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Activities for Interactive Whiteboards

Patrick at 2Touch IWBInteractive whiteboard redefine hands-on activity in the classroom, as students manipulate information on a giant digital display. They also bring teachers a new challenge: what activities can you use to make the most of this new technology?

Teachers on the Thinkfinity Community have been busy collecting answers. Theresa Gibbon suggests trying ReadWriteThink’s interactive Word Mover for “I Have a Dream” and Word Mover for Holes and asking students to rearrange the words on the whiteboard as a class experience. Find dozens of additional ideas on the Thinkfinity Community discussion board.


This post is the introduction from “August 10 to 16 on ReadWriteThink.” Read the rest of the post in the Thinkfinity Community site.

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  • When Knowledge Isn’t Written, Does It Still Count? A Push to Redefine Knowledge at Wikipedia – NYTimes.com http://hoki.es/rfqw2g #
  • Can Online Social Networks Replace Real Socializing? | Wired Science | Wired.com http://hoki.es/quInaQ #
  • Arne Duncan to Override ‘No Child Left Behind’ Requirement – NYTimes.com http://hoki.es/qFmnvv #
  • Being a Better Collaborator – It’s Okay, You’ll Survive | GradHacker http://hoki.es/p700tH #
  • Close Reading of Text: MLK “Letter from Birmingham Jail” | EngageNY http://hoki.es/o08kxt #
  • The Time for Mobile Phones is Now – 7 Ways to Make It Happen | Free Technology for Teachers: http://hoki.es/mWPF09 #
  • Edu-Traitor! Confessions of a Prof Who Believes Higher Ed Isn't the Only Goal | HASTAC http://hoki.es/qMCFOE #

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  • Barbara Cartland stole plots, rival author alleged in furious letters | Books | The Guardian http://hoki.es/mV3NE1 #
  • Plagiarism Plague Hinders China's Scientific Ambition : NPR http://hoki.es/qZSYBD #
  • Responding to William Pannapacker: Humanities grad students strike back. – – Slate Magazine http://hoki.es/qYfTGX #
  • Starting a Tenure Box | ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education http://hoki.es/q28nk6 #
  • Researchers Convert Video-Game Accessories Into Therapy Tools | Wired Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education http://hoki.es/qAhhP4 #
  • Receive Files in Google Docs with GoFileDrop | ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education http://hoki.es/mZEzxF #

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