Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This is a sample of a mimio page I created to use as a manipulative while teaching multiplication. We are studying Charlotte's Web so I used a field and carrots to resemble a farm. I screenclipped the farm and added the carrots to be pulled out as the manipulative as I give them the problems. They will do this with me or I can use it as a formative assessment tool. This would represent 2x2=4. 2 rows with 2 carrots in each row. They then put the carrots back in a pile and I will give them another problem. This can be done in groups as well and students can take turns using the mouse and others can use boards or you can call students to come to the board and drag the carrots to show the problem.
As we prepare students for the 21st century we must begin to teach as 21st century teachers. You don't need computers for all of your students. You just have to have the idea that you are the facilitator of the learning that takes place and do not need to always be in control. By using the mimio or promethean tools provided by the school, teachers can create interactive and engaging lessons. When you let students use these tools to explore and create you will be shocked at what they create.