Sunday, July 27, 2008

Magic Tunnel notebook

Check out the Magic Tunnel notebook template mentioned on this SMART Board wiki -

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Are you interested in watching video clips of Smart Board users and leaqrning by viewing Smart Board tutorials?

Check out these links:

Teacher Tube - videos about using a SMART Board

You Tube - SMART Classroom's Channel

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Notebook software 10 - new features!

Notebook software 10 now available - try it, you will like it!

Here are five favorites that will make teaching even easier and learning more exciting and fun.

Click on the name of each feature to watch a quick Flash demo on how you can use it in your lessons.

Table Tool
Create a table from the Notebook software toolbar, then insert or drag text, images and objects into any table cell with ease. You can also add or delete individual cells to create asymmetric tables.

Magic Pen
Use this three-in-one tool to spotlight or magnify any image, and write notes
that will disappear in 10 seconds. Draw a square to magnify an object or draw
a circle to add a spotlight.

Object Animation
Animate any object in Notebook software with fun effects such as fading
in, flying in or spinning.

Create themed pages using elements such as fonts, background colors and images, and apply them to Notebook pages.

Shape Pen
When you draw a freehand shape, Notebook software will recognize it and
perfect it.

NOTE: To upgrade your software, you’ll need to enter the serial number of a SMART hardware
product and fill in a form. You will then be e-mailed a product key to activate your software.

Here is the link:

Monday, July 7, 2008

Word Magnets - Wow!

Looking for an easy way to create text boxes with new vocabulary on your SMART Board.

Try out "Word Magnets" that comes to us from educators in the UK.

Once created you can easily change the size and background color of magnets.

Here's the link. Have fun!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sending text from other applications directly into a Notebook file

Two Ways

#1 - Send text from another application directly into a Notebook file. In the other application, select File >Print, and then select SMART Notebook Print Capture as your printer. After you print the document, each page of text appears as an object on its own Notebook page, with the original formatting preserved. You can enlarge, move and rotate text, but text cannot be edited.

#2 - Copy and paste text into notebook from a word processer. Your text can be edited. It will appear in a text box. You can change the font, text, color and size.