Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ten Ways to Use the SMART Board in Your Classroom

1. Access websites, add notes and save your pages in the SMART notebook.

2. View Power Point slide shows interactively, take notes on the slides and save them in the SMART Notebook.

3. Use a word processor and have students do daily language on the Smart Board using editing and proofreading marks. Also use the highlighter tool on the floating toolbar to highlight nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.

4. Have students interact with some of the hundreds of interactive websites that are out of the web such as – http://www.spellingcity.com/ and http://www.oswego.org/staff/cchamber/techno/games.htm and http://www.froguts.com/flash_content/index.html#ventral3d
Also check out - http://www.uen.org/k12student/interactives.shtml

5. Bring up a blank graphic organizer in the notebook and fill it in using digital ink or use drag and drop feature.

6. Engage your students by downloading sample SMART notebooks with reveal activities such as move and reveal, erase and reveal, screen shade. Many good SMART Notebooks can be downloaded from this site:

7. Explore the Notebook Gallery for high-resolution images, audio, video, Macromedia® Flash® files. Files are organized into searchable collections that allow you to find graphics that will help you create attractive, reusable content.

8. Try some of the SMART Notebook tools – like the MAGIC PEN, a three-in-one tool to spotlight, magnify or zoom in on an image, or write notes that will disappear in 10 seconds. Draw a square to magnify an object or draw a circle to add a spotlight. Other tools are described here:

9. By showing video clips using the SMART Video Player, you can pause and annotate on the video then capture the video’s frame with notes to the SMART Notebook. Access VITAL on the PBS Teacher's Domain (http://www.teachersdomain.org/) for a wide variety of flash and video clips.

10. When you are ready to make your own eye-catching lesson activities, try the Lesson Activity Toolkit - the newest addition to Notebook software resources. It’s full of customizable tools and templates that you can use to create professional-looking lessons - http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/

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