Remember, technology at this level allows for the creation of new tasks that were previously inconceivable. Below are bullet point examples. This is certainly not an exhaustive list, but should serve to get you started at this level.
- Each brand of IWB comes with a screen recording tool. Once you hit the record button, the recorder simply records everything you do on your computer screen. For example: let’s say you’re trying to teach 3rd graders to write cursive. Fire up your IWB, hit the record button, and model this for your students. When you’re finished, hit stop. After stopping the recording, you’ll be asked about saving the recording to your computer. Here’s where the magic begins: open that recorded video, set your player to loop, and play it back full screen. Now your students can watch your demonstration repeatedly when they get stuck as you walk around assisting your students individually. This is incredibly powerful. What about doing this when teaching long division? Or how to work through an equation in algebra or beyond? (By the way – you don’t need an IWB for this. It will work just as well if you have a wireless slate.)