Do you have a SMART board or interactive white board in your school library?
I do, and I like to use it for a library center! Here are a few great centers I’ve found (so far) to allow students to actively learn. And if you’ve been following this blog for any time at all, you know that my favorite price is FREE!
The first center I tried on our SMART board was Shelver, from Mrs. Lodges Library. It was a hit, with all grade levels!
Created by Mrs. Lodge, an elementary school librarian blogger in Massachusetts, this game lets students put fiction or non-fiction books in order by moving them around. This is a great review of alphabetical order AND of decimal numbers. Plus our students had fun moving the books around on the board!
BRAIN POP GAMES
Brain Pop has lots of games, for different subjects, and they’re FREE! You don’t have to have a subscription to play the games. (But we love our BrainPop subscription, and don’t want to teach without it!)
So far, we’ve played the “Chain Game” and “Say What” on Brain Pop Junior. My group of kindergarten strong readers played these games while I listened to individual students read to me so that I could check their progress. They were able to play and take turns independently, reviewing some reading skills while they had fun!
SCHOLASTIC WHITE BOARD RESOURCES
I stumbled on this resource a few days ago, while I was looking for something else. (I’ve always described my learning style as “accidental!”) Scholastic has games and interactive books for your white board here.
You can display a Scholastic News top story or a Clifford book for students to read. How about Charlotte’s Web’s Pick-a-Perfect-Word game? I’ll be trying Clifford Learning Games this week.
My students are HIGHLY engaged when we work with our SMART board, and I need more resources in my SMART board bag of tricks. Please share YOUR great interactive white board ideas with a comment!