I know that the comments on this blog are condensed, and you may have missed some GREAT ideas in the comments for interactive white board centers. Let me bring them on stage and shine a spotlight on them.
After you sign up for a free educator account at storybird.com, you’ll choose artwork for the background. Choose “poem,” and you’ll see the artwork in the middle, and words along both sides that your students can drag onto the picture to create a poem.
Thanks to Julie Doepken for sharing this idea! She says that “they [students] love being able to refresh the words and/or artwork (although I usually ask them not to refresh the artwork).”
Thanks to Kimberly Holloway for sharing this wiki, with library games organized by grade level. She says that her students enjoy the variety of choices. Here’s a sample of the games for third grade.
If you have ebooks in your collection, try displaying them on the interactive white board for students to read together. Marie Griffiths says that her students enjoy turning the page when they read a narrated Capstone ebook on the board. Students have to listen and watch the highlighted text so that they know when it’s time to turn to the next page! Thanks for sharing that idea, Marie!
I appreciate you and learn so much from our online collaboration! Thanks for sharing what’s worked for you in comments! I hope these ideas help you enjoy your last few weeks of school!