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1. Smart Inquiry

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What things would you like to know about Smartnotebook?
What things would you like to use you smartboard for?

2. Use it wisely. Rich Media + Smart Teaching = Digital Learning

Time is precious ... do not spend to much time planning lessons ... borrow borrow borrow!

Eg. OTC Resources - Check out this Collaborative Apprenticeship Program lesson.

1. What is an Interactive White Board (IWB)?

external image 3100680546_71638a153c_b.jpgSMART Boards are just one brand of interactive white board. An interactive white board (IWB) is a display connected to a computer and a projector. The display uses an electromagnetic or resistive surface that interfaces with the computer. The surface of the display is touch-sensitive and can control the computer using a pen, finger, or other device.

The practical benefit of the IWB is that it acts as a large computer screen, allowing the programs on the computer to be run in front of the classroom without the teacher needing to sit down at the computer. The teacher can direct the attention of the students toward what is on the screen. The teacher can call up web pages to find more information, demonstrate concepts and skills involving the computer, and create lessons that allow the students to interact with the content in new ways.

Ideas worth watching eg. Use youtube to watch exemplary lesson ...

2.What are the principles I should follow when integrating the SMART Board into my lessons?

The key principle governing the use of IWBs is that of interactivity. The SMART Board is not simply a whiteboard, nor is it simply an overhead projector. It is important to understand that the SMART Board allows students to interact with the content in a "hands on" way and it allows the teacher to access the resources of the World Wide Web to enhance his or her lessons for the benefit of the students.

It is important to understand that the SMART Board is not simply an ordinary whiteboard and that the projector is not simply an ordinary overhead projector. The SMART Board can be an interactive gateway to the Internet that can be shared by the entire class.

Here are some principles that have been developed to guide teachers as they seek to incorporate SMART Boards into their instructional strategies.

One key principle I'd like to see teachers follow is one that we teach our students but tend to forget ourselves: Sharing is Caring!

3. What is SMART Notebook and how do I use it?

SMART Notebook is the software that is designed to work with the SMART Board. SMART Notebook files are similar to Microsoft PowerPoint files, but are intended to be interactive. Spend a little time learning to develop a lesson that you could use in your classes.

SMART Notebook includes a gallery that contains a large number of clip art, animations, and interactive modules that can be incorporated into the lessons.

Check out the SMART website for more training materials.

4. What are some ideas for using SMART Boards?

  • Put your plan, agenda, or procedures on the SMART Board before class so the students know what they will be doing that day.
  • Most graphic organizers can be made into templates that can be reused every time you need it on the SMART Board.
  • Write notes and bring them back later to expand on them.
  • Online video sources, such as Discovery Education, can be brought directly into class
  • Hold brainstorming sessions across class periods, save and print it out for the students to use later.
  • Have students write answers on the SMART Board and capture can be used to gather evidence of student achievement.
  • Find interactive websites that supplement in class activities with simulations, videos, and other learning activities.
    Save notes and brainstorming sessions and revisit them later
  • Put students names on the SMART Board and they can move them show they are in attendance.
  • Build an interactive Jeopardy style game.
  • Connect to other classrooms or to guest speakers using Skype to place a video call between your class and your guests.

5. How do I find materials and resources?

There are thousands of websites devoted to SMART Board activities. Google can be very helpful for finding resources, pre-made notebook files, and clip art. In addition, SMART Technologies operates the SMART Exchange, which allows users to share their Notebook files.

In addition, many textbook publishers are starting to produce SMART-compatible resources that integrate with their textbooks and workbooks. Check the website of the publisher of your textbook for more information.

Before making your own Notebook lessons, search to see if you can find something that will suit your needs. You can also modify existing files to suit your lesson.

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