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6 Strategies for Using a Smart Board in Class

6 Strategies for Using a Smart Board in Class | Teaching with SMART Boards | Scoop.it
Strategies and techniques are presented for incorporating interactive technology for connecting lesson concepts and engaging students in the learning process.
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The strategies suggested in this article are very basic integration strategies, in part because of the date it was published.  However, the tips that are shared are great strategies for those who are just beginning to learn how to use a SMART Board in their classrooms.

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Whiteboard Success: 13 Bright Ideas for the Interactive Whiteboard

Whiteboard Success: 13 Bright Ideas for the Interactive Whiteboard | Teaching with SMART Boards | Scoop.it
Whether you’ve been using an interactive whiteboard (IWB) for years, or you’ve never turned yours on, ramp up your students’ learning with these easy-to-learn (and teach!) strategies.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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In my SMART Board courses, I find that teachers feel as though they are obligated to create lessons on a grandiose scale.  This article focuses on simple things that a SMART Board can be used for that  may often be overlooked in the process of creating big, flashy lessons.

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talking avatar for a website or SMART Notebook activity

talking avatar for a website or SMART Notebook activity | Teaching with SMART Boards | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This blog post contains a short tutorial for creating an avatar to embed into websites or SMART Notebook lessons using Voki.  A lesson containing an avatar adds an extra interactive element beyond the capabilities of SMART Notebook itself, and may aid in student engagement.

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Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board - SMART Exchange

Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board - SMART Exchange | Teaching with SMART Boards | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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SMART Exchange is a lesson sharing website that is hosted by SMART Technologies.  It is free to join, and users may upload content they have created, or download the work of others.  It is a very helpful resource for those who like to avoid recreating the wheel.

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EDCompass blog » Listening Activity: SMART Board + iPad Workflow

EDCompass blog » Listening Activity: SMART Board + iPad Workflow | Teaching with SMART Boards | Scoop.it

"In preparation for year two with 1:1 iPads and a SMART Board, improving the workflow is uppermost in my mind. Integrating technology seamlessly is my goal.

 

Today, I had an ah-ha moment and discovered a way to save about 7-8 minutes delivering content to my students for this listening activity using SMART Boards + iPads. It makes perfect sense. I should have known it already. But when the light bulb comes on in my little, lonely island office, it’s worth celebrating. See what you think about this workflow."


Via John Evans
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This blog post on the SMART website, was originally posted by Cherie Herring.  In it, she shares an example of how she uses her SMART Board and her 1:1 iPads in her classroom with the kids at the center of the lesson and technology use.

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Lessons from the Downfall of Interactive Whiteboards (EdSurge News) - (true but... in our Board pedagogy and engagement is the focus - so it has worked!)

Lessons from the Downfall of Interactive Whiteboards (EdSurge News) - (true but... in our Board pedagogy and engagement is the focus - so it has worked!) | Teaching with SMART Boards | Scoop.it
When the Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) first caught the eye of educators in the late 90s and early 2000s, it invigorated hope that education technology might begin to align with the digital age.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This article focuses on why the integration of IWBs has been largely unsuccessful.  It is important to include this article in this collection as the fact that IWBs are often purchased and then expected to be used with little to no training is a very real practice, and the reason I teach my professional development course.  The three tips at the end of the article are also useful.

 

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Measures, Maths, Key Stage 2 - Interactive Whiteboard Resources - Topmarks

Measures, Maths, Key Stage 2 - Interactive Whiteboard Resources - Topmarks | Teaching with SMART Boards | Scoop.it
A selection of excellent primary resources which work well on interactive whiteboards in the classroom (Measures, Maths, Key Stage 2 - Interactive Whiteboard Resources - Topmarks http://t.co/4BoAuGnfNE...
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This site contains links to games and activities that can be used in conjunction with a SMART Board.  Activities are directed toward a variety of ages and subjects.

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▶ 27 SMART board tips and tricks (part 2) - YouTube

approximately 27 smart board tips that will (figuratively) blow your mind
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Part two of the "27 SMART Board Tips and Tricks" video.

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How to connect the SMART Board cables - SMART tutorials for teachers - the virtual school - YouTube

No more troubles with connecting your SMART board to your PC or notebook: SMART tutorials show you how to make sure all is ready to start the Interactive Whi...
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In many districts, technology may go unused as a result of technology support being stretched thin and teachers not having the knowledge to connect hardware to utilize what they have in their classrooms.  This video gives quick, but complete, instruction on how to connect a computer to a SMART Board.

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Using Air Display with a SMART Board and iPad

Did you know that you could use your iPad to control your SMART Board? Air Display allows one to control their computer, and of course whatever is being disp...
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This tutorial provides a demonstration on how to use Air Display to wirelessly connect an iPad to a computer (and in effect then, to a SMART Board as well).

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7 Of The Best Advanced Interactive White Board Tips | Interactive ...

If you are an experience interactive whiteboard user and would like to take your experience to the next level, there are advanced projects, which use innovative web 2.0 tools in combination with your interactive whiteboard software, ...
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The seven tips provided in this article provide useful ideas for how to utilize an interactive whiteboard in the classroom.  A side note in regard to the "Advanced" content of the article, I would personally classify these tips as intermediate in level.  Of course this varies depending on the user, but do not be discouraged from the content of this article because of the advanced description.

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Teq - Webinar 33: Introduction to SMART Notebook 11

Be one of the first to learn about the updated features and tools in the new SMART Notebook 11 collaborative learning software. Highlights include embedded w...
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While SMART Notebook 11 may not be the most up-to-date of the SMART Notebook software, it is the version that is currently utilized by my district, and the districts of many teachers who attend my training courses.  This video is a valuable resource for those who need a refresher course after the two-day session is over.

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The SMART Notebook App for the Apple iPad

This is an introduction to the brand new SMART Notebook App for the Apple iPad! See how you and your students can create SMART Notebook lessons right from th...
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A video tutorial provides information about the iOS SMART Notebook App.  This app is only available for Apple devices, as there is no supported app for Android-based devices.

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Interactive Whiteboard Games for Classroom Review Activities

Interactive Whiteboard Games for Classroom Review Activities | Teaching with SMART Boards | Scoop.it
These interactive whiteboard games are all based on popular TV shows and are a fun and engaging way for the whole class to review classroom concepts.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Creating fun, interactive review games for topics covered in class is a great activity sought by many teachers.  This site shares templates for review games that are based on popular game shows.  A few of which I can even say I've used myself!

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10 Smart board myths | We like our Smart Boards in #OCSB!

10 Smart board myths | We like our Smart Boards in #OCSB! | Teaching with SMART Boards | Scoop.it
SMART Boards are on the rise across the nation and around the world. They’re popping up in classrooms, businesses, and government offices to improve the way we

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This post aims to take away the credibility of some common myths around the use of SMART Boards in the classroom.  Many times, these myths are cited as reasons teachers choose not to utilize the technology in their classrooms.

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Search Engine for SMART Notebook Files

Free Technology for Teachers: A Search Engine for SMART Notebook Files | Teaching with SMART Boards | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This Free Tech for Teachers post has access to a Google Custom Search Engine that searches specifically for SMART Notebook Files.  Though the content of this blog post itself is minimal, the resources that can be gathered from this search engine are endless.

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SmartBoardSmarty

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"This WIKI has been created by Nancy Norem Powell, a SMART board trainer from Bloomington, IL. I hope that his will become a resource to you, other educators and students using SmartBoards in the classroom. "


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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This site is actually a wiki that was created by SMART Board trainer Nancy Norem.  Many of the links and tools included in this wiki are similar to that of other sites.  What sets this site apart is the inclusion of printable cards entitled "64 SMART Notebook Quick Tips".  This is a valuable resource to have next to a computer for a novice, or even intermediate, user.

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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, July 31, 2013 12:47 PM

A great resource put together by Nancy Norem Powell.

Corinne Altham's curator insight, August 6, 2014 1:15 PM

An example of a classroom teacher harnessing the power of the web to create a learning tool for peer educators. In this case, the teacher is now an IWB trainer who has made a free resource for teachers looking for web-based PD. 

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65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources

65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources | Teaching with SMART Boards | Scoop.it
Blogger Danny Nicholson shares his top 65 free resources, lessons, templates & games for interactive whiteboards, including SMART & Promethean boards.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Why recreate the wheel when someone else may have built it already?  This site has a large number of resources for a variety of interactive whiteboards.  These resources are key to encouraging student engagement with IWBs.

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Mikko Kivilompolo's comment, May 24, 2013 6:02 AM
The fact that the ActivTable uses ActivInspire means that these whiteboard resources work just as well with the table.
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Language Arts Activities | Interactive Whiteboard Resources

Language Arts Activities | Interactive Whiteboard Resources | Teaching with SMART Boards | Scoop.it
Find easy-to-use Interactive Whiteboard teaching tips and make the most of Language Arts Online Activities on your Interactive Whiteboard.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This Scholastic resource contains a number of tools that can be used with different types of interactive whiteboards, with students of all ages across all subjects.  I appreciate that this site has activities for multiple types of IWBs, as some of the teachers who take my class don't actually have SMART Boards, but other types of IWBs.

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SMART dry erase board: Not your meeting room's old white board - TechTarget

SMART dry erase board: Not your meeting room's old white board - TechTarget | Teaching with SMART Boards | Scoop.it
SMART dry erase board: Not your meeting room's old white board
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"This is an upgrade from the classic dry erase board behind the desk or in a meeting space," Maldow said.
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This article provides an introduction to the newest in SMART Technologies software, the SMART dry erase board.  Yet another way that the world of technology, interactive whiteboards specifically, is being transformed all the time.

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27 SMART board tips and tricks (part 1)

approximately 27 SMART board tips that will (figuratively) blow your mind.
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This video, while somewhat lengthy (there are two parts, I will share the other video as well), has many great tips for teachers.

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Advanced Smartboard Lesson Creation

Sample lessons in ELA, Math, Science. Use a variety of tools, animations, tricks, etc. to create fun and engaging lessons.
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This tutorial contains a number of guided lesson creation tutorials using many of the tools and applications covered in my SMART Notebook training class.  This is another resource that teachers may utilize for additional practice following completion of the course.

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Kindergarten Interactive White Board Use

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Using a SMART Board as a student-centered tool rather than a teacher-centered tool is difficult for many educators to implement.  This video provides excellent use of an interactive whiteboard (similar to a SMART Board) by students in a kindergarten classroom.

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Smart Notebook 11 : The Activity Builder

A short tutorial that shows users of Smart Notebook 11 how to to create interactive activities using the Activity Builder Add-on.
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One of the features that was added to SMART Notebook in version 11 was the Activity Builder.  This brief video demonstrates how to set up an activity to use with students.

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Amazing Features in Smart Notebook 2014

Amazing Features in Smart Notebook 2014 | Teaching with SMART Boards | Scoop.it
SMART Technologies recently introduced its SMART Notebook 2014 platform. In this new version of its award winning sofware, a number of innovative and groundbreaking features are highlighted to allow K-12 classrooms ...
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This blog provides a very clear overview of the software upgrades included with SMART Notebook 2014.  In addition to a text explanation, a video accompanying the blog demonstrates the use of each of the tools displayed.

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