Sunday, December 5, 2010

Here is a SMART Board page with links to calendars for each month of the current school year.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Some very nice Notebook files are located on this site.

Monday, November 1, 2010

WSD's eToolbox

Wissahickon School District's eToolbox

SMARTBoard Goodies

Here is a nice blog that I just discovered. It has a really great index and a cool "WORD CLOUD".

Check it out: -

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Interactive Science Simulations

Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado.

Also includes Teacher Ideas & Activities page. This page is your gateway to teacher-submitted contributions, designed to be used in conjunction with the simulations.

Friday, September 10, 2010 - Games that Make You Think!

Fun and Educational Activities!

Click Parent and Teacher link for a description of each game.

Wordnik is a place for all the words, and everything known about them.

The goal is to show you as much information as possible.

By "information," they don't just mean traditional definitions. This information could be:

• An example sentence — tons of examples and gobs of other data for most words.

• Related words: not just synonyms and antonyms, but words that are used in the same contexts.Cheeseburger, milkshake, and doughnut aren't synonyms, but they show up in the same kinds of sentences.

• Images tagged by Flickr: want to know what a pout looks like?

• Statistics: how rare is the word?

• An audio pronunciation—and you can record your own!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Animated "Water Cycle"

Very nice animated "Water Cycle" diagram is available here.

Looks GREAT on the Smart Board.

curriculumbits .com


Browse or search the resource library for games, quizzes, interactive animations and videos to use in your classroom today! The e-learning resources are designed for use on an interactive whiteboard.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group of educational psychologists who developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning. During the 1990's a new group of cognitive psychologist, lead by Lorin Anderson (a former student of Bloom's), updated the taxonomy reflecting relevance to 21st century work. The graphic is a representation of the NEW verbage associated with the long familiar Bloom's Taxonomy.

As you design your lessons be aware that it is important to promote the HOT (Higher Order Thinking) skills. Download the attached list of key words, model questions and instructional strategies that relate to each level of the revised taxonomy.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Users Guide for Smart Notebook for both Windows and Mac

Smart Technologies has totally revamped their website. It has a brand new look.

If you are looking for links to user’s guides, how-to and troubleshooting articles, and other resources for your SMART product go to this link and select your version:

This is a real treasure on the site - a 110 page Users Guide for Smart Notebook for both Windows and Mac.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Quizlet and Scattter

Quizlet is a Web 2.0 site for building vocabulary. At this site students can learn vocabulary in an interactive and engaging environment. Quizlet allows one to create and share flashcards on a wide variety of subject areas.

Flashcard options include playing Scatter, a matching game where when your right the words disappear. This game works really well on the SMART Board. Some of the subject areas already represented at the Quizlet site are english and foreign languages, standardized test vocabulary, history and geography, math and science.

Monday, June 14, 2010

eChalk - Teaching Resources for the SMART BOARD

Here are four games that look great on the SMARTBOARD and are very engaging.

Music- Blob Chorus Ear Training
Math - Estimating Fractions
Primary - Times Tables
Chemistry - Periodic Table

Random Atoms

Wow - this is a really neat interactive for generating random numbers including multiples, tenths, negative numbers. Read the instructions and move the slider bars at the bottom of the screen - try it I bet you like it!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tech Tools for Teachers

Tech Tools for Teachers
Here's a find!

Here is a site with technology tools for teaching that are quick and easy to download, learn, and start using in your classroom.

If you came hoping they would be free, then this is your lucky day!

At the site, you will find a variety of review games, classroom management software, and other miscellaneous tools for educators.

Glogster - Poster yourself - Make your interactive poster easily and share it with friends. Mix Images, Text, Music and Video. It is fantastic!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

National Geographic Photo Jigsaw Puzzles

I noticed this on a past post in the FREE TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHERS blog.

National Geographic has a daily user-generated photo gallery called the Your Shot Daily Dozen. The Daily Dozen is similar to the BBC's Day in Pictures series. The Daily Dozen contains user-submitted pictures from around the world.

National Geographic has two activities that students can use based on the Daily Dozen pictures, a jigsaw puzzle and a memory game. These activities could be a fun way for students to develop memory skills, matching skills, and puzzle solving skills.

Images could be used as conversation starters in current events courses, environmental science classes, or photography classes. The images could also be used as story starters for a creative writing class.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

#52 of 365 -

A fantastic way of building cutting-edge technology into the curriculum! is a FREE website allowing teachers and students to create interactive Flash diagrams for learning and revising material. allows you to create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash!

These are templates similiar to the Lesson Activity Toolkit. This website has many samples posted for inspiration.

Using the Virtual Book template, your students can make their own interactive books very easily and share them on the SMART Board. Click on the page and it turns.

Click here for full screen version

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

#51 of 365

Digital Nation has a demo of four model lessons for the interactive whiteboard.

Included are:

Grades K-2: Parts of Speech Nouns
Grades 3-5: Creating Bar Graphs
Grades 6-8: Transitional Words
Grades 9-12: Parallel Lines

Thursday, February 18, 2010

#50 of 365 - SMART Board Links

One of our local teachers maintains a wiki that encourages sharing of SMART Board resources. Check it out!

SMART Board Sharing:
We are developing SMART Board sharing pages so we can collaborate with each other. Go to the page below to add, or download lessons.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

#45 of 365 - Mr. Schlytter’s Mathematics Site

Mr. Schlytter’s Mathematics Site
Don't miss the Jeopardy Math Review Site links at the bottom of the page.

Includes a nice list of interactive MATH links.

#44 of 365 - Annotated List of Some Great Web Sites for Kids

Annotated List of Some Great Web Sites for Kids - try them on your Smart Board!

Switcheroozoo new animals, learn about animal habitats, play animals puzzle and memory games.

Giggle Poetry self proclaimed number one fun poetry site for kids on the web! Learn to write poetry, create poems online, and read and rate hundreds of poems. Teacher resources available.

Jack Prelutsky
Explore the wacky and inventive poetry of Jack Prelutsky, the first Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.

Jean Marzollo
http://www.jeanmarzollo.comList of Jean’s books online as well as paper format. Preschoolers can enjoy listening to a book read to them as they view works and illustrations. Short and Long bio of Jean.

Kaboose: Where Family Comes First
http://funschool.kaboose.comLots of arcade-style games to play online and coloring pages to print out.

Mrs. P
http://www.MrsP.comKids can listen in as Mrs. P (played by Kathy Kinney) reads aloud classic children’s stories. The site also contains interactive games and activities. Requires a high-speed Internet connection.

Wildlife Film Maker National Geographic Wildlife Filmmaker allows kids to make animal movies using short clips of a wide variety of animals. With a simple drag-and-drop interface, they can add animal sounds, music and captions. Once a masterpiece is completed, it can be saved on the site to share with family and friends or e-mailed directly to them.

#43 of 365 - Periodic Table

Wow - if you like periodic tables you have to visit this site - links to many different examples.

Cybrary's Man's Educational Websites

Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

A Visual Interpretation of the Table of Elements

Chemicool Periodic Table

Chemistry Quiz on The Periodic Table of Videos

Database of Periodic Tables

Dynamic Periodic Table

Interactive Periodic Table

Knit the Periodic Table

Periodic Table - Toggle Details

Periodic Table Adventure

Periodic table applet

Periodic Table of Elements (Environmental Chemistry)

Periodic Table of the Elements

Periodic Table of the Elements (Los Alamos Lab)

Periodic Table of Typefaces

Periodic Table of World Internet Facts

Periodic Table Tetris

Periodic Table Videos

Periodic Tables on the WWW

The Periodic Table - Interactives

The Periodic Table of the Elements

The Comic Book Periodic Table of the Elements

The Periodic Table of the Social Media Elements

The Periodic Table of Videos

The Visual Elements Periodic Table

The Wooden Periodic Table

WebElements Periodic Table

#42 of 365 - Flock Draw

Flock Draw
Paint a simple masterpiece. Make a point visually.
Do whatever you want. Do it together.
Grab a tool. Pick a color. Draw something.
Show a friend. Show the world.
Share your vision.

#41 of 365 - Imagination at Work

Imagination at Work : "Share ideas by drawing on GE's multi-user online whiteboard. ... imagination at work."

Sunday, January 31, 2010

#40 of 365 -- Notebook Version 10.6

Smart Notebook users should be aware of a new update that came out last week. Version 10.6 has a couple of very neat new features.

The most obvious feature is a new icon on your toolbar that gives you access to Measurement Tools. This is basically a ruler, protractor, compass and set square.

The WhiteBoard blog located at this address < > has a nice explanation of the new tools that will be useful additions to your math toolbox.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

#39 of 365 -- Pic-Lit

This is a neat site posted by Jen Farr on Twitter - PIC-LITS - inspired picture writing.

Pic-Lits is a creative writing site that provides pictures and a word bank for students to create a enriched sentence or sentences about the picture.

The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture. Students can choose to only drag words from the word bank to create their sentence or compose a sentence freestyle.

How to integrate Pic Lits into the classroom: Pic Lits is a great way to get students to think creatively and critically about writing. Students can choose any picture and then use the word list to create a sentence. Pic Lits is complete with punctuation and any word can be capatalized.

Tips: Students can sign up for a free account and save each Pic Lit they create. At the end of the year, each student can create a book of their Pic Lits to take home for creative inspiration.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

#38 of 365 - Alphabet Geometry

An interactive site that is built for the visual learner! It introduces geometry concepts to your students by relating them to something they're all familiar with, letters!

#37 of 365 - Science Up Close

Science Up Close - grades 1 -6

Links to FLASH movies on all kinds of topics.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

#36 of 365 - Music on the Smartboard

11 Ideas for Music Lessons on your Interactive Whiteboard

#35 of 365 - Top Tips

Five Top Tips for Whiteboard Beginners!

Directed to Promethean Board users - these tips include good advice for all interactive white board users.

#34 of 365 - Online Activities

Even more online activities -

#32 of 365 - Projector

New projectors make any wall an interactive whiteboard
Epson, Boxlight unveil potentially game-changing technology

#31 of 365 - Super Teacher Tools

A site for technology tools for teaching that are quick and easy to download, learn, and start using in your classroom.

#30 of 365 - Helpful Verbs Poster

Blooming Orange: Bloom's Taxonomy Helpful Verbs Poster

#29 of 365 - Taxonomy Poster

Bloom’s Taxonomy Poster for Elementary Teachers

#28 of 365 - Learning Today

Here is an interesting site - Learning Today.

Learning Today is a leading provider of Internet based, reading & math instruction targeted at the K-5 marketplace, focusing on the “At Risk School/Student” segment.

There are free Teacher Resources, free Math Games and free Reading Games.

Several interesting posters can be downloaded and printed for your classroom including two related to the revised Bloom's Taxonomy.

#27 of 365 - Finger Glove

featherbee said...

If you have kids who have sweaty or sticky fingers, use a "finger glove." I take one of those cheap stretchy knit kid's gloves and cut the fingers off. Their fingers slide much more smoothly and things aren't dropped or double clicked any more.

I teach kindergarten, and we love our smartboard!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

#26 of 365 - GeoGebra

Have you seen GeoGebra? Many teachers state that it is their favorite geometry teaching resources:

Also, check out for a bunch of great math teaching resources created with GeoGebra.

Both of these are great on IWBs - interactive whiteboards

Please post a comment is your ise GeoGebra.

#25 of 365 - Calendar Math

Calendar Math Notebooks
These notebooks are really really colorful - August - June

#24 of 365 - Math Symbols

Here is a notebook file with a page of math symbols that can be dragged on to any notebook page.

Download it here:

#23 of 365 - SMART Resources

Engaging Students the SMARTboard Way

What's New in Notebook 10
Smarttech 2 minute tutorials
Communicative Arts Resources for the Smartboard
Math Interactive Websites for Smartboard

Thursday, January 14, 2010

#22 of 365 - Interactive Websites

This is a link to a listings of interactive websites for Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and Assessment. Many good resources for Smart Board users.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

#21 of 365 - Free Flash Jeopardy Review Generator

Free Flash Jeopardy Review Generator

Flash Jeopardy was designed by a teacher for use in the classroom as a SmartBoard review game. This site has all of the tools needed to create a Jeopardy review game, download your game for free, and play jeopardy in your classroom.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

#20 of 365 - Science Teaching Aids

This site offers a growing bank of highly visual teaching-aids developed for use with interactive whiteboards.

The resources are designed to be used as rich sources of visually stimulating material, making use of both animations and drag and drop interactivity.

It is hoped that the resources will help students to make sense of some of the more challenging concepts they encounter.

#19 of 365 - EdCompass

M. A. Karre suggests:

The EdCompass Newsletter from SMART technologies features "News and resources for educators using SMART products". Subscribe for free, or browse past issues online.

Monday, January 11, 2010

#18 of 365 Lesson Activity Toolkit 2

Make sure that you update to Lesson Activity Toolkit 2. Just click on the help memu button in Smart Notebook and then "Check of Updates".

There are some really neat tools.

Check out the Random Word Generator and the Random Group Generator.

Don't miss the firecracker timer!

#17 of 365 - Calendar Maker

Did you know there is a calender maker inside the gallery?

Just search for Calender. Look under interactive and multimedia.

You can select the year and month then inject the calendar onto the page.

Try it - it is awesome!

#16 of 365 - Music Notebooks

Music Notebook files are posted on these websites:




#15 of 365 - Interactive Biology

Connecting Concepts: Interactive Lessons in Biology, a series of interactive web-based lessons

#14 of 365

Chemistry for Kids
Great list of links.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

#13 of 365 - Gallery Packs

If you use the calendars in the gallery, you have probably realized they end in

To get the 2010 calendar and more visit the SMART Gallery Collections Online.

Here you will find standalone gallery packs that can be downloaded separately from the main gallery.

Some of the packs include “American States,” “Childhood Stories,” and “Spanish.” Once you download these gallery packs they will be added to your “My Content” Folder.

#12 of 365

Lots of interactive websites for math at this link:

Virtual Tours - #12 of 365

One of the wonders of the Internet is that it can bring the world to you instead of your needing to find the time and money to explore the traditional way.

The virtual tours at this site bring opportunities to explore cities, famous landmarks and buildings, museums, college campuses, and even outer space.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

#11 of 365 - Setting a default font

ICT Across the Curriculum

Nice explanation and visuals include with the instructions on how to set a default font style and font size for your Smartboard.

#10 of 365 - ICT Across the Curriculum

SMART Lesson Activity Toolkit (2.0) has some great tools to use in your lessons – suitable for all curriculum areas!

To find them simply click on the gallery tab in SMART notebook, select Lesson Activity Toolkit and then in the search box type what you are looking for i.e. “Random Word Chooser”; “Random Group Chooser” or “Spinner”.

This blog link gives some nice ideas for using these tools.

ICT Across the Curriculum

Monday, January 4, 2010

#9 of 365 - SMART Exchange

The new SMART Exchange has been set up to enable teachers to quickly search and find SMART related resources many of which have been produced and shared by other teachers.

The following video from the SMART exchange team provides a guided tour of the new SMART Exchange facility.

#8 of 365 - Student of the Day

Free online course for SMART Board Users: Notebook Technique: Student of the Day">">

#6 of 365 - Changing the Pen Color

Typically when you pick up a blue SMART Board pen you will write notes in blue or if you pick up a black SMART Board pen and you will write notes in black.

If you want to temporarily change the writing color just pick up any pen, click on properties, then on line style and select a color, thickness and transparency. Your pen will write in that color until you toggle off by either selecting another tool or putting the pen back in the tray.

To permanently change the color of a pen, or change it permanently into a highlighter go to SMART Board control panel, select SMART hardware settings and change the pen settings - color and transparency.