Our class loves our ActivBoard! We find so much benefit and usefulness for it every day! I want to share with you a few tips using ActivBoard and Activotes tech in the classroom. Activotes are my assessment BEST FRIEND! I can assess my kids with a click of a button. Sometimes I’ll create an assessment on my flipcharts or PowerPoint. Other times, I will give an impromptu assessment where I’m just writing on the board, and they answer. I love them! They make a teacher’s life easier, and they help children actually care about assessing.
Each student gets an Activote. These are hand-held remotes that help them interact with the ActivBoard.
So, I’ll put a few grammar and sentence questions on the board each morning to get the students warmed up for math. They have to answer a multiple-choice question. They know their own number and can immediately see (at the top) if they got it right or wrong. That’s what I love about using ActivBoard and Activotes tech.
Use a Timer for Student Responses
As the students answer, their number turns yellow. This lets them know the computer has their answer, and they have completed that question. You can set a timer to make your students actually answer it. Lots of students want to turn it into a game so that they’re the last ones to click the button. I’m not sure what that’s about, but if you add a timer to it, it helps with that problem.
These are baskets from Really Good Stuff that hold our Activotes for us in a neat and organized way. Each student has a number, so it’s easiest to keep them in their table groups instead of passing them out daily. The colors of the baskets match their table color. This would be the red table, so they keep their numbered Activotes in the red basket. Here is my affiliate link to Amazon for the baskets (Amazon baskets).
Using ActivBoard and Activotes tech in the classroom is so beneficial for my students and me. I hope these few tips help you out while using them. For more content like this, please subscribe to my newsletter.