Using Your Smartboard Smartly

Tips and tricks for Smartboards in order to be able to use the board more effectively

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Dates:Feb. 7, 2011
Topic: Using Your Smartboard Smartly




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READ 10 ways to use the IWB effectively
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Carolyn Semet and Beth Richards, Technology Innovation Specialists
csemet@schools.nyc.gov and brichar4@schools.nyc.gov
Focus is on quick and easy ways you can make more effective use of your Smartboard

Ineffective use of Smartboard.
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4:05
Setting up your Smartboard Basics
Connect Board to computer through USB port
  • Connect projector to the computer
  • Make sure you have your computer plugged into the power source
  • Open Notebook Software ( must have it downloaded to your computer )
  • Orient the Board ( point of release actually syncs the board)
Smartboard Software Link
http://www.smarttech.com/us/Support/Browse+Support/Download+Software
4:15
Getting to Know Notebook Tools
Overview of Smartboard Software, tools and resources

Important Tools to use - spotlight, shade, pens, shapes, dual page display, presentation mode, camera tool
4:30
Useful Tips and Tricks
  • Quick Erase - You can use the circle and tap feature to easily erase a large area on a SMART Board. Pick up the eraser, encircle the area you want to erase, and then tap in the middle of the area.
  • Quick orientation - Press both buttons on the pen tray to activate the orientation screen
  • Magic Pen - Draw a circle to get a spotlight. Draw a rectangle to Zoom. Write with the Magic Pen and watch your writing slowly disappear.
  • Customize Your Board: Adjust SmartBoard Settings under Control Panel
    • make yellow pen a highlighter
    • adjust pen thickness
    • screen capture toolbar
  • Customize Your Screen: Move tool bar from top to bottom and move side bar to right or left side by clicking on the double arrow.
  • Customize your Tool Bar: Click on View > Customize Toolbar > Add any tools


The Ten No Nos of Teaching with a Projector or Interactive Whiteboard

4:45
The Gallery
  • Templates and images are readily available for use
5:00
Lesson Activity Toolkit
  • Flash based templates, graphics, buttons that make it easy to create interactive activities
5:20
Create a 4 slide mini - lesson to use with your class

5:40
Demonstrate your mini-lesson

5:55
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6:00
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Smartboard Articles

Interactive Whiteboards - How Effective are They?
Effectiveness of the IWB
SmartBoards are Overrated
Doubts over hi-tech whiteboards
Is it better to get a projector and a laptop than an IWB?

SmartBoard Resources


http://exchange.smarttech.com/ - Sort by grade, topic and curriculum

Obtaining a Product Key to Install the Software


Follow the steps below to download and activate SMART Notebook software.
  1. Obtain a product key to activate SMART Notebook software.
  2. Download SMART Notebook software, either by clicking the Download button below or the link in the e-mail you received from SMART Technologies when you registered for a product key.
  3. During the installation process, enter the product key you received from SMART Technologies.
NOTE: If you don't obtain a product key, you can use SMART Notebook software for 30 days.

(obtained from the Smartboard site)



Enhancing your Smartboard Lessons with Multimedia


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Dates: March 16, 2011


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Carolyn Semet and Beth Richards, Technology Innovation Specialists
csemet@schools.nyc.gov and brichar4@schools.nyc.gov
Focus is on enhancing your lessons with Multimedia - images, sound, video, animations

Adding images to your lesson


Adding links to your lesson


Adding sound to your lesson


Adding animations to your lesson


Adding Video to your lesson
http://exchange.smarttech.com/search.html?type=Videos

Attachments


The Lesson Activity Toolkit
Quick Reference Guide









5:50
Complete evaluation
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  • Class: PDN Afterschool PD
6:00
Adjourn