This "FREE" smartboard activity allows the children to practice sorting similar special sounds, begin identifying patterns, and start recognizing where they hear the sound in each words. Sorts include: Long A (ay, ai, a_e) Long E (ea, ee, e_e, -y) Long I (ie, i_e, igh, -y) Long O (oa, ow, o_e, oe) Long U (u_e, ue, ew, oo) R-Controlled (ir, ur, er, ar) (ou, ow) (oi, oy) Digraphs (ch, wh, th, sh) Pocket Chart has all sounds above, all letters, ed, ing, ng, aw, & tch
When I was teaching in England there were no chalkboards or whiteboards..only IWB (interactive white boards) or SMARTboards as they are known in Canada. So many teachers in the schools are scarred of them because they think they have to prepare very impressive, dramatic lessons on them. I used them on a daily basis and learned so much. Here is a blog with some simple ideas to start using your IWB!
Word Cloud Generators called Tagxedo. The options for creating word clouds are simply incredible and best of all, the site makes it very easy to save your work as an image file without the need to "capture" your work. The flash-based results are a lot of fun to use and when you are using your SMART Board, you can touch on a word to make it enlarge and come to the forefront.