Thursday, August 23, 2012

"10 Apples"-- Smartboard lesson to share

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Our school system is blessed---special educators have iPads, laptops, and SmartBoards (not to mention small caseloads for us SLPs!).  I don't have a Smartboard in my room, but every classroom has one.  We also have a website where we can upload our lessons to share, and of course, I upload to this blog to share out there with all my new friends in webland.  So, if you or the teachers you work with have a Smartboard, I've created a very simple activity to go along with 10 Apples up on Top book.  I wrote about the low tech printables HERE last week. Today is all about the high tech lesson.  Share both the printables and the SmartBoard lesson with your teachers, and they will love you. (Smartboard link is at the end of this page.Maybe your teachers will even reward you with coffee and chocolate.

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Quite simply, the child touches the number die----he or she is rewarded with a virtual die spin.  Whatever number comes up is the number of apples dragged onto the character's head.  The apple on the screen is set to 'infinite clone'---touch and drag.

Child touches the number (like a dice). It 'rolls'.  Child drags apples to top of tiger head.

I hope you all have a nice start to the school year (if you're working in a school);  our kids come on Monday.  They are a neat, spunky group, and I'm looking forward to a great year!  They teach me every day!


  1. Hi, I can't find the link to the SmartBoard apple activity. Please direct me to it. Thank you!

    1. the link is right above the last image in the blog entry.