World Geography: Rivers Smartboard Game

World Geography - RiversWhen providing tests about geography, they mostly cover continents, countries, and capitals. But what about rivers?

World Geography: Rivers aims to see just how much students know about the majestic rivers that cover our world. The game provides the name of the water body, and it is the student’s task to determine where this river can be found on the map. On choosing the correct location, a very brief information about the river will be shown at the bottom of the screen, and the player earns a point. The player can guess however many times he wishes until he gets the correct location; it should just be noted that the game also records the number of times the player was incorrect.

Teams can play only a single instance of this game, where teams take turns in naming rivers and the teacher noting the score; whomever has the most points would win. Alternatively, the teams can play an entire instance (with those not playing having their backs turned to the smartboard). The group with the less number of incorrect answers wins.

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Letter Matrix Smartboard Game

Letter-MatrixLetters are falling from above! Don’t let them fill up the space below!  Form words from the fallen letters to “sort” them into their proper places and remove them from the pile. Each letter has a corresponding point; the rarer the letters used and the longer the formed word is, the higher the score.

As if the falling letters aren’t enough, a certain number of points earned within a given time is required in order to progress to the next level. See how many words your students can form, and how far they can go. They can also play this cooperatively, or in competitive groups.

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Amazing Spelling Fleas Smartboard Game

Amazing Spelling FleasPlay a series of grammar, memory, and logic-related mini-games with The Amazing Spelling Fleas! See which student (or group of students) will have the highest score or reach the farthest round by the end of their turn!

For each game, the player must be able to provide at least two correct entries within a given amount of time so that he can progress to the next stage. If the student was able to complete all the mini-games, he moves on to the next round, where the time is shortened, and the games begin anew. 10 points are awarded to the child for every correct answer, and the score is tallied up, the total overall of which is shown at the end of each mini-game.

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Simple Machines Smartboard Game

Simple MachinesThis very cute game tells the story of Twitch, who had been ordered to collect several items so that his friend could finish building his robot creation.  However, collecting the items will not be easy, as Twitch is faced with several challenges, each requiring a certain type of simple machine.  The student’s task is to help our little red friend by choosing the best simple machine that would exert as minimum effort as possible.

Each completed stage provides an explanation of the simple machine used.  At the end of the game, the player’s scorecard is shown, providing how much force Twitch had used for each stage and throughout the game. Try to find out which student (or group of students) will get the lowest spent force!

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Fish ‘Em Up! 2 Smartboard Game

Fish 'Em Up previewSometimes it is difficult to know when to add or change letters in a given word prior to lengthening it.  This game aims to assist in that by teaching students through fun and repetition.

At the beginning, the game reminds players about two of the rules of word lengthening – either doubling the last letter, or changing “y” to “ie”.  It then gives the option to testing for either one, after which the game begins.  Students are asked to fish for the root word by using the rod that represents the correct lengthened word.  If they’re able to choose correctly, the root word is “fished” successfully;  otherwise, it swims away.

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Scale of the Universe

Scale of UniverseThis idea comes from The Whiteboard Blog:

Here [is a] great applications to use with students when trying to visualise a sense of scale…
The Scale of the Universe which lets you scroll from the size of a person and head out into space – viewing the solar system, galaxy and eventually the entire universe. Or zoom smaller and smaller down to sub atomic particles.

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