Thursday, August 2, 2012

SMARTboard Blog Hop

Check out my favorite uses for the SMARTboard, and then hop from blog to blog to find what other teachers posted as their favs!


Spelling City is great way for teachers to create spelling lists, even individualized lists. They're easy to update weekly. Then, students can go online OR use the new iPad/iPod app, and play games that practice their specific spelling words! My students love the games! I made it a homework choice for spelling practice each night. With your free teacher account, you create a teacher homepage where students and parents can easily find the spelling lists and then games.

Spelling City Review & Tips by Maureen.

2. Brainpopjr.

This one is probably a DUH! But the videos on Brainpopjr. are so engaging and yet spot on for our curriculum! There are GREAT follow-up activities to use on the SMARTboard as well. (AND there's a brainpopjr. app as well!) The "movie of the week" is free, but the rest of the movies require a paid subscription. Get your district on board! It's a fabulous resource!

3. Arcademic Skill Builders

This site has so many fun, competitive math games. Our favorite is the jet ski race. Improve fact fluency while having fun! There are games for other math concepts and even a few spelling games. AND... there's a iPad app!

I also love to create a student-friendly collection of resources on my class Wiki. Then I access the Wiki when I teach and show video clips or let the students play interactive games that are linked. Check out my class wiki for ideas. Students can access my Wiki at home for somewhat of a flipped classroom effect.

Now, don't forget to check out the blog hop post and see what other teachers love and share your own ideas!


  1. How Fun! I just played HangMouse on Spelling City. The kids are going to love it!

    I love your wiki too!

    Thanks so much for linking up!
    Kinder Journey

  2. I just started following you on Pinterest. You are the perfect combination for me, First Grade and Smartboard! I just posted a free Short A SMARTboard Center file on my blog:

    Thanks for your blog!


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