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Interactive Whiteboards

October 17th, 2011

I have seen these whiteboards at work in a handful of classrooms and they are simply amazing. If you are looking for a major techy upgrade for your homeschool room it might be a consideration, or more likely a great purchase for a co-op. The applications for this type of tool are endless! I know I have a couple strong visual learners that would love this kind of addition.

As a homeschooler, you’re probably looking for new and exciting ways to keep learning alive in your family. Keeping students connected to your lessons is key to a good learning experience. If you are looking for a great piece of technology to add to your classroom, you may want to consider an interactive whiteboard.

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An interactive whiteboard is typically a wall mounted flat screen that projects your computer’s display. The whiteboard becomes interactive when you use your finger or a stylus to manipulate the contents of the flat screen via remote tablet. You can mark answers, move items or perform whatever functions are needed.

A Dell interactive whiteboard could be the right choice for your classroom needs. You can use the whiteboard to teach any subject. There are interactive whiteboards that provide basic features and come as a wall mounted unit. As with most computer based equipment, there are many upgrades available, including an interactive whiteboard that is portable, with a large viewing screen, a built-in projector device and even a two-sided dry erase board attached along the side of the interactive board for additional notes to be displayed. This top of the line unit can revolutionize a regular classroom into a super learning environment.

With a Dell interactive whiteboard, you can provide a dynamic learning experience to keep the attention of even the most distracted student. Students expect to be engaged during educational exercises. You can provide the interactive component with Dell’s whiteboard and the associated software. You can even provide sound to keep your student’s attention on the board.

Interactive whiteboards are taking education to a new level with technology we only dreamt of a number of years ago. The days of overhead projectors are gone, and even Power Point presentations are becoming less important because of this amazing technology. If you are struggling to keep your students glued to the subject at hand, you should definitely consider an interactive whiteboard system. Students need visual and interactive stimulation to keep them engaged while learning, and this type of system has become an incredible way to do just that. Being successful at keeping students engaged is not only rewarding for the student but also for the educator.

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Movie night!

June 10th, 2011

Maybe you are celebrating the end of your official school year, or making it through another week of crazy Chicago weather, or maybe you have a new graduate, or another sport season winding down. Whatever your reason for a special moment with your family, there is a great movie that can help create the backdrop for your family time to do so.

So, throw in the pizza, pop the popcorn, or top those sundaes. However you like watching movies as a family there is a great one for you tomorrow night, Saturday, June 11 starting at 7:00 CT. (Chicago time, right?)

Field of Vision will provide your family with an opportunity to enjoy a film together as a family, something that is not too easy in today’s movie making climate. We got a little sneak peak at the film and it was safe for my little guys to watch, and enjoyable for my 14 year old to watch. Sports, family, bullying, integrity, and making a stand are all key themes that make this movie a crowd pleaser. As homeschoolers our kids might not face struggles from the peers in the locker room, but they more than likely know how it feels to be the brunt of a joke or to be left out or ridiculed. Field of Vision addresses some serious topics in a way that can open conversation and encourage those that may have been on one side or the other of this situation. As one of the main characters takes on the rest of the football team viewers are encouraged to leave a legacy that will not ignore wrongdoing, but will stand up for those that don’t have the courage to stand up for themselves.

Each family will need to determine what is appropriate viewing in their house, but this clean, wholesome film that shows families working together, adults standing behind those that choose to make the right choice (even when it is hard), and kids that go out of their way to show kindness scores a touchdown in our book.

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