I got a gift for Christmas that I have been using like CRAZY ever since I got it.
It's an eWriter called Boogie Board Sync. Super cool!
There are $20 versions that act just like scratch paper, but don't use paper. It's basically a magna-doodle for adults. I have one of those (and have for a while) but I mostly just use it to replace a billion post it notes & to do lists on my desk.
The one I got for Christmas is a bit more (around $70-80), but you can save your drawings/writings/etc. using bluetooth. Which means I can hand-write solutions, and save them to post for students! We all know there are times that creating a geometric drawing or some math mumbo-jumbo that just isn't convenient to create electronically.
This thing lets me sketch out what I want, & save it as an image. I can edit it later, highlight, etc. once it's saved on my iPad. Then I can use the images in tests, worksheets, or just to project when going over answers.
Just thought I'd share! :)
Thoughts for other uses:
- Differentiation during small group time. It would be so easy to write out 1-2 problems, click save, and export to classroom, or drive, for students to work on.
- Use live mode with students & smartboard - this can function just like an airliner
- Student observation notes. Maybe connected to evernote, and saved in some sort of classroom file? I'm always writing myself notes about what I need to work with a student a bit more on, or misconceptions I'm seeing.