Oct 06 2006
Thankyou to Highwood Infant School
I spent most of today attending an INSET day at Highwood Player Infants School talking to them about using their IWBs which they have just had installed.
Many thanks to everyone at the school for inviting me and making me feel so welcome I hope that some of my ideas provide a springboard for your school’s IWB development.
Apart from the resources I planned to discuss we spoke about and used a range of other material. Below I have tried to record most of those thoughts from the morning:
- Artrage 2 – a fantastic art package ideal for the use on the interactive whiteboard. Look out for more on this soon, here on my blog as I will be introducing the use at my school and planning some training.
- Microsoft Local Live – we looked at the school and Highwood Player had really clear imagery from the “bird’s eye view” setting. Would be useful to look at before short walks or local area studies.
- Quikmaps – Another mapping site that allows you to scribble and add placemarks. Again would be to look at before short walks or local area studies.
- BBC Little Animal Activity Centre – we had a read of the animated books and phonic activities.
- Google Earth – just mentioned this briefly but a wonderful tool that I am huge fan of. Read the rest of my blog for more information.
- Topmarks Educational Website Search Engine – very handy when looking for something specifically aimed at schools.
Please follow the links above to the relevant sites.
Further down my blog, you will have to scroll a bit, there is the notes from the session with the links from the images. Please feel free to print these and use in school.
I would really appreciate it you could take some time to leave me some feedback about the training session – scroll to the bottom of this post (or the one further down) and find the word “Comments” click on it and leave me your thoughts.
I really value your feedback and remarks so that in the future and can take them into account for other similar training sessions. Thanks again.