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Using Your Smartboard Smartly-Morning
Thursday April 14, 2011

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Beth Richards, Technology Innovation Specialists
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Beth Richards, Technology Innovation Specialists
Focus is on quick and easy ways you can make more effective use of your Smartboard

Not a good use of Smartboard
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
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
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 Gallery
Templates and images are readily available for use
Lesson Activity Toolkit
Flash based templates, graphics, buttons that make it easy to create interactive activities
Create a 4 slide mini - lesson to use with your class

Demonstrate your mini-lesson