I love my Smartboard, but I didn't LOVE it until recently.
I didn't use it the way I needed to. I can admit it now. I used it with my Elmo, I used it for PowerPoints, and I used it as a glorified computer monitor and overhead.
I didn't LOVE it, and use it the way it wanted so badly to be used. I am so sorry little Smartboard for the time we could have spent together. I know now you were just dying to be engaged with my students. Wanting so badly to be touched with the pen, and interactive with those little minds.
I think I heard you reboot a few times over it.
But...I DO NOW!!!!
I love them! They have saved my entire Calendar Time! I no longer take up half the room with my calendar wall!!!! I can actually display child centered work! I can have room to put anchor charts! I absolutely think these girls are the most up and coming gals in the teacher world!
Just look at Calendar Time on a Smartboard:
It is interactive to actually keep track of the weather. On the next page, you keep a running temperature graph that is interactive and connected to Weather.com
Money keeps track of the days we have been in school!
Number grid can be used a variety of ways. The next page that isn't shown is a fact family house where we roll die, yes, interactive Smartboard die to determine our fact family house!
I cannot tell you how awesome these programs are! If you use Everyday Math it goes over the same skills!
I also love the games they created. Our classroom favorite is probably:
Long Vowel Speedway!
The kids can't get enough of this game and all that are included. I believe there are at least 8 different games in the Long Vowel Speedway file. Kids love this during Daily 5. I include it in Working on Words.
Enough of how much I love Smart Lesson Stop! Now I get to tell you how you can love them!!!!
Go to their site, look around, and then come back here and just leave a comment about what you think would be of good use to you in your classroom. (1 Entry)
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And the WINNER WILL GET..... 4 Smartboard Products of their choice!!!!
YES, I SAID 4!!!!! WHOOO HOOO!
I will announce a winner on Friday, March 4th at 7:00ish EST
I just know you guys are going to love their stuff. I only like the best things out there and items that I just can't make myself, or don't have the time. I LOVE their resources, the kids LOVE them, and it saves time! Not to mention that their products are so teacher friendly priced!
Let the Smartie's Smartboard Contest Begin!