Thursday, December 2, 2010

SMARTboard Tool Directions: Erase to Reveal

Erase to Reveal

The idea behind this is that you use your eraser to reveal an answer. You might use this in a math problem, or vocabulary, or simply for fun.

To begin, type a sentence or math problem:

5 + 3 = 8

You might consider locking the problem in place. (Use the grey box to do this.) You can also adjust the size of the problem with the white circle.

Next, click on the pen tool, select the largest thickness, and the color that matches the background of your page.

Color over the words or numbers you want to be revealed. In the above case, the “8.”

When you are ready to use this, use your eraser to “reveal” the answer.

Consider these options: (Perhaps you erase to reveal what I’ve underlined.)

George Washington was the first president of the United States.

Sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch are the five senses.

The three primary colors are red, blue and yellow.