Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Yom Ha'atzmaut

On Yom Ha'atzmaut our middle school learned about the geography of Israel using the smartboard and some of the tools on the floating bar.
I divided the smarboard in half; on side i downloaded the map of Israel with all of its landmarks including cities, seas, and neighboring countries. On the other side, I downloaded a blank map. I then covered the whole smartboard with a "screen" by dragging this tool from the tool bar. Each student received a blank map of Israel with the landmarks numbered. The students were first asked to identify each landmark on their own. I then uncovered half of the "screen" showing only the blank map on the smartboard. The students were individually called up to the board to fill in on the map the landmarks in Hebrew and then check themselves if they were correct by uncovering the screen and looking at the completed map.
This activity was both educational and interactive for the students.

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