I was in a classroom with an interactive whiteboard today so I thought I’d try finding something on-line to help spice up the lesson I had to do on climate, weather and seasons. I ended up going with this Australian website but it wasn’t all that engaging for a lively group of Year 4s. So I’ve got something in my arsenal for next time I’ve been hunting tonight for on-line resources that can be used with IWBs and I’ve saved the sites below to my delicious account so that I can try accessing them at different schools when I have the time. So far I’ve found a lot for lower primary and not as much for upper primary and I will have to try them at various schools to see if they get through firewalls etc but it is a start.
I’m such a newbie at all of this that I was surprised to find classroom management tools on some sites – timers, weather and date charts etc etc. There will be so much I can use when I get to have my own class again but for now I’ll just dip my toe into this brave new world and try out a few things when I get the opportunity.
If anyone has something else wonderful to suggest that I could be using or wonderful ideas on utilizing IWBs when relief teaching please let me know in the comments section.