28 February 2012

SEA IWB Learning Communities support - mid-year examples

SEA Interactive Whiteboard Learning Communities Bring and Share update

On Tuesday, at Dunlace Public School this week, Ms. Berman hosted a number of her HSP Learning Community teachers for a Bring and Share session.

Ms. Berman

Ms. Berman, Ms. Flowerday, Ms. Pryor
and Ms. Jacobs. (left to right).
Teachers took turns showing how they have used the IWB software tools, Document Camera, other software such as Clicker 5 and Read and Write Gold in conjuction with the IWB, to enhance lessons and engage their students.

Teachers problem-solved, brainstormed and discussed ways to reinforce the use of the IWB in creating pre-made lessons or "on the fly" during teachable moments in the classroom.

Ms. Berman shared her use of the Screen recorder function of the document camera in her point of view lesson. After reading the story book, "Fly Away Home", students were asked to take the perspective of a character in the book, during a point of time in the story. The recorder allows both a visual and audio recording of the student's thoughts of what the bird might be thinking.

IWB-friendly sites
Ms. Flowerday shared some web sites with the group.

Response Systems sessions continue

The SEA team completed the second set of Learner Response sessions offered to SEA IWB Learning Community teachers this week. To review the use of Learner Responses for student participation and assessment in the classroom, see a previous blog post here: Response Systems.

The first Response Session set of training sessions were held in late January.

At North Bridlewood P.S., Junior MID teacher Ms. McGuire and an itinerant teacher co-created a lesson using the "clickers" or Response system with her students to reinforce two-dimension shapes in Geometry and Spacial Sense. To see Ms. McGuire in action, watch the video that was taken during the co-teaching session.

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