What exactly is a Smartboard?
that connect to a
computer and projector.
originally introduced in
• The computer’s desktop is
projected on the board and
controlled by applying pressure
from your finger, marker, or
Smartboards can be used for energizing lessons and
The touch-sensitive display connects to your
computer and digital projector to show your
Basically your finger becomes your mouse and allows
you to control computer applications directly from
the display, write notes in digital ink, insert diagrams,
link to websites and save your work.
• Pentium® 150 MHz processor (450 MHz or faster
• 128 MB of RAM (256 MB recommended)
Available powered USB or serial port
• Approximately 160 MB of free hard disk space for a
• Windows NT® 4.0 (SP6), Windows® 98 operating
system or later
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later (6.0
• Macromedia Flash player version 7.0.19 or later
400 MHz processor (800 MHz or faster recommended)
128 MB of RAM (256 MB recommended)
50 MB of free hard disk space for minimum installation, 115
MB for complete installation with Gallery collections
Available powered USB port
Mac OS X version 10.1.5 or later
Any projector with VGA (Video Graphics Array) input
A VGA splitter is required for simultaneous display
on computer monitor and SMARTboard.
The SMARTboard can be hung
easily on any flat service
Example:an existing chalkboard
• The provided USB cable is
plugged into the SMARTboard
and connected to the computer,
supplying power and physical
The monitor output on the
computer is connected to the
input on the projector using a
standard VGA cable
– SMARTboard includes the
• Notebook Whiteboarding
• SMARTboard Tools
• Free Educational Content and
– Any application or program can be
used with a SMARTboard
Applications Used w/Smartboards
Some applications commonly used
with the Smart Board are
1. Microsoft PowerPoint
The SMART Board software provides a wide array of
educational resources for almost every content area.
The Software aids in the following areas
1. Asking questions
2.Making text connections
3. Making predictions
Daily notes written on the SMARTboard can
be saved as text documents and distributed
to students. This can come in handy !!!
Uses for the SmartBoard
Uses for the
that can be used with
Uses for the SmartBoard
•Preparing for tests
and reviewing can be
turned into a fun
•Students can learn
SmartBoards can be connected to
Laptops as well
Explore the Earth
Explore the Moon
How important can Smartboards be?
SMARTboards will be
valuable assets for
students who have
make subjects come
alive for students by
providing a whole new
level of interactivity.
This is another way to
“reach” the visual and
How important can
Smartboards be? Cont…
Visual interactions will
help students better
ideas in their studies.
This type of new
technology can relate
to younger students
who live in the “NOW”
era of instant
Offers free 40 minute training sessions
over the computer and phone.
Price ranges from $100 per person to
$500 for groups.
More in depth hands on training.
Better for the computer illiterate.
All Information from SMART
Projectors and computers
already owned may be used
with new SMARTboards.
School employees with
can prepare workshops to
Preexisting hardware and
in school knowledge will cut
costs down by the