Using Wireless Keyboards in the Classroom

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Do you want your students to interact with the content you are displaying with your projector? Don't have an interactive whiteboard (SmartBoard)? Or perhaps you have an interactive whiteboard, but you don't want to use valuable class time having students get out of their chairs and walk back and forth to interact with it? Then just pass around a wireless keyboard with a trackpad. More of your students can be actively engaged this way!

Looking for ideas for using a wireless keyboard in your classroom?
Check out our Padlet!

And be sure to add your own ideas!

Below are a few interactive web sites to give you ideas for how your students can be actively engaged in the content being displayed with your projector.

MATH
Interactivate: Estimator
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/Estimator/
Big Online Calculator
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/BigCalculator.html
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives - Grades 6-8
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/grade_g_3.html

Communication Arts
Spelling Play
http://mrnussbaum.com/spelling-play/
Punctuation Campground
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/punctuation/index_pre.html

Science
Dynamic Periodic Table
http://ptable.com/
Your Age on Other Worlds
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/age/index.html

Social Studies
Interactive World Map
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/interactive_world_map.htm
Google Maps
http://maps.google.com/