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  • Smart Script

    1. 1. <ul><li>Hello, my name is Jennifer Whitt. </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome to SMART Notebook software training for SMART board users. </li></ul><ul><li>Our objectives for this module are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate a general understanding of the notebook software interface. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate a general understanding of notebook side tabs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And, Navigate, use and create Notebook Gallery Collections. </li></ul></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>SMART Notebook is Smart’s interactive whiteboard software. </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook software is similar to a paper notebook. You can use it to immediately capture notes and drawings. </li></ul><ul><li>It has an advantage over a paper notebook because images and Macromedia flash file can be easily inserted in to a notebook file. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use it in the classroom to create engaging and interactive lesson activities. </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>To launch Notebook software, double-click the SMART Notebook icon on the desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>You could also launch the software clicking on the start menu, then all programs, then SMART Board Software, and then Notebook Software. </li></ul><ul><li>When you open notebook the first time you will see a Welcome notebook screen. </li></ul><ul><li>This screen can be turned off by un-checking the box in the bottom left hand corner. </li></ul><ul><li>When you click New Notebook File, a new file will open. </li></ul><ul><li>Each new SMART Notebook file contains a work area that can be filled with objects. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>The work area is similar to a paper notebook. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use it to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>capture notes and drawings and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>insert images and flash files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can also add as many pages as you need to capture or display information. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>The menu bar in SMART Notebook is similar to the SMART Notebook software toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>They both provide access to many of the same features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>File </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>The SMART notebook software toolbar provides access to many tools to help you work with your notebook file. </li></ul><ul><li>The toolbar always appears at the top of the notebook page but it can be moved. </li></ul><ul><li>To do this, click the double-ended, vertical arrow on the far right of the toolbar. </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Other toolbar buttons offer more options for creating Smart notebook objects. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pen tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Line tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shape tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative pen tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eraser tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are four tabs on the side of the notebook interface. </li></ul><ul><li>They are located on the right hand side of the work area but can be moved to the left hand side. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>To do this you click the double ended horizontal arrow. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also hide the side tabs from view when you have finished working with them by selecting the auto-hide check box. </li></ul><ul><li>Each side tab plays a special role in how you create your presentation. </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Let’s look at the page sorter tab first. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Page sorter tab to see thumbnail images of all the pages in the SMART notebook file. </li></ul><ul><li>You can add blank pages to the file 3 different ways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the insert drop down menu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Notebook toolbar button or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use The button on the side tab </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Write numbers on each new page </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>You can navigate through the pages by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>using the arrow buttons on the notebook toolbar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>clicking a page in the page sorter tab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or using the page back/ ahead icons in the page sorter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The active page is indicated by a second border around the thumbnail that contains a drop down menu. </li></ul><ul><li>To change the page order, drag and drop the thumbnail of the page to its new location. </li></ul><ul><li>When you change the order, the numbers change automatically. </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Clicking the drop down menu on the active page presents you with 8 options. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delete page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insert blank page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clone page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rename page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen shade </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>You can also resize the page sorter tab by clicking and dragging the double ended arrow. </li></ul><ul><li>When the auto hide feature is activated the page sorter goes out of view when you click inside the work area. </li></ul><ul><li>This makes the viewable work area larger. </li></ul><ul><li>The auto hide box must be checked to enable this feature. </li></ul><ul><li>If the auto hide box is left unchecked the page sorter will remain in view. </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Let’s review some key points. </li></ul><ul><li>There are three ways to create pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the insert drop down menu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Notebook toolbar button or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use The button on the side tab </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are 3 ways to navigate pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>using the arrow buttons on the notebook toolbar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>clicking a page in the page sorter tab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or using the page back/ ahead icons in the page sorter </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>You can modify the active page using the options in the drop down menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some examples of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shapes and Lines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All of these items are objects </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>The Notebook software gallery is a collection of resources filled with many different types of objects. </li></ul><ul><li>You can increase the visible gallery area by using the resize handle. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also launch the onscreen keyboard by clicking the icon to the left of the search field. </li></ul><ul><li>The gallery contains thousands of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>flash files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and SMART Notebook files. </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>You can use these objects to give visual context to your presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>Everything in the gallery is organized into searchable collections. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two ways to find content in the gallery. </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>There is a search field at the top that allows you to search by using keywords, like you would if you were using an internet search engine. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click inside the search field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type a keyword (animals) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the search button to display your results. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select the thumbnail you want to use and drag it in to the work area. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Another way to search the gallery is to browse the collections by selecting a folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>The gallery also contains pages. </li></ul><ul><li>You can recognize a page in the gallery by the folded top-right corner. </li></ul><ul><li>Pages in the gallery are not like other objects. </li></ul><ul><li>To insert a page, drag the thumbnail from the gallery to the work area. </li></ul><ul><li>This will create a page with a background that cannot be moved. </li></ul>
    19. 19. <ul><li>You cannot select or unlock the page background image. </li></ul><ul><li>The only way to remove a page or background is to delete the page. </li></ul><ul><li>If you press the page sorter tab you will notice that the new page was inserted directly after the last active notebook page. </li></ul><ul><li>Objects can be moved from page to page by dragging and dropping to any other page in the sorter. </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>Let’s return to the gallery and take a closer look at the different headings. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the headings in the Gallery’s display area is interactive and Multimedia. </li></ul><ul><li>This area contains </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash video files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash created objects and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objects with attached audio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Items from this folder are used to add rich media content to a lesson. </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>Flash files have the flash icon on the top left corner of the thumbnail image. </li></ul><ul><li>Video files have a filmstrip border around the thumbnail image. </li></ul><ul><li>Sound files have a speaker icon in the bottom left corner of the thumbnail image. </li></ul><ul><li>To insert a flash, video, or sound file, drag the thumbnail from the gallery into the work area. </li></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>After you insert a flash file just follow the on screen instructions to interact with it. </li></ul><ul><li>To display a video use the toolbar buttons to play, pause, stop and so on. </li></ul><ul><li>You can add sound to an object by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inserting an object into the work area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select the object </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the drop down object menu and select sound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse to find a sound file and select it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click ok in the dialog box. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the icon in the corner to play the sound. </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>The My Content Area is a special gallery collection reserved specifically for objects you have imported. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a good place to store objects that you will use in multiple presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>You can add an item to the my content area by dragging it from the work area to the my content area. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also add to the my content folder by clicking the icon to the right of the search button. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose one of the options from the menu. </li></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>Once we have created folders in My Content, we can share these folders with others by exporting them as collection files. </li></ul><ul><li>Select a folder in the gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Select the drop down area </li></ul><ul><li>Select export as collection file to launch the save as dialog box. </li></ul><ul><li>Send your file to a colleague and when he or she double clicks the collection file it will be added to his or her gallery. </li></ul>
    25. 25. <ul><li>Online Essential for Educators accesses a list of internet links that allow you to search for lesson activities, curriculum standards, classroom resources, or additional gallery content. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of interrupting the flow of your presentation by leaving notebook software, you can seamlessly launch a web page with supporting content while delivering your material. </li></ul><ul><li>You must have an active internet connection and web browser to use the online resources. </li></ul>
    26. 26. <ul><li>Use the attachments tab to attach files, shortcuts to files and links to websites and open them easily during your presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>The attachments tab gives you easy access to the information you want to display. </li></ul><ul><li>There are different types of attachments. </li></ul><ul><li>I already have some added to the presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also insert a hyperlink by using the insert button and choosing Insert hyperlink. </li></ul><ul><li>Type in the url under hyperlink. </li></ul><ul><li>Type the name you want displayed. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to open the web page. </li></ul>
    27. 27. <ul><li>The properties tab is a quick way to alter the appearance of objects. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the properties tab. </li></ul><ul><li>Create some objects. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative pen object </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The properties of each object can be changed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DEMONSTRATE </li></ul></ul>

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