interaction means more students actively engaged in your lesson.
Greater student engagement will lead to a deeper understanding
of concepts. The purpose here is to explore Notebook tools that
lead to more interactive lessons.
first explore the Lesson Activity Toolkit. Open Notebook
then click the Gallery tab. You'll see a category called
Lesson Activity Toolkit 2.0. Click the plus sign to expand
The best way to explore
these interactive options is to select Examples. This
will expand predeveloped sample activities using the Lesson Activity
Toolkit. Click and drag the sample activities into Notebook
and try them out. Notice there is also a category called
Games. Expand Games for examples with different games - Hot Spots for geography,
crosswords, among others.
I also have a file with mainly Communication Arts ideas. This file also explains how each activity is made.
||Develop some of your
own interactive lessons using these templates. Here are
some that were developed over the summer . . . .
Locations (might take a minute to download)
||Now try to develop
an interactive lesson on your own. All activities
will have an Edit button. Click this button
and enter the text for your activity. For some it will be
the answer and a hint. For others you will need to make
sure you have the correct word or date matched up with its
definition or event. Finally, is there a self-check option
you need to change? Notice some are xs or checks and others
are "well done" or "try again".
||So the activity is developed but how do you activate
the activity? After you have entered all your text, click
the OK button. The activity is ready to
be played. Once all words have been sorted, events put in
order or words/phrases have been arranged, click the Check
button. This will self-check your activity. Now
you can click the Reset button to try the activity again.
if these are nothing more than a short lesson introduction, they
are engaging and will get your students involved in your lesson.
And since they are already formatted, it takes very little to
develop them, save to your H Drive, and open again for a unit
review, MAP prep or just a short warm up activity.
|When you use your SMART
Board, are your lessons engaging? Do your students interact with
the SMART Board? Even if you don't use this type of interaction,
how do/can your students interact with your SMART Board?