Who would have thought that being able to move a coin magically across a screen could engage an entire group of first graders just a week shy of the winter break?!? Not this girl and she is self labeled a “tech lover.” But today, ahhhhh, magic happened! In a class of 25+ 6 year olds, a lesson was delivered and well received. The kiddos in this class were counting coins in unison, knew what type of coin, what it was worth, and how to pay for a holiday gift with the exact amount of change. Sure they could have done the same thing with a boring, old worksheet but they were up and moving! One classmate manipulated the SMART board images and they all counted and gave feedback. So here’s my point… SMART boards are SMART for younger kids! They are working on motor skills, manipulating objects, and just plain excited about using it! They can’t wait for their turn at the board and they know they need to pay attention and participate if they want to be the next SMART person to demonstrate on the SMART board. What a great learning center! Want to use the SMART Board but don’t know how to create a lesson? Visit SMARTexchange and borrow some amazing games and game templates that were created by others for you to use.
This video was uploaded to Youtube by eduTecher on Jun 14, 2009