Presentation on theme: "Kimberly Schutte Laura Kinion Margarita Vidrio. Homemade Smart Boards Discovered and idea created by Johnny Lee Using a Wii Remote and Projector Create."— Presentation transcript:
Kimberly Schutte Laura Kinion Margarita Vidrio
Homemade Smart Boards Discovered and idea created by Johnny Lee Using a Wii Remote and Projector Create Your Own Special Pens Content Specific Software Examples using Mathematics GSP
Smart Boards can be expensive. Making your own Smart Board only requires minimal cost. – Need Wii Mote or Wii Remote Cost $35.96 currently at Wal-Mart (New) As low as $13.50 on Ebay (New and Used) – Create Infrared Pens Cost as low as $2.00 – Software Downloadable for Free – Projector or Computer Screen
Interactive and Engaged Learning Four Pens may be used since Wii Remote can track up to Four Points Not Available with Smart Board Software available for free Allows Students to engage in fun, interesting activities Collaborative Work Available for: Whole Class Work Small Group Work Pairs Work Easy to create more than one for stations
Teacher’s Blog Post interactive-whiteboard.html interactive-whiteboard.html Explores Teachers Efforts and Experience with Wii Remote Smart Boards Provides helpful insight from teacher’s point of view Provides helpful other web resources available to integrate with Wii Remote Smart Board
Same uses as a Smart Board Whole class engagement More than one student may use the white board Students can provide answers or discussion statements Provide thinking and processes used by students Software available for interactive games Students can use to give presentations as well as teachers Check out the website for a variety of ideas for different content areas: ficapps.htm ficapps.htm
More information is available on Johnny Lee’s, the creator’s, website: Choose Wii Remote Projects Low Cost Multi-Point Interactive Whiteboards As well, the software is downloadable from this site and fun software downloads available too.
Geometer’s Sketchpad is a mathematics program that builds and investigates models, objects, figures, diagrams, and graphs. It is primarily used with Geometry ideas but can be applied to many other areas. Students can create shapes and manipulate them without having to start over and focus more on the mathematics rather than building or creating a shape. Classroom activities are available for download or purchase from the GSP Resource Center located at
With thorough knowledge of how GSP works, many images like this can be created.
Geometer’s Sketchpad is available to purchase from the Key Curriculum Press website. Key Curriculum Press is the leading distributor of GSP. There are several purchasing options that are available depending on the amount of users. Such packages are for single-user, 10-user lab, unlimited-users, or several other options. Spanish versions are also available. The costs range from $40 (single-user) to $3500 (unlimited-user school site license with workshop)
Students are allowed to explore on their own Students can experience math in real life and how it applies to real life Its fun for students to see something other than paper and pencil Great for demonstrations Can be copied and pasted into any Microsoft Program
In this application, you are given instructions to try to match the curves as well as you can. This is supposed to show students how to negative and positive numbers work. It helps students learn about velocity and rate of change.
In this application, students get to play with sliders. They get to understand what each component of a line can change. They move a point in and out to see what changes and why.
For your classroom, do not forget to consider the uses of: Homemade SmartBoards and Content Specific Software such as Geometer’s Sketchpad Both are interactive, engaging uses of technology that your students will most definitely benefit from!