Contents• Smart Board Overview• SMARTnotebook• Smartboard experience• Flip Camera Overview• Flip Camera experience• Videos Recorded from FLIP• FLIP computer features• Flip Computer features experience• Putting it all together• Benefits of Technology in the classroom
Smartboard background• interactive whiteboard• Developed by SMARTtechnologies• First developed in 1991• uses touch detection for user input (similar to a computer mouses functions)• Software is included with Smart Board whiteboards and Smart hardware products.
SMARTnotebook• collaborative learning software• included with all Smart Board interactive whiteboards and all other Smart hardware products.• Software combatable with Windows, Mac and Linux• Similar to Microsoft PowerPoint for its incoorperation of images, amnimations, templates, etc.• teachers can record each step of a lesson activity for students to review at a later time.• Hundred of Lesson Plan applications available and searchable by grade and subject
Smartboard experienceThe usage of smartboards has been rather entertainingand interesting in class. I enjoy the smartboard for itslimitless adaptions and exporations of different subjectand curricula. SMARTnote book is very benefitial inproviding ready lesson plans and interactive gamesthat are perfect or every age clasroom. The smartboard itself is benefitial as it saves teachers time by nothaving to rewire the proceedures and assessmentsfrom Lesson plans to the board and allows the studentsto focus more on what tis being taught rather thanassuring that they have everything recoded on theboard.
FLIP camera background• Called flip cameras for the USB port that “Flips” out from them so that you may conveniently plug in and stat down loading you video immediately• Created by Pure Digital Technologies• first version was originally released as the "Pure Digital Point & Shoot" video camcorder on May 1, 2006• The flip Mino (the camera used in class) - A smaller version of the Flip - released on June 4, 2008.• Latest in Flip Video: makers of the Flip Video family of camcorders are in the process on inventing FlipShare TV- allows the user to connect the TV base to their TV, plug in the USB key to their computer and view their Flipshare library Flip Ultra Video Camcorder.
FLIP camera ExperienceI had so much fun with the Flip Camera that I emailed Dr.Curran later that day asking for the make and model of thecamera we used in class so that I may purchase it for futureuses in the classroom and current personal interests. I feelthat it is a innovative tool that every teacher should have intheir classroom. It provides students different opportunities forcreativity and give educators the option to self evaluate theirteaching practices if they choose to record themselves. Iwould even use a flip camera as an undergraduate student inmy methods courses so as to place in my eportfolio so thatfuture employers can observe my teaching styles andhopefully hire me for the job!
FLIP Camera Videos•A journey through the Deans SuiteC:Documents and SettingsRider Computer LabsMy DocumentsMyVideosFlipShare DataVideosVID00024.MP4•Sarah’s weather reporthttp://sharing.theflip.com/greeting/30185811/sid/ebec28a102dffea7a61e4c73881163e1•People WatchingC:Documents and SettingsRider Computer LabsMy DocumentsMyVideosFlipShare DataVideosVID00023.MP4
FLIP computer features• Email• Make into a greeting card• Flip Channel• Sync to internet to share with scial networks (ie Twitter, Facebook, youtube, etc)• Take snap shots from video• Edit into a movie• Burn video to DVD
FLIP computer features experienceI was amazed to view all of the functions the FLIPcamera had through the camera features on thecomputer. I found it interesting to take a picture from anyshot of video and the face that you could easily send it toanother person via, email, facebook, or other socailnetworkign site was very benefitial for teachers in hurry.You can also edit your video itno a feature film which Iwould certainly utilize as a project tool in my classroom.
Putting it all togetherA FLIP video demonstrating the Usage of aSMARTboard:C:Documents and SettingsRider Computer LabsMyDocumentsVideo 1.MP4
Tips and Tricks• In reviewing the video of how to demonstrate the use of a SMARTboard, I learned it is important to know: - Orient the board first - Watch so that your body does not cast a shadow in the screen - You can only pick up one marker at a time - Erase slowly, it can not keep up if you shake it fast - You do not need to touch hard and never bang on the board