Good morning! Just a reminder that I feature a new interactive website every Friday found here:http://sharpsav.com/tag/fresh-look-fridays.html
These appear in order from newest to oldest and they all are fantastic interactive websites that work great on a SMART Board!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Added by Vanessa Cassie on April 30, 2010 at 10:00am —
This weekend I decided to put together some Smart Board presentations for my classes for the upcoming week. I thought they were pretty cool and I decided to share them with some of my fellow Continue
teachers. Since the file is a SMART Notebook format it’s easy to send
to a colleague or your students. You can quickly email a Notebook or
PDF file to them by selecting “Send To -> Mail Recipient” from the
file menu. It will open your email program and have the file…
Added by Mrs. Blossom on April 26, 2010 at 12:34pm —
A Global World provides free blank calendar, instructions on how to create personalized calendar maker, download calendar maker software. Calendar Maker
Added by Morena Manio on April 25, 2010 at 5:30am —
My high school faculty and staff have Smart Boards in every classroom. They have been trained with Level 1 and Level ll training. Some of my teachers want to utilize the board for more then just a "glorified overhead". Any suggestions on training for high school teachers that will take us to the next level in Smart Boarding???? Thanks for any suggestions! Judy
Added by Judy Fletcher on April 21, 2010 at 10:26am —
Back to the links to my 'how to' videos on various features of the new Math Tools!
The latest one demonstrates how to convert handwriting of a math formula into text, as well as how to use the various Math actions after this conversion:http://sharpsav.com/blog/math-tools-part-iv-formula-handwriting-recognition.html
This one astounds me every time!
Added by Vanessa Cassie on April 20, 2010 at 10:00am —
Looking for awesome interactive websites to use with your SMART Board? I have a weekly topic called Fresh Look Fridays where I review a variety of interactive websites. I try to focus on great content that links to curricular outcomes for K-12 in a wide range of subject areas.
The running list can be found here: http://sharpsav.com/tag/fresh-look-fridays.html
Obviously, this list is updated every… Continue
Added by Vanessa Cassie on April 16, 2010 at 10:00am —
Hi -- I'm taking an online class on how to use the smartboard. One of my assignments is to interview teachers/librarians who use it daily in their classrooms. Can anyone give me feedback on how they use it in their classroom/media center to teach literacy skills?
Added by Maria sylvain on April 15, 2010 at 10:24am —
Share your Notebook lessons and you could win free SMART products. See http://exchange.smarttech.com/contest.html
You have until May 31, 2010.
The more lesson activities your school submits to the SMART Exchange Content Challenge, better winning odds of SMART prizes! http://bit.ly/b3SXCB
Added by Obe Hostetter on April 14, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Just wanted you all to know that I currently host a new Smart Board quiz each week on my blog.
Have fun playing while learning about Smart boards and you could win a free Online Smart Board Course.
Make sure to check it out each week!
Here is the link for this weeks quiz http://mrsblossom.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/mrs-blossoms-weekly-quiz-april-12-16/
Added by Mrs. Blossom on April 14, 2010 at 3:00pm —
A couple of weeks ago, I went on a bit of rant, found here:http://sharpsav.com/blog/if-you-ever-needed-proof.html
The topic of this full blog post? The fact that people tend to dispute the fact that SMART Boards are actually engaging for students. I've combated this fallacy with my opinions and some excellent pictures showing otherwise.
As the old saying goes, a picture's worth a thousand… Continue
Added by Vanessa Cassie on April 14, 2010 at 10:00am —
I thought it was time to take a break for a few days from posting links to my 'how to' Math Tools videos. Instead, I wrote a post on SMART Response a few weeks ago.
Many people don't realize how incredibly easy it is to shift over from traditional assessment methods to using Response -- this post discusses my #1 tip for easing your fears!… Continue
Added by Vanessa Cassie on April 12, 2010 at 10:00am —
I am in the process of putting together a presentation for Middle School teachers on how to use their SMART Boards for their subject/grade level. I'm interested to hear from you if you are a teacher of middle school language arts. How do you use your SMART Board? What have your students responded to most positively?
Added by Candace Beaton on April 9, 2010 at 4:58pm —
Time for another installation of my mini-imitation blog!
In this post, I've reviewed yet another feature of the new Math Tool bar available in SMART Notebook -- the wide variety of new shapes (apparently also known as regular polygons -- who knew?)http://sharpsav.com/blog/math-tools-part.html
Added by Vanessa Cassie on April 9, 2010 at 10:00am —
Time for blog post #2: How to interact with vertices, angles and side lengths with the new Math Tools in SMART Notebook. This one is personally my favourite new feature of the Math toolbar :)http://sharpsav.com/blog/math-tools-part-ii-interact-with-vertices-angles-and-lengths.html
Added by Vanessa Cassie on April 7, 2010 at 10:00am —
I too have only used SMART Board technology but so far it has been incredibly easy to use and is very student friendly. Working in special ed. some of my students require technology and my SMART Board has always lived up to my expectations. It has made such a difference with students who have language disabilities, physical disabilities and even emotional disabilities. It can be what each students needs when they need it. I don't know what I would do without it. Continue
Added by Linda Lange on April 6, 2010 at 5:18pm —
I work in a district with MAC laptops. I work with 4 other math teachers that have used the Smartboard for 2 years. It was not been easy to get the software to work well with the MAC. The new version of Notebook does not even have a MAC version. I also use the Senteo clickers. For a math teacher there must be better software than this!
Added by Dave on April 6, 2010 at 5:14pm —
I have seen many people comment on the SMART Board and its use vs Promethean. I am an 8th grade teacher that could not do without the SMART Board when teaching my students Physical Science. I have noticed many comments about more "prepared" lessons available for the Promethean, but in my opinion the strength of the SMART Board is in the creation of your own lessons using the powerful Notebook software. It is SO easy to use and imports pictures and videos SO easily that I… Continue
Added by Christi Almarode on April 6, 2010 at 1:47pm —
My experience with Smart Technologies and Smart Boards has been a wonderful experience for at least 5 years. I have never met a computer product that is as user friendly as theirs. The gallery that comes with the smart board is stocked with tons of worksheets, flash files with every kind of moveable tool imaginable to use to teach every subject. Every application or tool I ever wished for has been emailed to the company on a wish list and within 6 months has been on the very next update.… Continue
Added by Karen Lawrence on April 6, 2010 at 10:54am —
Having a SmartBoard in my classroom has engaged my students, empowered them to lead discussion, participate more fully in whole class lessons, and allowed for differentiation and ease of make up work for absent students. I use my SmartBoard daily and cannot image going back and teaching without it!
Added by Julie Haskell on April 6, 2010 at 10:19am —
Many of my blog posts on my blogger blog (how many times can I say "blog" in a sentence?!?) are directly linked to SMART products. As such, I'm going to start a mini-imitation blog here, with links to those original posts.Enter blog post #1
: a how-to video demonstrating Shape Division which is a new feature of SMART Notebook's Math Tools:… Continue
Added by Vanessa Cassie on April 6, 2010 at 10:00am —