Transcript of "Making the Most of Your SMARTBoard"
MAKING THE MOST
Presented by Suzanne
Participants will be asked to move theirname blockas
they come in and get settled. An example of the activity is
below. The instructorwill have the interactive activity
ready upon participant arrival.
* * In the event of web site difficulties, participants will be asked to write theirnames
on the SMARTBoard in a desired spectrumto gauge previous SMARTBoard use.
OUR TIME TOGETHER…
Welcome and opening activity
Workshop Objectives and Agenda
SMARTboard web site, instruction
on how-to use the various
components of the
SMARTboard with participant
Break and Interactive activity
Instruction on group assignments
Break out groups for assignment
**Groups may break as needed
Review, questions, and wrap-up
A LITTLE ABOUT ME…
I am originally from the Chicago suburbs and have
lived in Las Vegas for the past 4 years
I have been married for 13 years and have 3
I have been an elementary education teacher for
over 10 years
I have taught Kindergarten Science, Kindergarten,
, and 3rd
I have a M.Ed degree in Curriculum/Instruction:
Technology and I am currently working towards my
Ed. Specialist degree in Educational Technology
I have always LOVED to explore new gadgets from
the Apple IIe to the Laser Disc and virtually anything
that has a plug.
WHAT AM I GOING TO
In today’s workshop participants will:
learn how to connect the Smartboard,
calibrate it, and what various tools are used
design two assessments (a vocabulary
assessment and a group choice) that
replaces a traditional paper/pencil
What is a SMARTBoard?
The term sm artbo ard usually refers to a specific brand of electronic whiteboard
made by the company SMART Technologies, but the term is increasingly
being used to refer to any brand of electronic whiteboard. Most smartboards
have the same features, allowing users to input data through the use of
plastic pens that contain no ink, the user's hands, a wireless mouse or
pointing device. The software for the smartboard is loaded onto a local
computer or network, where smartboard-compatible software can then be
called upon for use on the screen.
(www. wise g e e k. co m /what-is-a -smartboard. htm )
Hands-on experience with the SMARTBoard
LET’S LEARN THE TERMS!!!
Keyboard, Right Click
buttons, and Help
Directions: Touch and drag
the box with the words next to its
place on the SMARTBoard
TIME FOR A
Please take a few minutes to stretch your legs and take care of any
necessary business. During this time please come to the SMARTBoard
and write down any questions you may have at this time.
To do this activity: pick up a pen and write your question below. Please
take turns as only one person can write at a time.
Today your group will create two assessments. One will be a
vocabulary assessment and one will be a traditional paper and pencil
assessment that can be converted into a SMARTBoard interactive
assessment using the online program, Webspiration.
Please review the tutorial in your handout for the vocabulary
assignment and complete this assignment first. Then decide on your
traditional assessment that you will covert to interactive using the
same online application.
Each activity should take no more than 3-5 minutes for the entire
class to complete
Your group will be determined by grade level and should have no
more than 4 people. If needed, please form more than one group per
grade level or if there are not enough people please join a grade level
close to your own.
Your group should choose a "teacher" to present your lesson to the
group in the last part of today's workshop.
Please review the rubrics in your handout to ensure that all
components are covered.
Groups will be chosen in randomorderto
present theirlessons to the group.
OUR TIME TOGETHER IN
Learned the basics of the SMARTBoard
Participated in hands-on learning experiences
Created 2 alternative assessments to use in the classroom
Please take a minute to complete the Workshop evaluation at
the end of your handout.
Thankyou foryourtime and participation!
If you have any questions after the workshop please feel free to contact
activities http://www.bristolvaschools.org/mwarren/sbactivities.htm an
For tutorials http://stusupport.curry.edu/SMARTBoardTutorials.html
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