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ICT in action

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Thursday, February 23, 2006

2 and a half hours well spent


It really is amazing just what is contained inside some applications. I love KidPix 4 which has an incredible amount things to do,see and explore. Last night I decided to trawl through all the grids,backgrounds and resource library of the Activboard software-Wow. My brain was just whizzing with the potential for interactive possibilities. The children discovered dress up dolls which included clowns and pirates. We have just completed a pirates topic so they were desperate to try out the features and extras for the pirates as you can see above. I would liken the board to a treasure chest- you don't know what you've got till you open it up and you won't be disappointed.
During my excavation I found targets similar to dartboards. I managed to devise a whole class P1,2 and 3 maths activity. P1 had to identify the numbers where I placed the counters then practise writing them on her whiteboard ( I only have 1 P1). P2 added or subtracted the numbers writing them on their whiteboards. P3 multiplied or divided the numbers. I wasn't sure of how this activity would last but they were really keen. When I put the clock on and gave them 20 seconds to write down their answers before the buzzer sounded the tension was audible! Suddenly having to pit there wits against the clock added a new dimension to the activity. We eventually tore ourselves away from the board and went back to doing some SPMG written work. I think I shall summon up the dartboard again tomorrow!

1 Comments:

  • At 2/24/2006 5:37 pm, Blogger marlyn moffat said…

    It does take a bit of time to explore the potential, but well worth the effort, to get the best out of it. I like the fact that it produces an interactive element to so many of the things we do ordinarily.

     

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