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					SmartBoard Session Feb. 9th AM
1. Physical Set-Up of Board: a. Projector connected to PC, SmartBoard connected to PC, Projector turned on, PC turned on. Make sure green light appears on SmartBoard. Lock Wheels. b. In order for younger childeren to reach the top of the Board or if children are sitting on the carpet set it low, for demonstration or class activity may need it set higher if they are sitting at their desks. Some teachers have a small block for students to stand on so they can reach the top of the Board. c. Ensure the light will not be shining in the students eyes or creating a shadow when you write. . Standing to one side works best. 2. First step is to open the SmartBoard Tools and Orient the SmartBoard. If the SmartBoard moves during your session then you will have to reorient it this is why you make sure the wheels are locked! Make sure that the screen display allows you to physically touch all the tools that will appear at the top of the screen in the Notebook and other applicatiions. If you find your writing etc not being accurate during a session reorient the board. Depending on the application you may want to have the floating tools or keyboard available as well. You can use the software such as the Notebook without being connected to the SmartBoard so you can plan and create lessons away from the Board. There is a tutorial included in the Notebook and the other SmartBoard programs. As well as online tutorials with telephone conferencng most days from SmartBoard. These sessions sessions are held on a Tues Wed or Thurs. and they are listed on a monthly calendar at the EdCompass website http://www.smarttech.com/trainingcenter/online/index.asp You can download this program for any computer by giving your email address so you can make lessons at home from http://www.smarttech.com/support/software/index.asp As we start looking at files you will notice that there are different file extensions for different programs and purposes in SmartBoard. For example 3. Files that are for the Collections portion of the Notebook have the file extension .xbc If it is a file you or someone else has made in the 481434b4-0ff8-4515-baa4-3f8265766371.doc lgentes@wsd1.org

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Notebook application it has the file extension .xbk, or .nbk. If you are using activities created with SmartBoard Ideas software their file ends in .ipr You can use Computer Applications that you already may use on your computer. For example TableTop. Students can drag and sort the objects with their hands just like they do with the mouse however they can also write on the screen with the pens to identify their rules for sorting. Demonstration. Other applications such as Paint and HyperStudio etc work the same way. There are also applications that are free for the SmartBoard that can be downloaded off the EdCompass site. http://www.edcompass.smarttech.com/ec/en-us/ a. Examples of Smart Speller and Smart Number Cruncher. These can only be used when you are connected to a SMARTBoard SMART Speller i. Premade word lists Show Gr. 1 Number ii. Although this program is for spelling it is great for training your students how to write on the SmartBoard iii. A word is said, student writes with finger or pen and then presses the check mark if it is correct it turns blue, if an individual letter is incorrect it turns red and says oops iv. Student uses the arrow to move to the next word v. You notice the sound quality is not great vi. Once a word list is stopped you can go to Options…Edit Word Categories, here you can check out the available word lists, add your own pictures and sounds to word lists. Some of the word lists already have pictures such as the animals and Objects/People You can add your own pictures and record voice to Smart Speller. Some of the words are hard to hear using the program sounds vii. You can also use the abc’s and drag letters down viii. You can also check your typing as you print by clicking on the little a in each box. b. These programs are good for training to write correctly so that the SmartBoard can read your writing. SMART Number Cruncher:

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a. Choose your level, When you put down the pen the workspace disappears. You can capture your work and it will automatically put it into the Notebook. In the earlier levels you get a basket of apples you can use to drag and count. Use your finger to drag and select. 8. SmartIdeas is another program. You can create concept maps and mind maps. Show life cycle example using their template and Bear example from scratch. I got a 30 day free download. You can also download the free copy for SmartBoard but it only works when you are connected to a SmartBoard so hard to do any practice at home! This program is great for brainstorming. You can go to File and Open a template and choose a template like cycled events. You can change the kind of shape etc you use. Clicking on it will highlight it and you can drag a connector arrow from it. You can change to text by clicking on the A or to keep as you have written click on the dot. The hardest thing was to keep putting the pen down and up from the tray. You can download sample activities from the EDCompass site. 9. Some websites are better for using the interactivity of the SmartBoard than others. A site with some good suggestions is http://www.union103.org/smartboard.html and this is one of the links off it with good Primary activities http://www.juliethompson.com/SMART.html. . Try Place the Penguins, takes a minute to load, wait for each color and show level 1 and 2, Picture Match Interactive,(under LA) You can print out their picture matches. For the older students try… a. Explore a Virtual Castle, Canadian Provinces and Capitals Activities they have spelled Quebec incorrectly in all of them. I liked the WordSearch…antedote…In Math, Clocks Analog and Digital, starts at the present time. Pattern Generator for older students, Symmetry web site, Design a Roller Coaster is neat but too complex. Many are just good web sites and some are good for SmartBoard You can use the SmartBoard to review World Book lessons and for web page lessons to highlight and to point out specific areas of a website. http://www.worldbookonline.com wsdschools student http://www.greatbuildings.com or http://www.adrianbruce.com/Symmetry/2.htm

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10. You can use the SmartBoard to enhance interact lessons such as showing how to search in WorldBook or you may wish to trace the buildings at the www.greatbuildings.com site 11. However most of you will want to customize lessons for your class. Some of you have already created some lessons. ClipArt: They are always coming out with new clip art for the SmartBoard so check back to their site from time to time Some of the templates and clip art that comes with the NoteBook software can help you with these and some you will create from scratch. I went on this past weekend and downloaded activities that have been upgraded in the last two weeks some of which we will look at today. 12. Mainly you want to ask….is this activity better using the SmartBoard. Why are you using the SmartBoard? Have seen where the SmartBoard just ends up being a screen to project a computer image on. It is the interactivity of the SmartBoard that we want to focus on. 13. Some sample activities: a. Canadian Currency. You could use these to create activities. This is in the Collections section. There is a clip art and there are page templates and there is the gallery with Page Templates and Pictures. I found this very confusing to sort out at first. Open Gallery Canadian Currency. i. Text tool write How Much ii. And then make several pages with differing amounts iii. Students can move the coins around the screen to count. iv. Could make change v. Ask if you can get rid of a page template once you have put on as I found edit undo did not work. b. North America in Gallery c. Numberline: You can save page as template if don’t have deep freeze or can drag over when thawed. d. Hundred chart i. Open Notebook ii. Go to Insert…..Browse for a Page Template iii. Choose Mathematics….Counting…..Hundred Squareblank.xbt iv. You can have students do any hundred chart activity

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v. You can move to another page by clicking on the icon with the red t and it will give you a new template page vi. This way you can save all your examples that you use. Like winding the overlay on an overhead. vii. If you want to use squares with the hundred chart for multiplication and arrays you can go to View…Gallery.....Mathematics…Hundred Square-Blank and the tab will take you to squares that you can use in the hundred chart for making arrays and working on multiplication. viii. In the templates or in the Gallery you can also get a ten frame. ix. You can also get a blank hundred chart in the Gallery, resize it to small, make several of them and then with the markers fill in to represent decimal numbers. e. February calendar f. Clock template, you can use one blank clock and add and erase numbers or you can put several pages in as an exercise. The gallery has 4 numbered clocks whereas the page template only has the two. g. Gallery pictures can be resized whereas templates are the background and can’t be resized. h. View Gallery and go to Animals. Choose a page template ecosystem and then students choose the aScience and Technology….animals and from the pictures choose a habitat and then students choose the animals to place there.. i. There are templates to practice handwriting and printing, solar system 14. You will want to create your own activities. a. Labeling: body parts, flowers, open body parts b. Sorting and Categorizing, open materials c. Measuring Objects d. Three Little Pigs/Goldilocks e. Patterning-Leslie f. Other Samples

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