Building Acrostic Poems Using Interactive Whiteboards
Tech Integration Classroom Project
Grade Range: 6 - 8
Application: ActivInspire 1.4
The process for creating the example project using ActivInspire® 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 an interactive whiteboard activity for building acrostic poems. 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 flipchart in ActivInspire. We’ll learn how to switch between the Primary and Studio interfaces, in order to accommodate different user preferences, as well as how to switch between different user profiles for creating the flipchart and presenting at the board. We'll add a background image to the flipchart and text for our foundational acrostic word. We'll learn how to lock elements on the page so that they can't be modified. Then, we'll add lines of text that represent possible poetry lines for each letter in the acrostic word. This is a fun, interactive, and creative way to demonstrate what we’ve learned about a topic.