On the screen there were many pictures of bugs, and their names were hidden behind shapes that could be moved. When I moved the first few shapes to reveal the answers, the students were ooh-ing and ahh-ing enthusiastically as they marveled at the technology. I admit I thought it was pretty cool but I didn't know there were so many more possibilities of interactive lessons besides simply hiding and revealing answers until today's class.
While quickly looking through some examples of Smartboard lessons, I noticed one that had a colourful keyboard for a music lesson and I mentally took note to investigate further when I'm not drowning in a sea of homework and projects.
I'm pretty excited for my group's presentation on Pointillism next week! We have a few ideas on how we can incorporate the Smartboard into a Gr.5 art lesson.