Friday, October 8, 2010
Learning Progression in IWB Classroom
I have been preparing for a SMART Board training in my school as many of the teachers here are brand new SMART users. One of the comments I keep hearing is "I know I can't use it as a glorified overhead". My first reaction is to say, "well, yes you can and I expect it in the beginning". I don't know how anyone will feel successful with the boards if they don't start from the basics. In thinking about all of this, I decided that part of my training probably needs to be an explanation of how their learning will progress while using the boards as a teaching tool. After a lot of thinking, drawing, writing and designing, I came up with this chart. (Special thanks to @tgwnn, @mtrump, @alabamasue and @edtechsteve for their input during the design phase). Take a look, use it how you see fit and recommend any additions/changes.