What I Do With It
During the first week, after I’ve introduced George Washington and spent library time discussing his life and reading biographical texts, the class starts digging through the Mount Vernon flipchart interactively using my Activeboard. Every day, the kids choose where they want to go and I act like their tour guide, explaining what life would have been like working in the kitchen; being Nellie, George Washington’s granddaughter; or detailing the life of Nelson, George Washington’s horse, who carried him through the revolutionary war, etc. They ask questions; we look up stuff together and email people if we can’t discover the answers for ourselves. Throughout the flipchart, pop-up questions ask for immediate Activote feedback.