Rhyming Words Smartboard Game

Rhyming WordsHelp a child named Max cross the river by choosing the correct stepping stone/log/water lily (depending on the game’s difficulty level).

Each of the river object is associated with a word. The object that can hold Max’s weight – and can thus send him across – contains the word that rhymes with another given word. Choose the wrong word, however, and Max falls into the river!

Two groups of players can compete to see who can get the correct rhyming word first. There are only five steps, so this ensures that the game cannot end with a tie. Alternatively, it can also be a race to the finish – which team can get across with the least amount of tries?

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GeoWorld Smartboard Game

 

GeoBearsGeoWorld is an excellent geography smart board resource, where a knowledgeable bear provides students information about the countries of the world, including country-related facts, pictures, music, videos, and even climate info!

Once the students have had their fill of the continent they’ve chosen to learn, everyone can now proceed to the GeoGames, where players are asked to point the given state or country on a given map of the area of the world they were covering. A correct answer gives the player 10 points, but an incorrect one gives a penalty of -5. The game will continue until all the states/countries have been answered correctly.

With everyone working together, how high can they score? Or if they wish to be competitive, if the students separate into groups – with one group trying to answer while the others have their backs against the smart board (no peeking!) – who will gain the highest points? Play and find out!

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Spring Flowers Smartboard Game

Spring FlowersIntroduce your students to fractions with this simple fraction game.

The objective of the game is to fill up three flowers that were split into fractions with actual petals. To do this, the players are asked to pick one of the two fraction cards that are displayed at the bottom of the screen. The game then produces a corresponding petal card with a random color, which the players are then asked to match to one of their flowers. If the fraction card or the color the player needs is not listed on screen, he will have to skip his turn. The first player to fill his flower bed with flowers wins.

The game has a two player mode for team play, and the teacher also has two difficulty options. Try it out!

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Rock Garden Deluxe Smartboard Game

Rock Garden DeluxeIt can’t be difficult to move stones so that they’re all sitting beside one another, right? But what if, instead of lifting them, you can only move them in a straight line, in a limited space? How many moves will you have to make before all the stones are together?

This puzzle challenges your students’ logical thinking (along with yours) by asking them to slide a given set of rounded stones into one of four directions until all five of the same color are touching. Not only will they have to use each stage’s terrain to meet their objective; sometimes the stones’ positions themselves will help them.

There are many ways to turn this game into a challenge for group play. The students can play a certain number of levels, the winning group of which would be the ones where the least number of moves were made. Alternatively, the groups would play until the stars awarded by the game are less than a certain number the teacher had set – whomever reaches the farthest level wins. Or this could, once again, be a game where the students can pit themselves against their teacher to see who is better. Whichever mode is chosen, this game is sure to be fun and challenging for everybody!

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Valentine’s Day Puzzle Smartboard Game

Valentine's Day PuzzleEnhance your student’s shape recognition skills with this Valentine Day-themed puzzle game!

A box full of chocolates in various shapes have fallen, and it’s up to the player to put them back in their proper place. Once they’ve succeeded, they can continue clicking on the chocolate pieces to “eat” the candies.

The teacher can add a real-life element by rewarding kids with real chocolates for every correct shape that they can solve. Alternatively, the kids can also play as groups, where each group takes turns in inserting a shape (there are 13 shapes in total – the teacher can use one shape as an example on how to play the game to make the total even). The group that manages to get the most shapes correct wins their own personal box of chocolate to eat (and share)!

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It’s Greek To Me Smartboard Game

Greek GameWinter Olympics has finally arrived!  To celebrate, why not play a word definition quiz game with an Olympic theme?

At the start of the game, players are asked to choose among four listed countries and to pick a category – Archery (for easy) or Discus (for hard). The players are then asked to provide the meaning of 10 words with their root word given as a clue. The performance of the athlete is dependent on screen is dependent on the players’ actions – get enough points right, and one could win a gold, silver, or bronze medal, which can be printed out to take home. If they’ve earned a medal, they can also proceed to the next round to give them a chance to earn another medal!

Students can form groups and compete in this game as a team. How many rounds can each group last? How many gold, silver, or bronze medals did they earn? The group that goes the farthest round and earns the most significant medals wins! As an extra touch, the teacher can print out their medals immediately and hold an awards ceremony right then and there!

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Snowman Memory Game Smartboard Game

Snowman Memory GameExercise your students’ memory this winter with this Snowman Memory game. It plays like most pairing memory games: players take turns in revealing two randomly sorted upturned cards on screen. If the revealed cards do not match, the cards will be turned over again to hide the images.  If they match, the player keeps the paired cards which count as a point. The player with the most points wins.

Players can fight against the computer (that has a modifiable AI setting the teacher can set), or against each other. The big challenge with this version is that most of the images look nearly the same, if not for the snowmen’s different colored scarves and hats. As such, even adults may find it a little difficult… so perhaps a teacher can take this as an opportunity to play the game against her students and see how well his memory is compares to theirs!

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Snowball Fight! Smartboard Game

Snowball FightSnowball Fight! is a game where players are asked to hit characters appearing randomly on-screen with a snowball, which then leads to a question to be answered. Though the questions are related to math by default, they can be modified so that they can contain any topic the teacher wishes, making the game highly customizable and can be adjusted for any grade.

Teachers can make turn this into a competitive challenge by forming his students into teams, with each team having a representative. The representatives quickly tries to guess under which object on-screen the random character will appear in, with no two teams having the same guess. Whomever gets the correct answer will earn his team a point, provided that they are able to answer the given question.

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Christmas Math Smartboard Game

Christmas MathHaving trouble getting kids to pay attention to math because of the holiday season? Are they too busy thinking about the coming vacation, imagining about building snowmen and popping firecrackers? Maybe this game will help!

Christmas Math consists of several math-related games melded in a package that contains snowmen, Christmas ornaments, fire crackers, and gifts. Players are asked to perform number counting, matching, ordering, and sequencing, depending on the type of game chosen. Competitive games could be formed by letting the kids form groups and challenge each other to completing the most games without any mistakes. Perfect for keeping students engaged… at least until the final bell rings!

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Santa Penalty Shootout Smartboard Game

SantaShootoutFans of both Christmas and football will love this game of knowledge, skill, and perhaps a little bit of luck!

First, the game asks how many players or teams will be playing (either one or two). The players can choose their team names and are even offered a chance to choose the colour of their jersey. Once initial setup for the players are complete, the kick-off commences, and the game begins!

The players take turns “handling” the ball, during which they’re asked a Christmas-related historical or cultural question. If they’re able to answer the question correctly, this gives them a chance to kick the ball towards the goal and earn a point. But if the Santa keeper catches it, no points are awarded, and the next team tries their luck. The team that knows more about Christmas (and how to defeat Santa) wins!

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