Fun Interactive whiteboard games

Use your Interactive Whiteboard as a guided reading station

I started using Gynzy with my second graders as part of a guided reading station. I teach Guided Reading for 60 minutes a day. During that time, my students rotate to three different stations per day. One of the stations is the Interactive Whiteboard in front of class on which I open Gynzy.

In preparation I search language arts activities and place them in my favorites tab. I select all of the activities that match what I’m currently teaching. Students can then choose an activity in the favorites tab to work on during the guided reading station time.

The students are allowed to choose what activity they would like to do. I notice that the students are more engaged when they have a choice in what they do. I let them work in groups of two- or three students. My students have worked out great ways to take turns selecting activities themselves. They are perfectly able to manage that. I feel like the students take their responsibility seriously when I allow them free use of the SmartBoard. I don’t feel it should be sitting idle while I’m working and reading with small groups of students. I think technology should be being used throughout the day. There are such great activities to use, why let it sit for an hour? They have learned to work quietly and respectfully at the SmartBoard. What I like most is that they have learned how to solve issues that occur with the SmartBoard using problem-solving skills.

They have also used the “create words” activity a lot. They start with three letter words, and know that they can go to settings and change the number of letters. They start with three letter words but quickly move on to challenge themselves with harder words. I’ve noticed that they often build words that are based on Spelling patterns that we have worked on. There are also a lot of useful vowel activities available, which students can work with themselves.

After using it during guided reading stations, I thought why not pull some Math activities and allow my students to use it during their math work-station time. This has worked out really great as well! The two activities I often noticed them using were “Count Money” and “Money: Learning About Change”. I think they enjoyed these two activities because they could select how much money they wanted to count at a time. My higher level students were always challenging themselves with many different kinds of coins and bills.

create words Count Money

Trivial Pursuit DVD Pop Culture

by clrocks

Is really good. It comes with an interactive dvd that you access when you go for a piece of the pie.
I've played it a few times and it's been fun, and it's good for groups.
Cranium is another good one, you can pick it up at Starbucks.
Can you be any more specific about what you are looking for? Board games, video games etc.

You might also like
Designing Lessons for Interactive Whiteboards - Pt 1: Movement
Designing Lessons for Interactive Whiteboards - Pt 1: Movement
Engage Students in Interactive Whiteboard Activities
Engage Students in Interactive Whiteboard Activities ...

Bored? Play a board game!  — CTV News
Whether you're at the cottage, campsite or at home, a boardgame is a great way to get every member of the family in on the fun. Jon Levy of Mastermind Toys paid a visit to Canada AM to share some of his favourites! Games for the Cottage.

FAQ

avatar
What is a fun interactive online game?

I know this game on facebook, it had something to do with dress up like Idress or dress up... Any one know the name?

not sure abt this but in facebook ,sims social you can also change your avatars clothes.
You might want to check out omgpop.com too. Its a fun site.
Have fun :)

avatar
What are some fun games to play with a whiteboard.

With a whiteboard, you can play tic tac toe, hang man, and dots.

Related Posts