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.
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  1. I use tennis balls with my SmartBoard too. Actually, I use balls smaller than tennis balls. They are these little gray tennis-like balls that go on the bottoms of our chair legs to not scratch the floor. When I first heard about the tennis balls being used on SmartBoard I was skeptical but it really does work like magic!!

  2. Mrs. Magee...any ideas to cute them up a bit? I like a little bling with things and I have been trying to come up with a way to make them a bit more exciting;)
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  3. OMG, great idea! thanks! I hate the sound of the squeaky fingers on the smart board. It's worse than fingernails on a chalkboard!


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