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  • Welcome – these are our objectives today. Make sure to get info from participants about what they want to cover and previous knowledge of using SMARTBoards in the classroom
  • What exactly is a smartboard? They come in all kinds of configurations, including projector-based ones, non-projector ones like ours, wall-mount, wheeled, etc.
  • If you don’t know anything about smartboards at all, here’s a few notes on what they can do. What I like most about using the SMARTBoard in my classroom is that I don’t have to be continually tethered to the computer in the corner while presenting and working in class. Great idea – go to teachertube or youtube and watch interactive whiteboard demonstrations, lessons recorded by teachers, etc.
  • Lots of ideas – who has more?
  • I like these two-minutes tutorials just as well as what can be found at YouTube although this is primarily just for SMART tech boards. Many of the operations for these are pretty much the exact same as any other board, though. I personally don’t have access to Mimio or other boards where I’m at but the software is out there and works very similarly to the SMART product. If you learn one you basically can feel comfortable in all of them.
  • Show the tools, especially the other tools like the spotlight and hiding – very useful for different kinds of applications Screen captures and recording – great for bringing stuff to students who did not attend class, need reinforcement, can be posted to a Moodle course, a blog, anywhere where you save work for students to see online elsewhere
  • Show handwriting recognition tool which works pretty well… Ink aware works on Mac and Windows in similar ways with the toolbar that floats. Smart Notebook is similar to Mimio software if you have this – allows you to work on the fly or prepare lessons and save them for future use Very easy to work with, simple set of tools available You can save and work with the tools later, open them up again, export to other formats, etc.
  • Gallery and essentials and lesson activity toolkit are excellent tools – in my experience Smart has the best collection of free resources out there. There are ready-made lessons, partial lessons you can adapt, graphics for all kinds of applications, and a lot more. Very easy to drag and drop these items into your notebook for any use, and you can get more at the exchange community, too
  • We have the software for SmartBoard tools on our computers but we’ll also be able to work with the board in small groups – let’s take our time and find some different things we can or want to do with the tools available and experiment with them
  • Bring everyone back together again and start talking integration – things they would actually do or already do perhaps in their classrooms with this board
  • Take a look at some of the available lessons that are ready-made and see what can be done integrating the board well - this is where the handout came from and has a ton of great links
  • Smartboards

    1. 1. SMARTBoards Bringing Classroom Lessons to Life! Staci Trekles Clinical Assistant Professor Purdue University Calumet
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Successfully interface with any interactive whiteboard device, including SMARTBoard, Promethean, StarBoard, and others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe how interactive whiteboard technology can be useful in the classroom environment to engage students and present information more clearly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create lesson plans and instructional activities integrating interactive whiteboard technology </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. So what defines a “Smartboard”? <ul><li>Interactive whiteboards, often referred to by the most popular brand name, “Smartboard,” are whiteboard surfaces that interface with a computer and projector so users can manipulate the computer interface by touch or electronic pen. Self-contained LCD flat panel Smartboards are also available. </li></ul>
    4. 4. General Uses of Smartboards <ul><li>Dynamic replacement for traditional whiteboards, chalkboards, or flip charts for lectures and presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Students can interact with computer media and programs on a larger scale, collaborate with others, and demonstrate what they know on-demand </li></ul><ul><li>Allows user to record what is written and displayed onscreen so that students can go back and view any portion of a lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent for teaching computer software and problem-solving skills </li></ul>
    5. 5. Smartboards in the Subject Areas <ul><li>Language Arts : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorming, editing, 6+1 Writing Process, highlight words, electronic word walls, e-portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Math : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and save formulas, graphs, and equations easily; have students demonstrate problem-solving skills on-the-fly or collaboratively </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Studies / Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show relationships between words and ideas with Inspiration/Kidspiration, manipulate onscreen tools in interactive maps, simulations </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Do You Use a Smartboard? <ul><li>Please share how you use Smartboards in your classroom if you have access to one </li></ul><ul><li>Or, if you don’t have access to one, what makes you want one for your classroom? What special advantages do you feel this technology could give you and your students? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Using a Smartboard <ul><li>The basic functionality of an interactive whiteboard allows you to “touch-click” projections from the computer on the whiteboard, essentially replacing the mouse with your fingertip </li></ul><ul><li>Most whiteboards also come with electronic pens for writing and drawing over the screen, and all of your figures can be saved for future viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Two minute tutorial videos: </li></ul>
    8. 8. SMART Board Tools <ul><li>SMART’s program features many of the same features you will find in other software; a list of training materials for all popular interactive whiteboards is found at the end of this presentation </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Board Tools features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Notebook for drawing and writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen Capture (still images) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recorder (video) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyboard (so you don’t have to go back and forth to the PC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Conferencing with other SMARTBoard users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pointing and highlighting tools </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. SMART Board Tools <ul><li>You can draw and write anywhere and the SMART Board Tools can recognize your handwriting and convert it to text, as well as recognize the shapes you create, with the Shape Recognition Pen tool </li></ul><ul><li>You can also add sounds or hyperlinks to drawn objects </li></ul><ul><li>Many fill effects and colors are available for both shapes and text </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook files can be edited at the computer later on if needed, and can be exported as several easily accessible file types, including Web pages, graphic formats, or PDF </li></ul>
    10. 10. SMART Gallery and Online Resources <ul><li>SMART Notebook comes with a huge gallery of media resources, including pictures, sounds, and videos to enhance your lessons </li></ul><ul><li>You can drag and drop gallery media into SMART Notebook pages anytime you need them </li></ul><ul><li>Want more? Try SMART free online lessons: </li></ul><ul><li>Or visit the SMART Exchange Community (free registration): </li></ul>
    11. 11. Let’s Experiment! <ul><li>Let’s take some time to experiment and work with with the Smartboard in small groups </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be shy – explore the software at length to figure out what things do to help you consider what you might like to do in your own class </li></ul>
    12. 12. Integrating Smartboard Technology <ul><li>Bringing interactive whiteboard technology into the classroom effectively means taking advantage of the Smartboard’s features </li></ul><ul><li>For example, when you or your students do presentations, use the pens to highlight important points </li></ul><ul><li>Or, bring media from the Notebook Gallery into demonstrations or encourage students to use them to illustrate what they are learning </li></ul><ul><li>By their nature, Smartboards allow more than one person to interact with the computer interface, so encourage collaborative assignments </li></ul>
    13. 13. Integrating Smartboard Technology <ul><li>A vast array of standards-based lessons integrating Smartboards can be found at: </li></ul>
    14. 14. Creating Your Own Lessons <ul><li>Make them as simple or advanced as you need them to be </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up workspaces in the Notebook and saving them in advance allows you to get right into the lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Also, don’t forget to save your Notebook files as you do on-the-fly demonstrations and activities in class – you can edit and reuse these anytime you need them again, as well as share them with students who were absent </li></ul><ul><li>Need more help? </li></ul>
    15. 15. SmartBoard Moodle Resource Repository <ul><li>Moodle course available at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Login: nwiesc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password: nwiesc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Links to software, tutorials, and lesson plans available </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration : Find at least FOUR good resources, lessons, or interactives in the SMART Notebook tool to be able to use in your classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Please feel free to post new resources your find to the Moodle wiki and ask questions in the discussion forum after the workshops is ended! </li></ul>
    16. 16. Create YOUR Smartboard Lesson! <ul><li>For the second half of the class, you will develop/adapt your own lesson integrating Smartboard technology </li></ul><ul><li>Before we leave for the day, be prepared to present your lesson to the rest of us </li></ul><ul><li>Provide for us: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The goals for the lesson (objectives) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What you and students will do during the lesson (activities) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How you will evaluate student learning and technology effectiveness (assessment) </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Special Smartboard Software <ul><li>SMART Technologies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SMART Board Tools/SMART Notebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMART Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senteo Response System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMARTSync/SyncronEyes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promethean: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ActivSoftware </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hitachi StarBoard: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>StarBoard Viewer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mult-e-Maths Toolbox </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Special Smartboard Software <ul><li>Mimio: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mimio Studio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eInstruction Interwrite CPS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interwrite Workspace, Content, Clicker software, and Reader </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. WhiteBoard-Friendly Lessons <ul><li>Literature on interactive whiteboard technologies: </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive whiteboards in the classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>More Interactive Whiteboards resources: / </li></ul><ul><li>Thinkfinity Online Learning Objects and Lessons: http:/// </li></ul><ul><li>More Smart Notebook downloadable lessons: </li></ul><ul><li>Glogster digital posters: </li></ul>
    20. 20. WhiteBoard-Friendly Websites <ul><li>Excellent PowerPoint games and lessons resource: </li></ul><ul><li>BrainPop activities: </li></ul><ul><li>FunBrain activities: </li></ul><ul><li>EdHeads activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Starfall Reading: </li></ul><ul><li>Math Interactivate: </li></ul><ul><li>Top 100 interactive online games: </li></ul>
    21. 21. Brand-Specific Whiteboard Resources <ul><li>SMART Technologies Training Center: </li></ul><ul><li>PrometheanPlanet support and user guides: </li></ul><ul><li>Mimio Web-Based training: </li></ul><ul><li>StarBoard User’s Guides: </li></ul><ul><li>Interwrite CPS tutorials and training: </li></ul>
    22. 22. Staci’s Resources <ul><li>Electronic version of this slideshow (for easy access to all links): </li></ul><ul><li>Staci’s website: </li></ul><ul><li>Staci’s blog and downloadable presentations: </li></ul><ul><li>Staci’s email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Purdue Calumet Graduate Studies in Education and Educator License Renewal Program: </li></ul>
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