.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/affinesheet/index.htmlCubes
Grades 3-5
Volume of cubes can be developed by considering unit cubes, single row (longs) of unit cubes or single layer (flats) of cubes using this applet.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/cubes/index.htmlElectronic Abacus Applet
Grades pre-K-2 and 3-5
Explores use of abacus model for representing numbers and performing addition.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/abacus/index.htmlExpression Pan Balance
Grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12
Interactive pan balance "weighs" numeric or algebraic expressions. Practice arithmetic and algebraic skills, and investigate concept of "equivalence"
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/expbalance/index.htmlFactor Game
Grades 3-5 and 6-8
Interactive game that exercises factoring ability. Test skills against a human or the computer.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/factor/index.htmlFractal Tool PROTOTYPE
Grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12
Try the preset fractals and play with the shapes in each window to understand the iteration process
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/fractal/index.htmlFraction Game
Grades 3-5 and 6-8
Interactive one-person game to practice skills while exploring relationships among fractions and ways of combining fractions.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/fraction/index.htmlFraction Pie
Grades 3-5, 6-8
Explores several models for representing fractions with adjustable numerators and denominators. Version 1: The range of numerator limited to values from 0 &endash; 20; denominator limited to benchmark values 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10 and 20. Version 2: The range of the numerator and denominator is limited to values from 0 to 20. Version 3: The range of the numerator and denominator is limited to values from 0 to 100.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/fractionpie/index.html
Graph Creator PROTOTYPE
Grades 6-8 and 9-12
A prototype graph creator for drawing and manipulating graphs.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/graphcreator/index.htmlIsometric Drawing Tool
Grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12
Use interactive mathlet to create dynamic drawings on isometric dot paper. Draw figures using edges, faces, or cubes. Shift, rotate, color, decompose, and view in 3D or 2D.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/isometric/index.htmlNow/Next Recurrence Table Generator
Grades 6-8 and 9-12
Illustrates one method of dynamically generating a table of values for a recurrence equation.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/recurrence.htmlPool Table
Grades 3-5 and 6-8
Interactive electronic version of the game of Paper Pool, in which players shoot a pool ball so that it bounces off the sides of the table at a 45-degree angle until it lands in another corner.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/pooltable/index.htmlProduct Game
Grades 3-5 and 6-8
Interactive game that exercises skill with factors and multiples.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/product/index.htmlShape Pan Balance
Grades preK-2 and 3-5
Double pan balance provides environment to consider concept of "equivalence". Weight of objects can be specified and fixed, or changed dynamically.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/shapebalance/index.htmlShape Tool PROTOTYPE
Grades 3-5 and 6-8
Tool to manipulate different shapes in several ways. Draw, color, paste, slice, rotate, reflect, expand, and contract.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/shapetool/index.htmlSound Sketch Tool
Grades 6-8 and 9-12
Sound can be measured and quantified in many different ways. Sheet music is one way to represent a series of sounds. MP3 players and computers use a different representation to store a sound. This activity includes software that allows you to sketch and quantify sound using two different representations.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/soundsketch/index.htmlSound Wave - How do computers represent sound?
Grades 9-12 Frequently sound is described using terms such as pitch, tone, frequency, intensity or loudness. To understand the origins of these terms as well as to understand the mathematical models used to represent sound, this applet can help you to explore the dynamics of a sound wave.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/soundwave/index.htmlSpreadsheet and Graphing Tool
Grades 6-8 and 9-12
Interactive math applet combines features of spreadsheets and graphing calculators. Can be used as general tool or customized for specific purposes.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/grapher/index.html
Patterns in Math
Spreadsheet
Grades 6-8 and 9-12
Simplified, yet powerful, spreadsheet has many of the same features as a complete spreadsheet. It is provided online so that you can remain in a web-browsing environment while using it, or in case you do not have a complete spreadsheet.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/spreadsheet/index.htmlVectors and Cars
Grades 6-8 and 9-12
In interactive simulation, "drive" a car by adjusting the magnitude and direction of a velocity vector.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/vector1/index.htmlVectors and Planes
Grades 6-8 and 9-12
In simulation, user "flies" an airplane by adjusting the airplane velocity vector and the wind velocity vector.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/vector2/index.htmlExplore logic patterns
http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/patterns/logic.html
Explore number patterns
http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/patterns/number.html
Explore word patterns
http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/patterns/word.html
Project Interactivate
Java-based tools that correlate with middle school Math standards and concepts. Includes lessons, discussions of concepts and activities to use with students. http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/index.html
The Elementary (gr. 3-5) versions are at http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/elementary/index.htmlShape and Space in Geometry
Activities about shape, including identifying properties of shapes and measuring dimensions. Activities about space focus on moving objects around in your imagination, and visualizing how things will look. http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/geometry/
World MusicWeb sites
Grades K-6
Students present their knowledge of world music to the class using online resources and an interactive CD-ROM. http://www.smarttech.com/lessonplans/music/music_noteworthy.asp
Ideas for Science class, including Virtual Field Trips, Multimedia Presentations, Ask an Expert. http://www.smarttech.com/education/k12scienceclass.aspScience - creating a diagram of a cell, electrical circuit, water cycle, etc. Create a slide show where each component is added, labeled and put as a separate slide so you can build something in sequential steps. Then save to computer for review or information for kids who were absent or need review. Literacy - Put passage on screen and have kids underline or highlight or mark key information for discussion or better understanding of passage. http://www.pershing.k12.nv.us/elementary/SMART.htm
Learning about the life cycle of a frog: primary grades. Includes Smart Notebook file
http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/whiteboards/frogs.htmlDescription of interactive lesson on storms, including concepts of atmobasics of atmospheric pressure, wind, temperature, humidity, and clouds.
http://www.ibidwhiteboards.com/home/story01.htmlMining for Rock and Mineral Uses
Grades K-6
Students compare and contrast rock and mineral properties to determine their uses, working on the SMART Board interactive whiteboard to brainstorm and organize ideas
http://www.smarttech.com/lessonplans/science/sci_minerals.aspDaily Weather
Elementary
http://www.pershing.k12.nv.us/elementary/Smart%20Weather.htm
ExploreScience
Highly interactive science activities for students and educators. http://www.explorescience.com/
Topics include: Building Blocks, Mechanics, Wave Motion, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Astronomy, and Life Sciences
IPhysics
Interactive inquiry-based internet
experiments. Requires Shockwave and Java. http://www.physicslessons.com/iphysics.htm
Laws of Light [Annenberg
project]
Light behaves according to special
rules; for example, it usually travels in a straight line and it bounces
off mirrors at the same angle it hits them. http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/lawslight/index.html
Science of Light [Annenberg
project]
Light in Color. Color is more than
decoration, and perceiving color is tricky. Three activities help you see
how colors interact and how we can use color as a scientific tool.
http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/color/index.html
Soda Constructor
Have to see this to believe it! Explore changes to creature behaviors
when you adjust gravity, friction, springs and muscle power.
http://www.sodaplay.com/constructor/index.htm
Map Reviews: "Have students label regions by dragging clip art pictures which have been copied and pasted into a Notebook document along with a map of city, state, or the United States. "http://emints.more.net/info/northeast/techtips.html#tip%204Notebook page for Social Studies involves sorting examples to distinguish between a law, an interpretation of the law, and an enforcement of the law. http://emints.more.net/info/northeast/Interpretinglaws.html
Mysteries of Mayan Culture
Grades K-6
Students participate in an interactive WebQuest that explores Mayan culture. Using the SMART Board interactive whiteboard, they will participate in an online journey and capture what they learn with electronic notes.
http://www.smarttech.com/lessonplans/social/soc_mayan.aspNovice Newshounds
Grades 7-12
Students study online and print resources, analyze and practice news writing, and collaboratively publish their own newspaper.
http://www.smarttech.com/lessonplans/social/soc_newshounds.aspPioneering Ways to Understand the Past
Grades K-6
Brainstorming ideas both textually and graphically to challenge students' assumptions about pioneer life in North America.
http://www.smarttech.com/lessonplans/social/soc_pioneer.aspPrimary Sources in primary school
http://www.molehill-copse.kent.sch.uk/whiteboard%20done%20history.htmlTake a Road Trip
Grades 4-8
http://www.pershing.k12.nv.us/elementary/Math%20Road%20Trip.htm
Interactive Map Machine
Create customized maps. Use an atlas, satellite shots, and other resources. Hosted by National Geographic. http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachineVirtual Tourist
Get info on sites to visit, build personal travel pages and maps, and access online tools including time converter, currency converter, metric converter, language translator, and travel warnings.
http://www.virtualtourist.com/vtXpeditions Hall
National Geographic Society's interactive "museum" of geography journeys. Climb a mountain, hover over the Earth, speed across Europe, visit an archeological dig...
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/hall/index.html