So, this past Tuesday I had my first day of training for my new SMART board. It was extremely overwhelming, but at the same time, very motivating. I had no idea all the wonderful resources that were already out there to support educating our students.
I had since done some searching of the pre-made applications and lessons. I created the balloon popping attendance list for my students the next day and they were so pumped. I also used the group generator and it was the first time that I not only did not receive any grumblings about the groups, but there was a general excitement about working with the person that the SMART board assigned for them!!!
Next Tuesday, I am going to try my first curriculum based lesson. It is a math lesson based on greater than, less than and equal to. I am hoping that the excitement for the technology will transfer to excitement for the math. Also, today we had a speaker at our Institute (Dr. Anthony Mohamed) who talked about losing the boys about grade 4 because of the loss of Kinesis in our lessons. Hopefully this will activate the motivation in all students who need to move to learn…
More to follow!