101 Ways To Use Your IWB and Data Projectors

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1, Clip of the day – A novel idea. When kids weren't getting back to class on time Nick Opie came up with the idea of showing a clip right on 1.30 pm for those who had arrived back. It can be a state change, just for fun, educational or relating to a topic. Here are a few that have been filtered for you. Thanks Nick.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWLlDIzi8SU God and The BMX kid

Optical illusions. AllWater Cycle Video - http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cd7Bsp3dDo Help Desk
http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/show/entire/ Amazing images from hubble. Put some of your own music to these in background.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlLN_Jcg1pc UFO's Kids love them
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs6O_eIQPBI&feature=PlayList&p=6FC2A33A1245BF41&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=3 Gallipoli
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nch5MbnvTqY Berlin Wall Documentary. Yr 5 up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVEvbEE0pwc&feature=related Titanic. Some sad interviews but interesting.
Making of the Pyramids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAXu4ODpqmk&feature=related Petra – lost city Jordan slideshow Only
Stonehenge Creation (all)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGQmdoK_ZfY Monkey illusions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYAUazLI9k Dancing at a Belgium Train Station see the surprised onlookers.

http://edtalks.org/play.php?vid=313 The IWB Revolution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGRW3q_SkmM&feature=related 10 inspirational quotes

Clean Up Song

2, Poems for kids – Shared Reading read by their authors (Well most of them anyway)

3, A resource of online books for kids

4, Skype the experts –
www.epals.com – great projects and classes round the world who want to communicate and work with other classes. Huge potential
Skype book awards in NZ for a discussion
http://theedublogger.com/want-to-connect-with-other-classrooms/#New%20Zealand Check this out. Schools as part of skype that want to skype. Whole variety of
countries available.
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6673572.html Here is a whole lot of authors who will skype. Authors for all ages. DO it as a class or part of a reading group.
http://skypeinschools.pbworks.com/Want-Ads Place a wanted advertisement for a school or project that you want. Others will reply and begin skyping.
Skype another school in NZ or Overseas create a project together using a wiki and add to it as you find information
http://www.booktalks.org.nz/ -Amazing this site with CORE Ed has got a range of authors on board so that you can study authors and skype them and talk with them. Launched in May 2010.
There is a small fee involved depending on authors but Skype also looks like offereing the ability to skype with 5 people at once with video opening up the options.

NZ Museum
Waiouru Musem for Anzac day
Sports athletes – Duffy reading
Author of a book – Waihi Library lady to tell of great new book
Another school with a great book/ book of the week
Give a class a quiz – using Internet children create quiz about our country and then in collaborative wiki give it as challenge and receive one. Meet once a week at a specific time to share answers and learn about each others coutries.
E.g. What does a boil up mean in NZ?
What would one be doing if they did a bomb?

5, The Writing Programme Awesome check it out www.writingfun.com

6, Class Boggle – Challenge each other or work as a class

7, Special Moments/Learning Reflection - Take pictures of special learning moments or special moments and create a slide show with music (as an optional) Carry a camera like a cell phone. Discuss successes and learning points through the day.
Download Photo story free and walk throught the simple steps to create your slideshow. Upload it to your wiki for the more capable.

8, Math Starters for Yr 5 & 6 Maybe Bright 4’s

9, Dice - Great for warmups multiple dice, choose the amount of sides you need and numbers

10, Stopwatch - You can do lots with a stopwatch and kids love timing themselves.

11, Microscopes - Use your data projector or IWB to investigate small things in the class. Plug in a digital microscope in to the dataprojector so that it is live on camera mode and zoom in on things that children bring in. Digital microscopes are now around 100 dollars and great for investigating a range of things. Get up close.

12, Great kids action songs – Juniors but I use them with seniors also. They love them.
Hokey pokey
Happy and you know it
Monkeys jumping on bed
ABC song
Phonics sounding abc
Twinkle Twinkle
The great classic
Head, shouldershttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS9OO0S5w2kYMCA with original video

13, Who want to be a mathinaire Choose a different child each day to play or I get the whole class to vote at each question. Other ways to use it is with groups and have a competition to see who can get the furtherest with a group a day having a turn.


14. Get rid of Lost Property - Each celebration assembly we hook the video camera into our data projector and zoom around our assembly live. One of our school leaders at Waihi Central looks for a child who has been sitting up and listening throughout assembly. At the end of assembly we zoom in on the child just like they do at big rugby games. If the child has their name on their t-shirt which we use the camera to check they win a subway voucher. A real hit.

15, A day in History - Why not start your day looking at significant events that have happened in NZ on this day in the past.

16, Teaching Analogue Time - http://www.teacherled.com/resources/clockspin/clockspinload.html

17. Aeosops Fables - What is the moral Great resource of many fables http://www.teacherled.com/resources/aesop/aesopbookload.html

18, Maths - Check out these interactive activities, especailly for teaching maths such as reflection, rotation etc. http://www.teacherled.com/all-interactive-whiteboard-resources/

19, Famous Speeches - use at speech writing time as a model.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQmz6Rbpnu0&feature=related The Girl Who Stopped the World for 5 minutes
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=speech+martin+luther+king&aq=f Matin Luther King

20, Wordle - Create class brainstorms for topics etc or to start a topic for what we know already using wordle. Colours and cool effects. http://www.wordle.net/

21, Kapa Haka videos and singing thanks to Selwyn Ridge. Put these up on your Data Projector or IWB and away you go with your children actions included.

22, Jump Jam - If you havent got the DVD's in your school get them. Push the chairs back, play them through the data projector and the children can all join in. Great exercise and state change for children to get them moving and they love it.

Hundreds Board Onlinehttp://www.apples4theteacher.com/math/games/100-number-chart-one.html
24. Digistore - http://digistore.tki.org.nz/ec/login.action You will need your school username and password but this is an amazing resource of movies, images, sounds including Te Papa archives etc that are waiting for you to search and use. Listed also are appropriate year levels. An amazing resource. Take a look.

25. Optical Illusions Awesome Fun Kids love it Optical illusions and games - Both sides of the brain challenges http://www.echalk.co.uk/amusements/OpticalIllusions/illusions.aspx

26. Teaching punctuation and all those important things. Activities created and ready and waiting. Nouns, verbs, exclamation marks, it's all here.

27. Numeracy - Needing to teach number knowledge, place value, fractions, angles, geometry to the class or a group on your IWB or Data projector. Here is a great place to start. Number lines, Fraction walls, Algebra, its all here in a visual way. Definitely a great maths resource. http://www.echalk.co.uk/Maths/maths.aspx

28. Class Minder - leave for a minute and hour or the day and this guy will take care of your class for you. The Class Minder. http://www.echalk.co.uk/amusements/Humour/classMinder/classMinder.html

Fun Illusions and activties for kids and adults

29.Left and Right Brain challenge - http://www.echalk.co.uk/amusements/brainGym/stupidFoot/stupidFoot.html

30. Freaky Friday Challenge use to happen every second Friday afternoon in a whole class fun challenge. The winner would get their picture put up on the Freaky Friday Winners Board. Have a go at this one for a challenge, kids could do it all day. http://www.echalk.co.uk/Science/physics/reaction/reaction.html

31. Score Board - An online class score board when you want to have teams and take score. http://www.echalk.co.uk/General/scoreBoard/scoreBoard.html

32. Survey Monkey sign up for free and then ask children questions or get them to ask each other questions. Great for surveys etc or even as a class vote on something. Present all your results on your Data Projector or IWB. www.surveymonkey.com

33. Brainstorming Tools - **http://www.mindomo.com/** Free but you MUST sign up to get it to work properly.

34. Brainstorming http://www.xmind.net/downloads/ Also a brainstorming piece of software. Takes a bit to install but once completed pretty good.

35. All the Thinking Tools for working through things with your students PMI, Six thinking hats, Know, want to know and what I have learned, Blooms taxonomy
and many many more http://www.sac.sa.edu.au/Library/Library/Topics/thinking_skills/thinking.html

36. E-best ICT cluster Focus on thinking with some excellent resources and unit plans.

37. Google Earth 3D - Take a tour of NZ finding the AA's 101 best sites to visit. Then have children travel the world looking at the 7 wonders of the ancient world, where they are found. Maybe tie this into you-tube with how the pyramids were built, Petra, Masada and many other sites. http://earth.google.com/

38. Jigsaw Puzzles - http://www.jigsawplanet.com/ This is awesome, a new topic, a child doing something take a picture load it up and each morning children come in get them to solve the puzzle of a digital picture you have taken. Probably many other ways to reinforce learning with this one. Worth a look.

39. Ask 500 People - http://www.ask500people.com/ Ever have that discussion with kids and want a worldwide opinon about something. Debates, questions - log your questions and wait for your answers. Probably worth checking answers before showing publicly.

40. Your Writing Read Back http://www.hearwho.com/ Write in text or even better copy and paste or put your writing in and hear it read back including punctuation. Children will enjoy hearing their writing and can also hear the mistakes and areas that go on to long or that need improvement for meaning. Also a lot of fun.

41.Futureschannel - Cost a few hundred but give the children a real life reason for learning maths, science, design, technology. Show them these great short clips so they can see what they are learning being used in cool occupations in the real world. If you want to gvie kids the big picture of why we are doing this, take a look.

42. Woices - this could be cool or powerful or both. So you have a child going on a trip of the South Island, Australia or The World. There parents have asked you for homework and you cant be bothered spending an extra day sorting it so here it is. Each place they visit they have to record the major site and something that would be really interesting for their classmates to know about it. Then using cafe hotspots or schools that dont have secruity on wireless visit http://woices.com/ sign up and create a 'walk' (voice commentary) on all the places they visit and email you so the class can view the place on the Data Projector and IWB and listen to the childs commentary on it.

43. Shape Collage - Get the kids to take pictures or find and save images telling a learning story, displaying a school value, showing what they like and who they are, many more ideas I am sure you can think of. Download this program in a jiffy http://www.shapecollage.com/?gclid=CMDCwI6d4KECFQP7agod3y9GKQ and install it. Kids can then put text in and using their photos create a collage of a shape, or word. This would be great to use at the start of the year with kids names and a whole lot of their photos about who they are, what they like, their family etc. Put all the kids pictures together in a slide show, show it on your IWB or Data projector. Add some soft music and send it home on a DVD. Parents will love you and buy you a big gift at the end of the year,

44. Problem Solving Game for before school - Get your children working together on the IWB or Data Projector to solve this because every new zealand NEEDS to know how to guide a sheep home. http://www.brainbashers.com/games/homesheephome.asp
Lots of other great problem solving challenges for children to work collarbratively.

45. Maths Starters Sung by Professionals - Plug in if possible as it takes a while to download. Yr 4,5 6 upward. Worth a look if you have an apprasial and want to look like you have done a lot of preparation. http://www.mattgillbe.co.uk/CMQN_maths_questions.html

46. Collabrative tool http://www.skrbl.com/ Allows children to work on a project together being able to write, draw etc from different computers. Maybe if working with a class from a different location this could be used to plan, brainstorm.

47. Asking questions is important. (Wallwisher) During topic, literacy, numeracy, whatever set up wallwisher on your IWB or Data projector so that children can post a question or state some musings. Reflect on the board but make it everyones job to ask and answer others questions even if they are not sure. If you get this working learning will be happening in a stong way. Children could also access the board from home so ideas could continue to flow. You can click the option to check postings before they are posted on the wall stopping any .... http://www.wallwisher.com Lots of potential.

48. The Buzzers (IWB's Only) Have children ready, first to push the buzzer gets to answer the question. http://www.teacherled.com/resources/quiz/quizload.html

49. The Code Cracker - Could be done with IWB or DP. Four or less groups. Children will need access to the internet to research information to crack code. First get the combonation Sheet it needs printing.(code page to print http://www.teacherled.com/resources/combibreaker/cb1.pdf)
Then open this site and shout go. http://www.teacherled.com/resources/combibreaker/combibreakload.htmlThis will be a lot of fun with some of the KC's all over it. Kids will love it.(Another purely mathematics combination sheet is available taht gives the same code but it is still quite hard. Suit yr 5 upwards)

50. Literacy and Numeracy activities - Great literacy and Numeracy activties and tips. Lots of information skills also. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/

51. Letter Formation (Juniors) - Thanks Jess Hardley for this site. www.literactive/download/live.asp?swf=story_files/letter_formation_US.swf

52.Handwriting Sheets for display - http://www.tlsbooks.com/handwritingworksheets.htm Not a big fan of this for older children but...

53. Wikispaces - www.wikispaces.com What a resource for the IWB or DP. Create writing sites and publish work to it. Creat a class site and let the kids run wild with great digital images and cool class celebrations. Allow someone overseas to have a page and let them update their journey to the class as they go. Have children create a presentation and put it onto a wiki. SO Many options and then, have their parents have a look at what they have done by sending home the url. (Class Book Log) Class books read throughout the year and a class rating of each one. Ideas just go on and on...

54. Google Desktop and down load the apps. http://desktop.google.com/ Have time, picture slide show, date, weather youtube with songs, google search, calendar, notes all on your desktop as children walk in, instead of writing it up on whiteboard (or blackboard!!!) Use google apps to write up timetable with icons etc also. Project this on DP or IWB. Quick, easy and ready to go.

55. Scholastic Books - http://www.scholastic.co.nz/ Check this out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-uQu7uZlFs Wonkey Donkey. Keep children up to date with the very latest books released. Check there reviews out and have children use the review template to create their own reviews page on books they read from the school library. Have them publish their reviews on a wiki so others can see it and read some of their books they like the sound of. Make sure you check out the Wonkey Donkey on Youtube when reading the book. Sites can be displayed on DP or IWB for all to see, maybe share one groups wiki a week or have it as a group project to read 5 books and place reviews on wiki throughout the Term or Year.

56. Awesome National Geographic - Kids - http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/ What amazing video giant squid being pulled in, Language of Dolphins definitely worth a look lots of good stuff.

57.National Geographic Photos - Kids - http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/photos/gallery/ use this site for writing motivation, description activities or just appreciating our world.

58.Interactive Games - http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/interactiveadventures/
Take a learning journey to complete a series of tasks and learn a lot. Children must complete a range of activiites to complete the journey.Well designed and lots of fun. Play on your interactive white board, DP or Laptop/data projector

59. Rubrics - http://rubistar.4teachers.org/ This site is great. Create or use pre done rubrics. Put these up on your IWB or DP and co-construct them with your kids so they take part in there design.

60. Learnz Field Trips - http://www.learnz.org.nz/ Take your class on some facinating fieldtrips with Learnz. Great to use with IWB or DP and trips are really interesting. Check it out.

61. E-books, Audio and all the good stuff for literacy. http://www.tumblebooks.com/ Lots of resources for shared reading or for children to read to themselves. Great resource and site and free. Books also for high school kids and audio stories for listening to as well.
Interactive Books http://speakaboos.com/ Great stories for your iwb http://www.signedstories.com/page/index.cfm More interactive stories.

62. Brain Challenges - Maths, following fish, contration activities and lots of other stuff that kids will enjoy. Sign up for 7 days and trial one with your whole calss each morning. Activities that would suit Year 2/3 and upwards. http://www.lumosity.com/

63. Checkout Challenge http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm?s=15&p=250,index- How many customers can you serve and give correct change to in 2 minutes. Great for maths and 23 + _ = 40

64. Lots of great stuff for Everything http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm?s=15&p=250,index Take a look and use the links at the top to get to literacy.

65. Fantastic Resources for number for kids 5- 11yrs http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/

66. Lots of Great Maths Activties for teaching kids. All Primary Ages. www.iwb.org.uk Need flash player to get this working.

67. Awesome Poems especially Giggle Poetry in Poetry Theatre - http://www.gigglepoetry.com/ Lots of stuff relating to kids Poems and the poems are fanatastic. Share them with your children using your IWB and DP.

68. Dr Seuss - http://www.seussville.com// Read the stories with your kids, use the quotes to inspire your day. Create a topic around this for a term turnign your classroom into Seussville and have kids create their own stories characters etc.

69. Science - Great experiements to try with your kids - http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/
Put these onto your IWB or DP. Simple small experiments to try and lots of fun. May be some materials needed.

70. Children's songs all the classics, words and music to go with them. http://www.theteachersguide.com/ChildrensSongs.htm
This could really enhance your music program. Add in a few instruments and sing away. You may also find some other treasures at this site also.

71. Slide Shows - http://www.slide.com/arrange?bc=0&fx=0&tt=56&sk=0&cy=ms&th=0&sc=0 upload your pictures and add some cool transitions. Put these on your wiki or share with other classes or your own class on they IWB or DP.

72. Roald Dahl Site - http://www.roalddahl.com/ Inspire kids to be writers and readers with games and information about all the Roald Dahl books. A good site for your class to visit while reading one of his books.

73, Activities for Years1 and 2 http://demo.iboard.co.uk/player/index.htm Lots of activities called an i-board in literacy, maths, ICT and others. Lots of resources for the small guys.

74. Letter Writing - http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/letter_generator/ Always writing letters for different reasons to Parents. This first site gives you a model to type in each part and then it puts it together and wham you print it off. Good for younger children and class letters.

75. Letter Writing Older - http://www.writinghelp-central.com/letter-of-thanks.html Here is an example for children to use when writing a thank you letter themselves. Put it up on wht IWB or DP and away they go.

76. Big Books Online - http://www.mape.org.uk/activities/BigBooks/index.htm Espcially the third to last one 'what's that sound'. Then have children in their groups design their own book and noises to go with them. Scan the pictures in and you have created your own big book to share with other classes.
A junior to Year 4 activity.

77. Random Number Generator - http://www.mape.org.uk/activities/randomiser/resources/frames.htm Generate random numbers. As few or as many as you like.

78. The Big Screen Calculator - http://www.metacalc.com/ Where would you be without it.

79. Lots of links here for Literacy but check out the KS3 Red Riding Hood etc. http://iwb.org.uk/ The power point is neat and kids could make their own.

80. Music http://iwb.org.uk/ Check out the different music activities which are really neat. A music program ready to go without a great deal of teacher knowledge needed.

81. Disovery Channel - http://dsc.discovery.com/ Again some amazingly cool clips here that are short and intense. Check it out.

82. The Great Quizz - http://www.funtrivia.com/quizzes/for_children/topics_for_kids.html Kids love quizes. Test them out on topics your class and age level would enjoy. Lots and lots here to chose from and make it a class game.

83. Baby Karaoke - Really for 3,4, 5 and 6 year olds. Twinkle Twinkle and all the classic with cool action animations to sing along with. Words come up to songs and reinforce word learning as kids sing along. Well maybe anyway. http://raisingchildren.net.au/baby_karaoke/baby_karaoke_landing.html

84. Interactive Reading Books - http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/onlinestory.htm A wide variety of sites for you to choose from all relating to online books to read or share on your IWB or DP with your children. Quite British many of them however.

85. Webspiration - http://www.mywebspiration.com/ Online version of inspiration and very cool and free.

86. Karaoke - Put it on the board for wet lunch times and enjoy. The words and music is all here and the great hits are ready and waiting. No snoop dog. You'll love it!!! http://www.karaokeparty.com/en/songs Judges whether you can sing or not also.

87. Guitar Chords - http://www.ultimate-guitar.com Put the words up if you need the lyrics to nearly anysong. If you are a guitar player get going with this great site. If not, hum or sing real loud.

88. Class Video - Take video footage of all the things that your class takes part in during the year. Edit it, create a movie and give it to them at the end of year. An idea from Roger Colquhun, Selwyn Ridge Primary. A real hit. Show it on your DP or IWB.

89. Silent Movies - Marcus Norrish did this and it was brillant and I have had a go also. Give kids a budget just like the movie makers have and off they go to create their 5 minute silent movie. When it is all completed have a film night to show these off in your class on your IWB or DP.

90. TV Station - Create your own TV station and broadcast it slightly delayed out to all of your classrooms. Have them load it up and watch it on their data projectors or IWB. Include content to promote your schools values, reading or even safety rules that need reinforcing. As it comes from the kids you may get a better response.

91. Videos For Kids To learn From - Search using the age filter to get appropriate material. http://www.watchknow.org/ Some excellent stuff here but some material may relate better to older secondary children so check out what you are watching. Lots of different catogories that viedos are placed in for you to chose from.

92. Educational Interactive Activties for kids - http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ An excellent site full of activites to use with your interactive whiteboard. Uk site but very good.

93. ESOL Kids a fantastic resource - http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/ Check out the topics and resources here to work with children will basic language skills or English as a second language. Use on your DP and IWB.

94.Wikipedia - http://www.wikipedia.org Here you can with your class look up and get the know facts of just about anything. A good source of information also.

95. How Stuff Works - http://www.howstuffworks.com/ Brillant site that gives information on interesting things explaining how they work. Definitely worth a good look.

96. Nature Museum Online - http://www.ansp.org/ Up to date with current events and an insight into nature this is a great place for kids, older kids and adults to explore and learn.

97. Online Museums For Kids - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/kids-only/ Material on a range of topics manily nature at the moment. Video's and other stuff, take a liook and see if it matches with your topic currently.

98. Met Service -
www.metservice.co.nz check out the weeks weather with your class. Whether you have trips or sports events, A great weather site.

99. TVNZ site for current events and videos/news that is happening around the world. www.tvnz.co.nz Keep children up to date with the world around them. Videos need checking before showing for appropriateness.

100. Nature Videos and activites - Some excellent naturist content here. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/

101. 4 Min. Documentary - http://tvnz.co.nz/meet-the-locals/meet-locals-classroom-resource-teachers-3341771 Meet the locals. Looking at NZ locals and areas of significance to NZers.

http://demo.iboard.co.uk/player/frameset.htm?id=4340&view=literacy&name=Phase 3 Tricky Words Train

102. Make your own story http://myths.e2bn.org/create/ A great place for a class story using your DP or IWB. Also great for kids to do on computer.
103. Learning Styles - http://www.pesdirect.com/learning-styles.html Learning style test for kids
104. Music From Youtube - http://www.listentoyoutube.com/
105. Great site for crafts for younger children http://www.dltk-kids.com/

106. Place Value Game http://education.jlab.org/placevalue/index.html
107. Basic Facts Maths Games Practise. Really Good. http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/mathsmulti.html
108. Math 6x Tables - Your kids will love this in learning their 6x tables. May take a while to get with it. http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/maths/mathswithpercyparker.htm