Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Vocabulary Review

Word of the Day Halloween Vocabulary Review for my 6th grade students.  This is an example of my Halloween game in action.  You can download the halloween game here!
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Aaghhh!!! The Flies are Coming! Squish 'Em!!!

This is a great fly swatter game!  Have the students smack the flies with a fly swatter and answer the question that follows.  When they think their answer is correct, have them smack that fly too! Their answer will be revealed.  If they get the question correct, they get to cover the fly with their team color SPLAT! Whoever has the most SPLAT's wins!!! You can now purchase this game for 99 cents from the SMART Exchange.
I hope you enjoy!
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Monday, October 24, 2011


Boomer Sooner M.I.A.?!? Apparently so, since the Red Raiders of Texas Tech broke OU's 39-home game winning streak!  Way to go, Red Raiders! 

Well, this is the ORIGINAL Mr. Smart Trainer game.  I created this game soon after completing my SMART Certification Training.  You can use NERF dart guns, kooshballs, or Monster Balls (my favorite from Toysmith) to hit each ring of the target.  This is a pull tab game: You will type your question on the question page and have to group your answer to the answer tab by selecting both your answer and the tab and holding Ctrl+G (Ctrl+R is to Ungroup).  This is just a fun game.  You can also use it as a "Choose Your Own Fate" game by having each ring be a different activity/time manager.  CLICK HERE to play my Texas Tech Dart Game! Enjoy!
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Best Practices for Lesson Development

How successful are your SMART Notebook lessons?  Good? Great? Or, are they good enough?  CLICK HERE to download a checklist of best practices when creating SMART Notebook lessons.
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Monday, October 17, 2011

SMART Turns 20!

I just wanted to wish SMART a very happy 20th birthday!  Check out their history by clicking here! And, to celebrate 20 years of SMART, below you will find 20 SMART games to help ring in the party!  These will only be active for ONE WEEK so take advantage while you can!!! (Games removed 10/24, but don't worry! They will come back as separate posts VERY SOON!!!)

To 20 more years! Thanks SMART for all you have done and continue to do for education.
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Gimme Gimme Gimme Some New Ideas!

First of all, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of you out there that have visited my blog and mentioned it on your blogs or Twitter feeds.  I'd like to give all of you an opportunity to have a game created from your ideas.  Not that I'm out of ideas- I just don't want to unload all my games at once.  So, if you have an idea that you would like to be made into a game, please leave a comment and I'll see what I can do.  Lets brainstorm some great ideas that everyone will be able to use in their classroom.
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What's Behind Door #1?

This is a play on the old pick your own fate game.  There isn't much of a trick to this one.  The way I've used it in my reading class is by placing a different reading activity behind each door, and then I let the students pick the door to choose their fate.  If they're lucky, they might get 20 minutes of free reading time.  If not, they might have to do a reading comprehension practice activity.  Either way, the teacher wins because the teacher ultimately gets to choose what is behind each door.  Click here for your free download!
I hope you enjoy!
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Texas Big XII: The End of an Era.

Watching UT get mollywhopped brings tears (of joy) to my eyes. This is a four-question game for a very quick review containing all of Texas' Big XII teams- Baylor, Texas Tech (my alma mater), UT, and Texas A&M. It is a hide and reveal game. Check it out here for free.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs; A Tribute to an Innovator

Yesterday, the world began mourning the loss of Steve Jobs, former CEO and founder of Apple Computer.  What an innovator?! What an amazing legacy he leaves?! This is a tribute to Steve.  No cheap tricks or thrills on this one.  Click here for your copy.
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Frog Game Hits 3000 Downloads on SMART Exchange

I know 3000 downloads is not a lot, but for me it's somewhat of a milestone due to the fact that I'm relatively new to this. If you're not impressed with the number, check out the game on the SMART Exchange and see what you think. As long as you're there, check out some of my other games as well. Click here to check out my games available on the SMART Exchange.
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Sunday, October 2, 2011


October already! This is such a great time of year. Celebrate this holiday in the classroom with my Halloween game. This is a lot of fun and you'll enjoy it as much as your students. Click here for your free copy.  Enjoy!

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Shooting Gallery

There is nothing more fun than a good old fashioned carnival shooting gallery.  Knock down the ducks, bottles, plates, whatever! This is the same premise.  When you hit one of these ducks, you get to answer a question.  This game is equipped with the capability for four separate games or one longer game.  I just finished this game tonight, so please do let me know if you find any kinks! I hope you all enjoy. CLICK HERE to download yours free!

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