Great to see some of the maths basic facts games being used on smartboards around the place. I used the jetski race one with my maths class ( http://arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/jetski/jetski.html) -an excellent way to improve basic facts speed - Set up a hosted game and as well as competing against the computer, you could end up competing against some whizz kid from USA? China?
Try your smartboard with some of the activities below:
Geosense – pinpoint cities of the world. This is a challenging activity - good for able students
And from the same maker – a vocabulary game – try it in year 7 and 8 with able spellers. http://www.wordslide.net/
Or a simpler vocab game from Roy the Zebra:
Do you think you know the countries of the Middle East?? Try the map game from Rethinking Schools – fantastic for the Smartboard! It's harder than you would think.
Articles worth reading:
When Mum or Dad Asks To Be a Facebook 'Friend' Social networking and parents! A Washington Post article.
And the video selection for this week!
Some Brazilian Football Skills: