Exciting things have been going on in our classroom the last few weeks and I can't wait to tell you all about them! So... right before Christmas break, we were minding our own business...working hard as usual in class...when this happened...
SURPRISE!!!!! I had seen a commercial on television advertising this Creative Classroom Contest, and I decided why not apply? I had been wanting Boogie Boards for my classroom for awhile, and $500.00 could actually make that happen...AND IT DID!
Have you heard about boogie boards? Boogie boards are these AWESOME eWriters that eliminate the need for paper and pencil. The durable, ultra-lightweight LCD writing screen is engineered to feel just like writing with a pen on paper. The image stays as long as you need it to and can be erased with the touch of a button. There is no need for a charger or a plug. Each one comes with its own stylus and the built in stylus dock turns into a convenient stand so that students can display their work. The back of the boards are magnetic and the replaceable coin-cell batteries last up to 50,000 erases. There is even an app you can download onto your smartphone or tablet so that you can save the student responses.
Remember the old Magic Slates from when we were kids? Well Boogie Boards are the Magic Slates of today!
So When And How Would You Use Them In Your Classroom?
EVERY CHANCE YOU GET...FOR EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING!
Seriously...These are the best things ever! We use them for any situation where we are practicing skills...word study, math, grammar practice, active engagement during minilessons, or where we are providing short evidence of our learning...science, social studies, health, exit tickets, reading jottings, etc.
In just a few weeks we have saved a huge amount of paper, pencils, dry erase markers, erasers, mess, time, space, and energy by using Boogie Boards during our lessons!