Hide & Reveal for an Interactive Whiteboard
Tech Integration Classroom Project
Subject: Language Arts
Application: Easiteach NG
The process for creating the example project using Easiteach® NG is described below. The Completed Project Movie shows what the finished product might look like. The tutorial movies that follow demonstrate, step-by-step, how to construct three "hide & reveal" exercises using interactive whiteboard functions and the sample files provided in the downloadable resource packet. This project can be easily modified or adapted for other subject areas or other grade/skill levels. For a complete project description, including goals, objectives, and materials, see the Project Overview.
What's in a Project?
Each project provides:
- Project activity guide
- Copy of the completed project
- All the resources needed to recreate the example project
- Step-by-step tutorial movies that walk students through the project
- Assessment rubric
Information for Teachers
This project can be easily modified or adapted for other subject areas or other skill levels.
All example files, an assessment rubric, and information about adapting and extending the example project are included in the resource materials available for download with this project.
Creating Your Own Project
We will begin by creating a new Easibook in Easiteach NG. We'll learn how to import images into the Easibook resource library, and then how to add an image to the Easibook page and use the Puzzle Reveal widget to create our first hide and reveal activity. The second activity involves using the draw tools and object layering to create a box that will "reject" objects that shouldn't be placed in the box. In our example, the box will reject words that are not nouns, but the same principles can be applied to create other types of activities for different subject areas that would assess correct or incorrect actions. The third hide and reveal activity is a Cloze exercise. We'll learn how to use the Cloze tool to remove words from a text block and add them to the Word Wallet for a "fill in the blank" type of activity. This exercise can test comprehension and knowledge, but could also be used for creative storytelling or other activities that don't necessarily have a right or wrong answer.