I’ve started to think about the Smartboard that sits in our glass classroom and what I could start with. Then I thought what training will I need, then as chance should cross my path I read this blog from Blogwalker, Gail Desler, http://blogwalker.edublogs.org/2009/03/21/ideas-to-inspire-this-weeks-1-favorite/ and it link to this http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/interactivewhiteboards.htm Why not have a read and give it a go. Other useful sites include http://smartboards.typepad.com/, http://technology.usd259.org/resources/whiteboards/smartlessons.htm, http://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-US/Products/SMART+Boards/Front+projection/
After spending all day Thursday taking photos of our school’s Year 9 students at Woodhouse, I was thinking what most Art galleries around the world have resources for teachers try these sites:
- San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art – http://www.sfmoma.org/pages/teacher_resources
- The Louvre – Closer Look – http://www.louvre.fr/llv/dossiers/liste_oal.jsp
- The National Gallery – http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/education/visits/resources.htm
- Guggenheim – http://artscurriculum.guggenheim.org/lessons/start.php
- National Gallery of Australia – http://nga.gov.au/Education/resources.cfm
If you want to start blogging with your students then the presentation Blogwalker attened at CUE 2009 by Alice Mercer is worth a read. Here is Blogwalkers post http://blogwalker.edublogs.org/2009/03/05/blogging-with-elementary-students-alice-mercer-from-cue-2009/ follow the links and see what it takes. As a reminder our Education Department is about to release a document on using the Internet safely with students so stay tuned.