Monday, February 1, 2010

Thoughts on Smart Board project thus far...

As of last week, I have made a lot of progress on my Smart Board project. My topic is science for the elementary level. I am using three sub goals from ILS goal 12. With these goals in mind, I am attempting to create a science lesson that is both education and interactive. So far, so good. I am focusing on animals and their characteristics and life cycles/styles. I have used key groups such as mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. I am talking about thier eating habits, shelter, body types, and how they give birth. I forgot how interesting most of that stuff really is! I really think children would enjoy this lesson because it is filled with so many fun activities. I have quizzes, pictures, and sounds to enhance the learning experience. Personally, my favorite slide so far is the one called, "Can you hear the mammals?" It's very cute. Overall, I am having a good time learning my way around Smart Notebook. It is different than any other program I have ever worked with so, it can be confusing at times. But, like anything, I am exploring and giving it my best shot, which it's all about in the long run anyway!

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