28 April 2015

Using ActivExpressions to Engage students - Cooperation lesson at Stanley P.S.

Using ActivExpressions to Engage Students

As part of the year-long support of Interactive Whiteboard Learning Communities, Home School Program special education teacher Catherine Watson at Stanley Public School recently completed a co-teaching experience with Itinerant Resource Teacher, Andrea Statton.  The lesson focused on the theme of cooperation.  Students had the opportunity to use ActivExpressions to respond to various questions on the Promethean interactive whiteboard. 



As the lesson progressed, students articulated their understanding of cooperation and voted if certain images and situations depicted cooperation. The students were then shown a YouTube video of Kid President’s “20 Things We Should Say More Often” (https://youtu.be/m5yCOSHeYn4) and the students were asked to make connections between what Kid President was suggesting and the idea of cooperation.

Next, students were asked to write their own phrase or statement that should be said more often to promote cooperation.  After some think time was given, students texted in their cooperation sayings using the ActivExpressions. 

Once all of the responses had been received, Ms. Watson used “Word Seed” to paste her student’s responses onto the ActivInspire flipchart page. 


Students then explained how their statement promotes cooperation. One student said, “Saying nothing is good sometimes so that you don’t say something mean.”

If you would like more information on Linking to YouTube videos in ActivInspire, check out our video:  https://youtu.be/9yv_hz78H8k

If you would like more information on Using the Fill Tool in ActivInspire, check out our video:  https://youtu.be/-KzM35KFYM0 

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