Now that we’ve all been busy incorporating the California Common Core State Standards into our classrooms, it’s apparent that there’s a common theme that relates to technology. Although there is a progression of the standards themselves from one grade level to the next, here’s an excerpt from grade 5, “With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.”
Although most teachers who have been teaching the last several years are already familiar with this imperative, getting started can be overwhelming. Without support, equipping students to properly use technology and the internet to write, publish, and collaborate is a tall task. At Beehively our goal is to provide the support superintendents, principals, and teachers need.
ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard is an audio/visual presentation tool. These presentations, called ShowMes, use text, drawing, photos, and or voice over annotation to publish and share ideas. Upon launching the app, you’ll see an elegant intuitive user interface. Simply choose a tool, tap the record button and off you go. Students can demonstrate a math skill, explain a science concept, publish ideas, and interact and collaborate with others. Students could even work in partner groups to explore/demonstrate ideas. However, that’s only the beginning.
ShowMe is also an excellent instructional resource as well. Teacher’s can record a lesson and then share it with their students for viewing on an iPad, Chromebook or desktop PC. This app is helpful for introducing, teaching, reteaching, or for differentiated instruction. ShowMes (as they’re called) can easily be incorporated for use in Google Classroom.
To see ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard in action, just check out some of the teacher created ShowMes. Just point your browser to www.showme.com. You’ll be able to view amazing ShowMes on any subject from math, science, history, ELA or fine arts. It was recently given a 4 out of 5 stars teacher rating by the folks over at Graphite (www.graphite.com). To get this free to use app, click here.
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