Hello! Sorry for the lack (can I even say that considering they've been totally absent?!?) of posts. I'm not sure how all of you do it! Now that I'm back into the swing of things, my room is ready, and I have two weeks under my belt, I finally have some time to post ideas again.
Today's idea really isn't for an interactive white board, but is for a computer, and is simply AMAZING! I feel very strongly about kids knowing their facts (but don't you worry I won't get on my soap box here!).
At www.xtramath.org you can set up your class, they each get a four digit code (which I posted right by my classroom computer) and the can also work at home. They start at addition, then move through subtraction, multiplication, and division, but they only move IF THEY ARE FLUENT! YAHOO!! You can bump some kids up if you know they are already fluent too. You get weekly progress reports, and if the parents sign up (there are printable, easy to use flyers) they get emails too about their kid's progress.
No more mad minute correcting for this girl! The kids each go once a day during their free time or work time. So far, they have all been getting through the rotation. It only takes few minutes for each students.