A Revolution in Education
We encourage teachers to do this in our county, and turning off touch recognition is the key. Once that is turned off (in the control panel) a koosh ball will activate the touch. Any other type of ball retracts too quickly to be effective. I have a great "koosh ball template" game that many of our teachers use. It is attached. I didn't make it (don't know who did) but somewhere along the line we found it!
What I discovered is you have to get the kind of balls that actually have like a gel inside of them that flatten out and then drop. What worked best for me was a bean bag. It maintains a contact long enough to trigger the "press" that Smartboards need.
Thanks, Jenn. That makes sense. Can't wait to play!
I have done this with a true Kush-Ball... The students did have to hit the board at the center of the circles for it to work.
Hope you got it working!
I have also heard that a "sock" ball works well. Get a pair of men's athletic socks, knot one up and put it in the other. Tie a knot just above the one inside and "fling" the sock at the board.