From Danny Maas at Tilt TV (Teachers improving Learning with Technology) in his lastest vieocast come resources that can be immediately adapted for the Interactive Whiteboard. He points to this site of games templates. These games were created in PowerPoint and you can download the templates and modify the games to fit your curriculum needs. He credits Mark E. Damon for these Millionaire and Jeopardy templates.
At our school we now have another IWB installed permanently in a classroom, which can be booked. It is available and ready to go at any time, just by saving any activity or game you have made to the shared folder. I know I’ll be adapting these templates for games and activities in my middle school units. The last game I made for the Merchant of Venice was very well received and what I saw was students going back to the text, talking about the characters and what the caharaters said and did. It was really intense engagement (not to mention competition) with this famous Shakespearean play and the students were having fun as well. I love the whiteboard.
With regard to classroom blogging Scott Lockman in his Comprehensible Input blog shares this great link. Thanks Scott.