Become just like the elementary, middle or high school teacher in schools by creating and displaying your very own PowerPoint lessons in a variety of formats, including homeschooling and online learning through virtual video classrooms.
This includes the ability to enter split-screen mode while accessing a secondary app, like Youtube or presenting to a remote audience through a video conferencing app .
Even if you don’t create your own PowerPoints for homeschooling purposes, there are many available to download that can be used to either teach a subject for the first time or reinforce the subject with additional content.
Also with Interactive Whiteboards, presentations can become more engaging . This is accomplished due to the ability presenters have of touching and manipulating information on the board, bringing the PowerPoint to life, versus clicking through pre-set only slides.
Amongst my favorite applications are ones that are designed to improve handwriting. Imagine limitless amounts of paper all replaced with an infinite canvas .to improve your child’s handwriting, spelling and writing in general regardless of age. Some Interactive Whiteboards, like the Smart board by FRM, even allow one to create templates for learners to follow.
An example is the ability to create colored lines where the learner may practice precisely the different patterns of the letters. Imagine a worksheet with the two lines on top with a dotted line in the middle to allow learners to know where the cross in a capital “T”, or a lowercase “t”, should go. Young learners can do this with every letter in the alphabet, all on a large display, and greatly improve their clear, handwriting ability!
Download Educational Applications
The amount of applications available to Interactive Whiteboard owners is immense. Try downloading one of the many and implementing it into your next lesson. Examples of some of the applications are Adobe, Blackboard, Calculator, ClassDojo, Duolingo, Google Earth, Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Office, Nasa and the list goes on and on. With an interactive whiteboard for homeschooling, you can focus less on document control and more on actually utilizing your important files on a big screen for the classroom.
Some ideas for using applications in your next lesson plan could be implementing a history lesson and then pulling up the city or region in Google Earth. Finding some of the places talked about in the context and seeing how those places look like today or finding out if the places discussed even still exist! Another idea is to do group lessons over Zoom, or Google Meetup , with the children’s friends and parents. The possibilities truly are almost unlimited! On occasion, you can also reward your students with music from Spotify in the background or applications such as Netflix and Disney after lessons!
Utilize the Internet
There are so many resources and answers to almost anything that can be found online. When it comes to the internet and information technology , the possibilities truly do become unlimited. Since FRM boards have a built-in processor & Software, they can be combined with the power of online services to provide a more seamless, effortless homeschooling session.
The ability to connect online and find out anything, anytime, all on one device, provides teachers unparalleled ability to teach, even while homeschooling. Whether you are learning math, science or even something as obscure as video marketing , utilizing an interactive whiteboard can be used for almost any homeschool lesson plan.
Save Your Work
Another feature that is indispensable is the ability to save all of the work you do on the Interactive Whiteboard itself. This becomes incredibly helpful down the line when you want to teach the same lesson to perhaps your younger child. Given the ability to save your work, you can also end a lesson for the day, or take a break, and come back to it when the student is more prone to absorb the content.
Share With Others
The last feature that we will discuss in this article is the ability to share your work with others. Not only are you able to download other lessons and applications, but you are also given the ability to share what you have done with others. There is nothing more rewarding and helpful than this ability. Interactive Whiteboard owners everywhere have the ability to connect with one another and this network is growing larger and larger every day! If you decide to implement an Interactive Whiteboard for homeschooling, or already have, you have one of the world’s most powerful learning devices, and network, at your fingertips!
Using an interactive whiteboard at home can bring your homeschooling experience to the next level by teaching through touch, displaying contents simultaneously, and providing a way to access educational content & learning games collaboratively.
Rather than huddling around a small laptop display, Vibe allows for a seamless option when multiple children need to collaborate and view the same content on the screen. With the screencasting feature, teachers may find that groups of students may be more eager to participate and interact since everyone will be able to see the screen.
With a vast selection of app Integrations , you can use an Interactive digital whiteboard as a collaborative solution to increase efficiency during classroom sessions, mind mapping, and even training.