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  • 1. The ETLab presents a series of three practical tutorials
    that aim to help the ETLab students, staff and faculty
    to familirize with the SmartBoardTM environment,
    making use of the Smart Notebook Software 10 to download,
    edit or create interactive multimedia activities for their classes.
  • 2. In this tutorial, you will learn:
    The Smart Notebook 10 interface.
    How to explore the Gallery Essentials.
    How to explore the Lesson Toolkit 2.0 folders and contents.
    How to find the necessary tools, buttons and effects
    to create your own interactive multimedia activities.
    Where to go for further training.
  • 3. When you download Smart Notebook Software 10
    you will see an icon like this one on either side of your desktop
  • 4. When you click on it,
    you open up a floating tool bar
    Click here and it will hide again
  • 5. To move it to the other side of the Desktop,
    click here and drag it.
  • 6. Place the floating bar at a convenient side for you,
    if you have too many icons in your Desktop
    it may be confusing to have it on the left side.
  • 7. To open the Smart Notebook Software
    and start working, click on the Gallery Icon.
  • 8. This is the Smart Notebook Software 10 Interface
    Notice the Gallery
    is on your right
  • 9. This is the Smart Notebook Software 10 Interface
    It could be
    on your left
    To change side,
    just click on these
    little arrows
  • 10. The tool bar can also be on the top
    To change side,
    just click on these
    little arrows
    Or at the bottom of your window
  • 11. Let’s take a look at the interface
  • 12. The first nine buttons are pretty intuitive,
    we are not going to talk about them.
  • 13. This is a screen that covers whatever picture
    or text you have in this work window
    and you can reveal parts of the content
    by moving the screen in all directions, as you wish.
  • 14. This one shows full screen, hiding the Gallery Icons.
  • 15. This one shows two pages at a time
  • 16. This one is used for screen capture.
    You can capture:
    • parts of an object,
    • 17. the entire object ,
    • 18. the window
    • 19. the whole screen
  • The screen captures
    are saved in a different page
  • 20. This is a kind of webcam.
    requires a Smart Document Camera.
  • 21. The table tool and the pens are part of the tutorial
    on the main functions of the SmartBoardTM:
    • If you have gone through that tutorial,
    you now know how to use them.
    • If you have not,
    I invite you to watch these instructional videos.
  • 22. Click on each picture in the circle to see what you
    will be able to do when using these tools.
  • 23. Take your time
    and play a little bit
    with these pens
  • 24. 1
    These icons are also very intuitive:
    Basic geometric shapes
    Fill effects
  • 25. 1
    Shows all pages
    Launches the and Gallery
    Inserts files and hyperlinks,
    click on insert at the bottom
    and open the insert window
    4. Fill effects
    Floating bar changes side
    Switch between previous or next pages
    Add a new page
    Delete a page
  • 26. Let’s explore the Gallery Essentials.
    This is where you will find thousands of:
    • Pictures
    • 27. Interactive multimedia activities
    • 28. Notebook files and Pages
    • 29. Ten different Categories of folders
    with lots of sub folders full of
    very rich and colorful material
  • 30. The 1st subfolder in the Gallery Essentials,
    Administration and Evaluation,
    is actually a tools folder.
    It has 4 subfolders with themes,
    buttons, backgrounds.
    lots of flash files with sound
    and animation.
  • 31. You can search pictures by
    Gallery Category
  • 32. You can use the Search tool
  • 33. Let’s Take a look at the Lesson Activity Toolkit 2.0
    This tool helps you create engaging interactive multimedia instructional materials for your classes in an easy and enjoyable way.
    In the Toolkit subfolders you will find:
    interesting, but effective instructional materials.
  • 39. Each Toolkit folder has several sub folders containing pictures, interactive multimedia activities and Notebook pages that
    you can use to create your activities.
  • 40. The Activities folder contains templates
    of ready-made pages that you can use.
    You can keep the same special effects
    but edit the content to create your own activity
  • 41. The Pages Folder is divided into categories
    by the special effects and layout they contain
    Hot Spot
    Category Sort
    Time Line
    Sentence Arrange
    Multiple Choice
  • 42. All activities have an “Edit” button,
    Click on it and open the editing page.
  • 43. Edit the activity, click OK and save your activity
    You can also set a password to secure your activity,
    especially useful if the activity involves students’ manipulation
    of if you need to leave the Smart Board unattended for a while.
  • 44. If you are not sure how to edit the template
    just by looking at the blank template,
    click on the Examples Folder, bellow the Activities Folder
    look for the same activity among the thumbnails and click on it.
    A completed sample activity will open up for you.
  • 45. 1
    Some activities in the Examples Folder have:
    Click to revel explanations or guides
    Pull-out tags
    Locks (locks the picture or tool in the same place)
    Video tutorials (especially if there are
    special effects or Flash files included).
  • 46. It is a good idea to study the Examples
    before editing the template activities.
  • 47. The Games Folder has board and card game templates.
    Most of the dices, cards and other tools for playing those games
    are animated: They have movement and sound
    and they are ready to use, just edit the content.
  • 48. When you Edit the template
    the puzzle automatically
    Changes form
    to fit your new words.
  • 49. The Graphics Folder has ready-to-use and pull-out note tags,
    signs, rectangles and bars.
  • 50. 1
    Rotates the picture or tool
    Opens a menu with clone, save, order,
    lock and unlock, and many other important commands.
    3. Resizes the picture or tool.
  • 51. In the menu that opens when you click this arrow,
    there is a very important tool: Set Transparency.
    Click the area you want to disappear and click OK
  • 52. The Pages Folder has three subfolders with ready-made pages
    that you can use and reuse again always keeping the same consistency.
  • 53. The tools folder contains interactive Multimedia flash files
    with special effects for your activities
    Question flipper: Question on one side and answer on the other side
    Voting Machine,
    the numbers go
    up or down
    Click to reveal text, click again to auto hide
    Scrolling text banner
  • 54. You have all the information you need
    to start creating your own
    Interactive Multimedia Activities!
  • 55. Suggested hands-on activity
    Suggested Strategy
    To foster community building, inquiry learning, higher order thinking
    and develop research skills, you can ask the students, in small groups,
    to research online for:
    • The names of the planets.
    • 56. Their position around the sun (the closest to the farthest from the sun)
    • 57. A short description of the planet that will help them identify each planet
    by looking at it.
  • 58. Suggested hands-on activity
    This is what your could look like
  • 59. Smart Notebook Education is a life long learning process.
    It is the combination of a very rich equipment with always evolving software.
    Here is where you can go for more opportunities to learn:
    3. You tube
    Your feedback is highly appreciated:
  • 60. The information, screen captures and videos in this tutorial
    were taken from the Smart Technologies webpage at