dinsdag 22 juli 2008
ook nemen zij collega's mee om ook hen te laten tonen wat zij geleerd hebben met betrekking tot het SMARTBoard sinds de champion teachers teruggekomen zijn uit zweden.
maandag 12 mei 2008
donderdag 8 mei 2008
Preparing lessons is fun again due to SMART Notebook.
And these are some pictures of the results. Due to lack of time the organisation thought that everybody could give their work to Yolanda so we could pick the best and the runner up. (there were some prices to be won). But the developpers really wanted to see all the results so they could choose the best themselves. This ment that we could only have dinner at about nine. At home (in the netherlands) I'm used to having dinner at six, so nine o'clock is very very very late.
But the results were worth the waiting. A lot of activity toolkit and internet pictures and internetlinks. More frequent than the first best practices we saw at the beginning of the boat trip.
Boats from the essentials for educators Balloon pops from the activity toolkit
self adjustable dices from the activity toolkit.
Pictures from smart people, from left to right. Terry, Yolanda, Sap (I don't dare to type his full name), Me, Alexandra (not laughing!?!?!?!), Tobias and Laura.
5 of them actually work at SMART Tech. two of them just are.....
And here are the winners, they named themselves "just kiddin' "
In the evening, dinner and dancing.
This guy had his birthday 84 I think, but he doens't look a day older than 38. It's Jürgen from Netsmart.
and some dancing.
dinsdag 6 mei 2008
The result was a large discussion about these toppics when we came back on the boat again. In SMARTIdeas finally a Conceptmap was created (by Tobias and his assistant Alexandra) with all the oppinions of the participants.
And yet another best practise. This teacher has developped some templates of TV game shows and she plays those games with here students, to get them going....
She promised that the templates will be available for us.
Imagine what happens if you put 7 SMARTBoard addicts in a cramped space.
Imagine what happens if you fill a dinnerroom with 40 SMARTBoard addicts.....
Here are some pictures I took from the best practices (where I left of).
First "our" Audrey, explaining the way she use powerpoint to "simplify" the texts from the textbook. Her students have problems reading the long texts so the summary's are very important for her students. she doesn't make use of fancy object animations because that would distract her students.
Audrey: "In my school I work more with the SMARTBoard than most of my collegues, but now at the userforum I see that I'm only using a smal part of the possibilities. I've learnt more in one day than I ever did!"
I'm sorry for the darkness of the fotograph, but it's really her.
Here you see Jelle pay attention to his dutch collegue.
after everybody got back together again, the "top" best practices were shown to the entire group. I'm proud to say that Deborah was one of them. She amazed everybody with the use of flash animations she downloaded from the internet.
I would like to say something about the dinner and the drink after the intensive hours in the conference rooms. But I have to censor myself. Let's say we had a good time and the next day we were all tired because of the hour we lost due to the changing timezone (This "boatleg" is much worse than a jetleg)