Digitala gränsland

Jag vill diskutera gränslandet mellan datorteknik och pedagogik. Vladimir Tolevski, Teknikprogrammet

ur Tech & learning, 1 april 2011

Kategori: IKT

Jag använder Smartboarden själv så mycket jag bara kan, men visst vissa av nedanstående saker har jag inte tänkt på. Ur Tech and learning, en amerikansk tidskrift om IT-trender i lärandet:

Have the teachers in your district been begging for interactive whiteboards (IWBs)? They are a great start for interactivity in your class. But, the board is just a tool and what you do with it is important for student success. So we polled some teachers and came up with these simple starter lessons that will turn your teachers into whiteboard-savvy pros.

  1. Go to SAS Curriculum ( for tons of free interactive content for grades 8 and higher. This site has writing lessons, math tools, earth science labs, Spanish activities, and more.

  2. Pull up a world map ( and ask students to tap on a country or continent to learn its name. Drag maps around to show different parts of the world. Create maps with older students using Map Maker (

  3. Use an overlay map of the U.S. to play fill-in-the-blank. Students can drag the state name into the proper spot. Or, just visit Place the State ( states_puzzle_lines2.html) for an already created U.S. mapping game.

  4. Open up any word processing software and create a bank
    of vocabulary words at the bottom of the board. Ask students to drag the words into the correct sentences.

  5. With Microsoft Paint (or another paint program), students can create murals to accompany lessons.

  6. Find a short video on YouTube and play it on your IWB. You can pause the video to highlight key points. Even better, you or your students can write notes on top of the video and highlight important parts for the lesson.

  7. Visit and access free lessons. Teach current events with the videos on the home page and have students pause videos and write notes or use google maps to visit the sites.

  8. Display student essays on the board. Have other students use the highlighter tool on your IWB and highlight the best parts of each essay.

  9. Type text and create “word clouds” with Wordle ( At, students can paste a page from any book to study each word’s frequency. The larger the word, the more it appears. Ask them to apply it to their own writing to see which words they are guilty of overusing.

  10. Use a brainstorming tool (such as Habits from Creative App Labs; to write a fable. Ask students to choose setting and main characters and write new fables