If you were to ask any teacher in the state of Texas what their favorite time of year is, the answer would NOT be the final weeks right before the STAAR test (insert collective moan here). However, preparing for standardized testing doesn’t have to be a series of never-ending worksheets that drives your students insane. There are many great resources out there that can make that final week before the test something that everyone can look forward to. One of the most powerful tools you have in your arsenal is the SMARTboard. Below are some links to Notebook templates and websites that are perfect for content review games and activities.
- SMART Notebook Jeopardy Game Template (with directions for modifications)
- Jeopardy Labs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. Building your own jeopardy template is a piece of cake. Just use our simple editor to get your game up and running. Not interested in building your own jeopardy templates? Well that’s cool too. You can browse other jeopardy templates created by other people. It doesn’t get any better than this!
- TeacherLed- Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers has a great web-based buzzer for use on the SMARTboard.
- Bright Hub Education has a variety of PowerPoint templates for games such as Deal or No Deal, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Classroom Feud and more.