readilearn Lessons for the interactive whiteboard – Christmas – Readilearn

I loved the addition of the interactive whiteboard to my classroom about ten years ago. I embraced the use of computer technology from when I bought my first home computer in 1985 and first used computers in my classroom in 1986. The interactive whiteboard was a way of making use of the technology inclusive. Instead of one or two children taking a turn on the computer while the rest of the class were engaged in other things, we could all be involved at the same time, if desired.

I used the interactive whiteboard with the whole class for introducing topics, brainstorming ideas and explaining concepts. It was great for modelled writing lessons and collaborative reading. I found it particularly useful for demonstrating the processes to follow in the computer lab.

I used some purchased software, but also spent a lot of time creating activities to teach or practice particular concepts or skills. Versions of many of these lessons are now available here on readilearn.

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4 thoughts on “readilearn Lessons for the interactive whiteboard – Christmas – Readilearn

  1. Susan Scott

    I looked at the images Norah and what they aim to do and they look pretty amazing! I can well imagine what a useful stimulating resource this is and if I had children in this particular age group or even older I would definitely make use of them. That’s a very generous offer you make! Great post thanks.

    I got onto email and computers only in the late 90’s – resisted like mad re writing letters on e mail! But, maybe a bit like a kindle .. I scoffed a bit until I actually got one.

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Susan. They mean a lot to me.
      I know what you mean about resisting, but it’s hard to turn back the tide when you’re riding the wave, isn’t it!

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  2. Annecdotist

    Gosh you were an early adopter of home computing, Norah. I used a mainframe at university around that time but didn’t have one at home for another ten years. But I still remember the frustration of incompatibility of home and work systems.

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    1. Norah Post author

      I’ve always loved my computer and technology, Anne. I often said that I was born too soon. I’d love to have more opportunities of using what is available now as well as coming soon. It’s a bit like driving a car, though. When it works, it’s great. When it doesn’t, it’s a great inconvenience. 🙂

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