Beginning SMARTBoard Ke lly Schermerhorn Questar III-Model Schools Chatham PD day February 7, 2011 [email_address] 479-6847
What is a SMARTBoard? "developed by SMART Technologies and introduced in 1991, was the first interactive whiteboard to provide touch control of computer applications and annotation over standard Microsoft Windows applications." * Wikipedia.org
Difference between mounted boards vs. mobile boards (floor stand) Mounted boards - mounted to wall and most wiring is not seen and through the ceiling to mounted projector; orienting of board less frequent. Mobile boards -floor stands with mounted board and most wiring is seen; orient board with movement and projector needs to "move" when board moves.
Pen tray items and buttons explained *Pens-red, green, blue, black *Eraser *When a pen or eraser is picked up, the screen recognizes that an object has been picked up and the light where the item was corresponds-if you happen to lose a pen or the eraser, you can use a block of wood to hold the place and use your finger to write or erase. *When you pick up an item to write or erase with, the outside screen will change (example) *Buttons on the pen tray also activate an on-screen keyboard, right click and help function. These buttons also allow you to orient the board.
Hooking up the SMARTBoard for usage *Computer *Projector *SMARTBoard cable ("A" to "B" cable-similar to home printer cable) *Power cords (computer, projector, SMARTboard) *SMART Notebook software Al so included in the handouts are "troubleshooting using the ready light"-the light in the corner of the SMARTBoard should be a steady green, if hooked up properly-what if it isn't?
SMARTBoard vs. Traditional Whiteboard -Save your notes in html or pdf and reuse or post them. -Import images -Display specific images, such as maps, the periodic table of elements, mathematical symbols, music paper, etc. that are built into the software -Screen capture is available -Can attach supplemental files to SMART Notebook file to be available -All Microsoft Office products can be dropped into SMART lesson (PPT, Excel, Word)
Notebook vs. Express http://express.smarttech.com/# http://www.smarttech.com/us/Support/Browse+Support/Download+Software Notebook software can be obtained by download for 30 days for free. After 30 days, you will need a product key. Express Notebook software can be obtained by download and no product key is needed. However, it can be downloaded on Windows, Mac or Linux platform. Disadvantage-can not edit a file created in Express.
Notebook Software Tool bar Dr op down menus-similar to Microsoft Office *Orientation of board from board, icon, drop down *Floating tool bars and ink layer *Saving files to SMARTBoard folder-.xbk, .nbk (check extension) *Files can be edited by others; files can be turned into .pdf for student use *Chevron that "drops" down can be used to edit on the spot *Turn writing into text
Icons on side *paper-layout of slides *picture frame-Gallery Essentials *paper clip-insert file, hyperlink or shortcut *four square, letter, lines-line style, text style and colors
Picture Frame-Teacher items area "My Content" folder holds items you place for later use "Gallery Essentials" holds Admin/Evaluation, Arts, ELA, Geography, History, Math, People and Culture, Science /Tech, Special Needs and Sports and Recreation folders. In each folder, they hold specific items related to that folder. "Lesson Activity Toolkit 2.0" holds Activities, Examples, Games, Graphics and pages, which also have drop down folders that hold more specifics. When you find an item you like, drop it in "my content" for future use. "Gallery Sampler" holds all the same folders as "Gallery Essentials" but do not have Special Needs or Sports and Recreation. In each of these folders, you may have the choices of interactives and multimedia, notebook files and pages, backgrounds and themes or pictures. You will see some items repeated in several different folders.
To insert items on a blank page: choose item drag and drop can move item chevron that points down allows you to insert onto page, open a folder, save to my content, delete, clone, etc. You can also lock or rotate the item you insert.
Using PowerPoint Software on an SMARTBoard Your PowerPoint can be used on a SMARTBoard. Open Notebook Software, File>Open Find PowerPoint to insert File>Import> choose file to insert and it converts to SMARTBoard file with a different extension (.ppt-PowerPoint, .nbk or .xbk-SMART *Note: some of the layout may change from PPT > SMART Notebook file-
Saving items in SMART Fi le>Save OR File>Save As to save revisions as a new file Choose the location where you want to save and name it in the text field, click save E xporting Files as other formats Fi le>Export Choose the file format to export your Notebook file to: HTML, PDF, PPT, or series of images (jpeg, gif, etc) Follow prompts from dialog boxes that appear
Exchange.smarttech.com-link to lessons created in SMART by educators Education.smarttech.com-allows you to browse by grade level, country, standards My SMART templates/lessons to share