Glen Westbroek's Blog – December 2008 Archive (4)

7 Things You Don’t Really Need to Know About Me

Kelly Hines tagged me in her recent post, so I want to do my best oblige. Here are 7 things that you don’t really need to know about me.

1. I did volunteer service for two years in Vlaanderen (Dutch speaking Belgum) for my church. As a result, I learned to speak Dutch… Continue

Added by Glen Westbroek on December 31, 2008 at 12:31pm — 2 Comments

The Interactive White Board concept is contageous

I've spent most of my free time (as well as some that should have been used in other ways) helping the teacher next door recently. She learned of a grant in our state that is designed for implementation of technology in the classroom. Over these several hours, she has picked my brain regarding IWBs and what they can do. Each time we meet, I feel like she is doing a better job of finding ways to wring water out of a dry sponge. When I think I've told her everything I know, she finds a way to ask… Continue

Added by Glen Westbroek on December 10, 2008 at 7:42pm — 2 Comments

Interactive White Boards & Student Interest

Today's lesson involved the use of an Promethean(R) Interactive White Board and the review of DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis. The time spent working on interactivity was more than I expected - but I hoped students would enjoy being directly involved in their lesson. As we are on the block schedule, I allocated 80 minutes and was worried it might be too much time. Students went to the board and worked out challenges - often by asking for help from peers who were seated. Following their… Continue

Added by Glen Westbroek on December 9, 2008 at 7:32pm — 4 Comments

Interactive White Boards and Document Cameras

This afternoon, I had the opportunity to demonstrate the use of document cameras and interactive white boards to our school's community council. This group includes school administrators as well as teachers and parents. Most of these teachers were unfamiliar with both technologies. They were very excited at what they saw could be done! Parents enjoyed the presentation as well. Of course, I had active Interaction with the IWB. I had parents and teachers at the board moving objects and creating… Continue

Added by Glen Westbroek on December 3, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments


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