Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Using the Dual Touch SMARTBoard in Class

Have you seen the new game called "Minute to Win It"? It is a great game. In the show there is something called the "Breakfast Scramble" where a cereal box is cut up in to 20 rectangular equal size pieces. Then they have two people working together to put the pieces back together again. Of course they have to do it in a Minute. Here is a video of the rules. While I was watching the show I thought of using my new DUAL TOUCH 800 Series SMARTBOARD. Perfect for our DUAL TOUCH SMARTBoard! Here is what I did in class. 1. I found a picture that would be easy to put back together. 2. Then I cut the problem up into 12 square pieces. (I used the screen capture tool by placing a light gray dotted grid over the picture) We did a podcast on this very topic with instructions. All you have to do is go to podcast number 81 at 3. I deleted the picture and scattered the 12 pieces around the page. 4. I put a timer in the corner. (optional) 5. Now I chose two students to come up to the board and UN-SCRAMBLE the picture. This was really engaging and it was fun to see people working together. Here are my students working on the new DUAL TOUCH 800 Series SMARTBoard. Today I made a problem in my Introduction to Algebra class and then cut it up into 12 pieces. I asked two students to come up and put the problem together and then solve it. The rest of the class has to wait until the problem is revealed before they could start on the rest of the problem. Check out the video below. It turned out to be a very engaging activity. I'm excited to learn more tricks with the board. This is my third day with the new board. I anticipate a lot of new FUN. Do you have a 800 Series SMARTBoard? Let me know. How are you using the dual touch feature? All the Best, Dave

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love it! Great use of dual touch and showing the students working together. They are lucky to be in your class.