Finding Resources for the IWB

This google search engine is specifically for locating useful SMART notebook files and could be very useful for identifying resources (they are however not limited to the British curriculum and will include resources from other countries curriculums).

Remember for a specific search or resources linked to the English curriculum subject areas that there is alse the SMART exchange which provides support for searching for subject specific topic areas across different key stages. There are also some great quizzes on here which can be adapted. You can find out more about the SMART exchange including a video tour of what is on offer and how to search in this previous post.

Ideas to Inspire

Ideas_to_Inspire

Today I came across this superb site relevant to most curriculum areas and it certainly does what it says on the tin – it has many  “Ideas to Inspire“! The site has been put together by Mark Warner and is a collaborative project including a series of presentations giving short overviews of creative ideas for use in the classroom. The presentations have been put together using ideas contributed by classroom practitioners and provide real inspiration for engaging students.

The site is divided into 3 areas:

(i) Curriculum Ideas – specific ideas and resources for areas across the curriculum (e.g. Maths, Science, Geography etc.)

Inter_Maths

(ii) Interesting ways to use ICT in the classroom - one of my favourite sections – this takes particular ICT tools such as the IWB, Visualisers etc. and looks at creative ways of making the most of these to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

Ideas_IWB

(iii) Other Collaborative presentations – such as this superb one on “Techy” tips for not so “Techy” teachers!

Techy_Tools

The site is rapidly increasing and Mark has reported 500 ideas already and 50 new ideas on the site just this week!! A brilliant site – well worth frequently returning to (I have added it to the Professional Development links) – a huge thanks to Mark and all the other collaborators for sharing such a wealth of ideas.

Just for Fun!

A couple of little gadgets just for fun!

1. Spell with Flickr - draws upon letters in flickr images to spell whatever you want it to! You can then of course either use the SMART capture tool to capture your image and insert into notebook etc. or even embed straight into your blog.

letter G KMcElman_090516_E7 O letter G 3723 / R in concrete Letra A P letter H Copper Lowercase Letter y

(Thanks to Danny Nicholson for the heads up on this one!)

2. Befuddlr

A fun little tool which takes a picture from flickr and gives it the ‘befuddlr’ treatment to create a little picture puzzle – ideal for use on the IWB using drag and drop! For example…….

This….

Befuddle_Before

Becomes this….

Befuddle_after

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