Thursday, May 26, 2011

Free Interactive White Boards (or SMART Board) video tutorials!

Apologies, dear readers, for not blogging for such a long time! We have been quite busy here at Classroom Canada interviewing teacher candidates to teach in London beginning October 2011.

We've been meeting and talking with some incredible people lately - recent teacher college graduates who are inspired to begin their teaching careers overseas in London, UK.

A great choice!

Why? Well, simply put, not only will you be teaching in one of the world's most exciting cities, you will be gaining invaluable skills in classroom management (this is the area that most of our Canadian teachers feel they are challenged in the most), and you will also inevitably hone your "technology-in-the-classroom skills."

Did you know.....??

In London, the vast majority of classrooms from year 1 all the way through to A Levels have Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs), which you may know as SMART Boards. This technology will change your teaching & make it much more interactive for the students. The VAK (Visual, Auditory and Kinestetic) approach is made much easier with the use of the technology.

For any of you out there who may not yet feel totally comfortable with this technology, here is a great online resource for you to check out: Fusion Universal.

Fusion Universal produces short instructional videos about a wide range of technology topics, including videos about using Interactive White Boards (or SMART Boards). Most of the videos are free to use, but some require a subscription for viewing.

As I mentioned above, we've been talking with some great candidates recently and Fusion Universal was brought to my attention by someone I interviewed recently. Thank you, Jason, for directing me to an interesting Education Technology blog that mentioned this very helpful online resource!

Anyway, check out Fusion Universal and let us know what you think about it, interactive whiteboards, teaching in London, or any other topic that's on your mind!

Resources for Teaching in London

Classroom Canada website
Guide to Teaching in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians ebook
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