"I had it installed 24" from the floor and then for even the smallest of children they can reach up 2/3rd of the Smartboard. I also have a bench next to our Smartboard for children who want to get higher. I do move the tools down to the bottom…"
"I teach special needs preschool. We are having ours installed 18" off the ground and we will also be using "retired" exercise steps (these are plastic, lightweight and rounded edges) for the students to step up on. Also, I…"
"There is state height guidelines to suite the height of the students. It should be installed using these heights. I do suggested when creating SmartBoard activities to make it lower on the board versus higher."
"yes, I install it low as it can go. Mine is on wheels and I have stools.....four in fact for the kids to stand on and walk across. My mothers boyfriend was going to make me a longer wooden stool. The trouble is that it takes up so…"
My board is also at the height of the whiteboard, and most of my first graders can reach 3/4 of it without assistance. I do have a small chair designated to help them reach higher if need be. (I marked the seat of the chair with an…"
"My colleague Jeanette has 4 and 5 year olds. She uses a novelty plastic hand - the sort of thing you find in show bags and $2 shops - loved by children and adults alike (both Jeanette and the plastic hand)."
"Have you tried a tennis ball on the end of a dowel? My kids always use the tennis ball because it is easier for them than their (often dirty) hands. Even if we wash - their hands never seem to be clean! Your board will stay MUCH cleaner."
"I use pointers and stress balls shaped like pencils and round stress balls to write on the board...............The kids will pick the fun objects over the colored pens to write,,,,,,,,,,,,I also use rubber tipped pointers, too."
"I put my smartboard on the lowest notch.............Plus the kids still needed a step stool........so i had 4 that one kid was in charge of putting out every morning..........or if they got moved to fix them.............I taught 1st and 2nd
I also teach first grade. When we moved into our new building last year both our white boards and SMARTBorad were installed at the same height. So I found a stepping stool that had an extension on it for a guard. The students loved it.…"
There is a mount that is available which allows you to move the Smartboard up and down as needed, however isn't always purchased by school districts as it tends to be cost prohibitive. I teach first grade and have a wooden dowel…"
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SMART Notebook Camp
When: Monday July 8 and Tuesday July 9, 2013
Where: Naperville Central High School in Naperville, IL (Just west of Chicago)
440 W. Aurora Ave, Naperville IL
Times: Thursday Noon-9pm, Friday 8am-5pm
Who: Novice SMARTBoard Users, Any Subject, Any Grade
Included: 2 meals and a bunch of books and software
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We finally got to episode 90. This podcast describes the Activity Builder and how you can incorporate that into your daily lessons. There are some really cool things in it. Also, we discuss how to make a theme for your lesson.
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We finally got to episode 90. This podcast describes [...]