At Shenandoah University, students in teacher education preparation programs are learning to create lesson content that are given to large and small groups of children on interactive whiteboards such as Smart Technologies’ Smartboard and Promethean’s ActivBoard. To create this content they use Thinkfinity.org resources such as lesson plan ideas, primary sources, and links to content partner sites along with SoftChalk to develop interactive lessons that are given to K-12 students during their field placement and student teaching experiences. A brief video will show how a student uses the Interactive Whiteboard in class.
Join special education teacher-educator, Diane Painter, as she begins with a brief overview of Verizon Foundation’s Thinkfinity.org website and shares some of the lessons that have been created to support K-5 content through various kinds of SoftChalk activities such as photo album, sorting, jigsaw puzzle, DragNDrop, labeling and other engaging activities that spark the interest and active learning of elementary-aged students.
Presenter: Dr. Diane D. Painter, Assistant Professor, School of Education and Human Development, Shenandoah University