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 http://www.waukesha.k12.wi.us/WIT/SmartBoard/benefits.htm http://my-ecoach.com/online/webresourcelist.php?rlid=6128 http://www.internet4classrooms.com/smart_board.htm http://www.waukesha.k12.wi.us/WIT/SmartBoard/specificapps.htm#bus%20ed%20ideas - this is where the handout came from and has a ton of great links
SMARTBoards Bringing Classroom Lessons to Life! Staci Trekles Clinical Assistant Professor Purdue University Calumet
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.
A vast array of standards-based lessons integrating Smartboards can be found at: http://www.education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+Activities/Browse+Notebook/United+States/
Make them as simple or advanced as you need them to be
Setting up workspaces in the Notebook and saving them in advance allows you to get right into the lesson
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
Need more help? http://www.education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+resources/default.htm