Since grade 1o I can always rember having a smart board in our math classroom. Our teacher would always write out notes and do examples on the smart board then he would print all of the note off for us. However I never relized how much the smart board can actually do. Our teacher only ever used it in the simplest way, but it can do so much more. There are so many different tools that you can use. In our last ECMP 355 class we got to learn about the smart board and it was so much fun. It was fun just to play around with all of the different tools it has. Smart boards would be beneficial in all the classrooms, and you can even download premade Smart notebook lessons. ( SmartExchange.) You can do so many things with the smart board and it is just a fun way to get students to learn and interact with each other.
There are so many different types of lesson plans already made, but these are just a couple that I chose.
1. Whack-A-Mole this lesson plan would be suitable for all grades. It combines math with the classic game of Whack A Mole. The lesson can be edited by the teacher for what ever their need of the game is for. Basically how you use this lesson is there are moles on the screen and when you hit one, a question appears that the teacher would have created. Its just a fun way to practice question, and for the students to interact end help each other.
2. Jeopardy This lesson plan is the game jeopardy it would be helpful more towards the older grades, and you can use it for more then just math classes. You can split your class into two teams and have a friendly competion while still learning and practicing math problems. Again this lesson also is a good way for students to get involved and interact with one another.