Friday, March 4, 2011

Smartboard Magic Wand!

If you have little ones in your classroom...teaching them the proper pressure to select images on the smartboard might be difficult. There are 2 layers that need to be compressed in order for your smartboard to pick up the student's choice.  One way that I introduce this is with a tennis ball.  I love to grab brightly colored ones for them to use.

So pick up a few tennis balls and introduce them as magic wands.  They fit perfectly in their hands and slid over the smartboard beautifully.  It also keeps those sticky fingers off your board:)

They will pick up the "magic touch" quickly but my kiddos still love to use the tennis balls.  I often will toss the ball out to a student when I am calling on friends to come up and answer questions on the smartboard.

A Koosh ball is a another fun way to have students answer questions.  They can toss the ball at the smartboard to answer the question.
Click the images above to order your Magic Wands and Koosh balls!