SMART Board Follow Up Rachel Yurk & Toni Heinowski – New Berlin Public Schools Something to keep in mind . . . The installation of the SMART Board was not for the sake of technology, but rather for the sake of using technology in enhancing curriculum. The SMART Board should be viewed as an interactive, highly motivational teaching tool within your classroom. This training will show you ways to customize your SMART Board to best fit your teaching needs. Galleries The galleries collection lends itself nicely to your classroom curriculum. To open the collection, go to “view”, “gallery” or click the Gallery tab on the side of the notebook page. Open a collection by clicking the plus sign of the list you want to display, select a template, click and drag it into Notebook. Select clip art to enhance template, then click and drag those into Notebook as well. Category Templates Images Interactive Administration & certificates, awards, balloons and Spinner Evaluation lined paper, performance Timer • Enhanced Resources calendars, task reinforcements • Paper Backgrounds planners • Planning Arts Home design, stage Household items, • Design Large/small plain, Acoustic, electric • Music duet, quartet, and guitar; cymbals; trio staffs snare, kettle drums; keyboard; recorder; sax; tambourine; triangle; trumpet; violin Combination of notes, rests and musical notations English & certificates, awards, lower and upper case Grammar Show Language Arts lined paper, decorative letters and numbers Game, Writing • Grammar writing papers, lower (dotted and solid), Concrete Poetry • Paper Backgrounds and upper case letter expression bubbles Game, My Spelling • Poetry and number printing and characters, fairy Friend Game, • Printing paper, expression bubble paper, fairy tale tale and nursery Musicians of Bremen • Spelling and nursery rhyme rhyme characters • Story Telling pages, teller, cashier, and props, people home, hospital, office, and activities school, stage, village categorized alphabetically Geography Blank areas to hold Flags from each Where in the World • Africa flag images, each country, each is Barnaby Bear? • Asia continent either continent has Game, • Europe blank or with countries (states) • North America countries outlines; that fit into template • Oceania North America has outline • South America • Landscape Canada and United • World States either blank or states/provinces outlined. World outlines History Various maps, and People, methods of • 1930s Europe events, blank transportation, • 19th Century Europe timelines artifacts and • Ancient Egypt important items from • Ancient Greece each era. • Anglo-Saxons • Bayeux Tapestry • Columbus • Native North Americans • Normans • Romans • Stuarts • Tudors • Vikings • WWI • WWII • Timelines Category Templates Images Interactive Science & Desert, lake, Animals categorized Blood and Technology mountain, ocean and alphabetically, Circulation, • Animals rain forest scene, various beakers, Breathing and • Astronomy & Space worksheets, flasks, test tubs Respiration, Changes • Biology landscapes, space various atoms of State, • Physics shuttle scenes, various pictures – Displacement • Technology various beakers spring, coil, piston, Reactions, Reactions • Transportation periodic table and etc. Organs, with Metals with blank table various skeletons, bones, Acids, Reactivity forces – spring, systems Fulcrum, Series of Metals, displacement, etc. level, load, arrow, Structures and Cells, vessels, bones, Concave, convex, Bonding, Measuring ear, tooth, egg, parallel lens Leaf, Current, Parallel sperm Class levers, plant, tree Planets, Circuits, Series wheelbarrow, moon Microphone, Circuits, Measuring scissors Color tuning fork, volcano, Voltage, Gravity, mixing, pinhole glacier, 19 different Pivots and Levers, images, camera lens, weather icons – Measuring Speed, eye diagram Leaf, cloudy, drizzle, Stopping Distances, plant, tree, tulip flurries, sunny, etc., E-Mail Detectives – diagram; cross various physics Adding an section of leaf; carbon images pictures, Attachment, and nitrogen cycle various workshop Comet, planet sizes, tools, wheels, solar system, the sun transportation various sound waves, pictures Physical geology scenes, Blank and numbered Celsius; Blank and numbered Fahrenheit; thermometer, various physics templates, Bridges and Structures, computer templates, various transportation scenes Sports & Recreation Each game has its Each game has Interactive dice • Badminton field for the page opposing team • Baseball template players, • Basketball Xs and Os for plays, • Field Hockey and game • Football equipment (bat, ball, • Hockey glove, etc.) • Rugby • Soccer • Tennis • Volleyball • among others • Games Category Templates Images Interactive Mathematics Teller, register, Front and back of Charlie Chimps Big • Currency cashier, piggy bank, coins, bills (US, Modeling Part Game, • Number Concepts & price tag, 10 and Canadian, Euro and Axial Symmetry, Operations 100s numbered and UK), hands, register, Angle Measure • Patterns & Relations blank tables, piggy bank, Counting (reflex, acute and • Shapes, Space & percentage and angle objects and shapes, obtuse), Pythagoras’ Measure • Statistics & calculator, fraction numbers, blank Game, Elf Tales – Probability boards, blank and tables, fraction Tidying the Books numbered hundred pieces, unit pieces, Game, Captain boards, grids, algebra tiles, Coordinates – multiplication tables, tessellations, angles, Understanding Scale blank and numbered parallel lines, Metric Game, Co-ordinates number lines, place ruler, Imperial ruler, interactive, Balance value and base 10 protractor, metric Scale Interactive, charts, printing triangle, imperial thermometer number paper, dot triangle, Interactive, dice paper, Venn measurement tools, interactive, spinner diagrams, 3-D shapes, interactive worksheets, one, two thermometers (C and or four blank or F), large and small numbered clocks, hands, blank or card table, graphing numbered clock, charts digital display, deck of cards, dice, symbols People & Culture teller, register, front and back of Paddy Gets Better • Everyday Things cashier, piggy bank, coins, bills (US, Game, • Health price tag, schoolyard, Canadian, Euro and • People playground, sandbox, UK), hands, register, • Religion food pyramid, place piggy bank, pencil, • Special Occasions setting, plate, eraser, calculator, bathroom, bathtub, ink, pen, pins, shower, sink, girl & airplane, children’s boy, teller, cashier, toys, food categorized home, hospital, alphabetically- meat, office, school, stage, fruit, vegetables, village, various personal hygiene religious maps & items, people and scenes, PAPER - activities categorized Fancy -hemp thread; alphabetically, parchment; crinkly religious symbols parchment & sand and items, seasonal Lined - Handwriting symbols, western large, small Lined hats, spurs, cowboy, paper – large, small cowgirl, horse Holiday – Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick’s, Valentine’s, Seasonal – winter, fall, spring & summer, fair grounds, pancake breakfast meet Use the SMART Board to meet your needs! Images searches – a classroom idea Why not try searching for images off the Internet to enhance vocabulary, background knowledge, historical images, virtual field trips or current events? One place start searching is with a Google Image Search. Go to http://www.google.com then click on Images. From here you will be able to search for images. It is not recommended to allow your students to search! There are no filters for inappropriate images! Clicking on Advanced Image Search, allows you to set filters. Tip! This is a tip for your searches – not your students! While not 100% safe, there will be some sort of a filter in place. You’ve found a picture, now what? Right click the picture you have found. Now you have two options: 1. Select “Copy” then paste the picture directly into Notebook. 2. Select “Save picture as” and save the picture for future use. 3. When this option is selected, you will then navigate to where you want your picture saved. (The default is to you’re My Pictures folder in your My Documents folder, a great place for all your pictures!) You can always save to My Documents or on the Desktop so you remember where they were saved. TIP!Saving to the Desktop allows you to easily find an image. It also is helps you remember to recycle or trash the image after it is no longer needed. Inserting your own clipart into the Collections Galleries Using your own clipart for the collections could be more powerful than the prepackaged clipart with the SMART Board Collections. So once you find clipart, here’s what you need to do: There are two ways to do this task. Insert Menu: • Save your clipart to My Documents or to your desktop. • From the “Insert” menu, select “Picture/Template” then “From File” • Choose the image that you have saved by double clicking the image. • The image will not be saved in the Gallery, but will appear on your current slide where you can resize and alter it. Gallery Additions: • Save your clipart to My Documents or to your desktop. • Open the Galley Collection from within SMART Notebook by clicking the Gallery tab. • Open the “My Content” tree. This is where additional clip art is easily stored. • From the Gallery side menu, select “Add/Import”, then “Import Picture/Template File…” then navigate to where your clipart has been saved. • Select and open the clipart. It is placed in with the pictures in the Gallery. • You can now drag it into a slide and resize it as needed. • Before closing the collection you will have a chance to save the clip art to your new collection. Changing the Floating Toolbar of the SMART Board to meet your classroom needs. 1. Along the bottom of the computer, select the SMART Board. 1 2. Open the floating toolbar by selecting the floating tools. 3. The floating toolbar will appear on the desktop. 4. Select the add items 2 or more button indicated by three dots in blue. 3- 3-4 5. A drop down box will appear. Select the item “customize the floating 5 tools”. 6. A large box will open giving you the opportunity to add many tools to the floating menu. Some handy tools to have on this menu are the calculator, the keyboard and the screen shade. 7. To add an item, select the available tool you want to add and choose the ADD>> button. Once you have made the selections, click on add and they should appear on the floating toolbar. Another Classroom Shortcut - Capturing Print Capturing Notebook icon. Use the Capture icon in Notebook to capture an area, window or an entire screen to SMART Notebook. The capture window will open and stay open floating above any program or application until you select what you want to capture. This is good to use if you want to capture a picture or just a portion of a document or screen into Notebook. Tool Function Captures a screen area you’ve defined using your finger or mouse. Captures the window area. You define it by placing the capturing icon over the window portion to be captured and clicking the mouse. Captures the entire screen, tool bars and all. Capturing Capturing a document into Notebook If you want to capture a document into SMART Notebook, follow these steps: 1. Open the document 2. Go to File, then Print 3. In the drop down menu, select SMART Notebook Print Capture 4. . Click OK. Your document will open in SMART Notebook. (If you can’t see the entire document once it’s in Notebook, scroll to the bottom of the Notebook page, and click “Grow Screen”.) Capturing annotations in Microsoft Word When displaying a Word document on the SMART Board, additional tools will appear on the toolbar of the Word document. This tool bar gives you several options. Tool Function Captures the entire screen and places it in a Notebook application Saves annotations to insert your handwritten note as an object into the document or spreadsheet (in Excel) Saves and converts handwritten annotations as text in the document. Recording steps in SMART Notebook Using the Record feature from the SMART Notebook tools, you are able to record the process or steps of a problem. To enable this feature, open the SMART Board tools and select Record. The SMART Record menu will open. Clicking Record will record all your steps. (This includes opening documents, navigating on the Internet, or just writing in Notebook.) When you are done, click “Stop”. After clicking “Stop”, the program will prompt you to save the file. It will save as the date and time the recording was made into your My Documents. You might want to rename it for ease of remembering what it was! Speller Speller is a spelling and vocabulary application. This application can be downloaded from EdCompass at http://edcompass.smarttech.com/ec/en-us/ By using Speller in your classroom, not only are you able to practice basic spelling but you also can modify lists of categories by inserting your own pictures for vocabulary practice. To run Speller, launching it from your desktop then click “Go” for a list of categories. Then choose a category for practice. • Once a category is selected, a picture is shown. The student spells the name of the picture in the boxes either by using a stylus or their finger. The writing can be changed into text by clicking the “A” or it can stay as their handwritten letter. • The student can select the ABC button for an alphabet to show. The child now can click and drag a letter into each box to form the word. • If the student needs a hint, press the question mark. Speller reveals one letter in the word with each press. • Press the check mark box to check the spelling. Correct letters turn blue, incorrect letters turn red. • When you’re ready for the next word, press the forward arrow. After you spell that last word in the category, click stop. Making Speller work for you! Edit the categories to insert curricular pictures or vocabulary words. Here’s how: • Go to “Options” “Edit word categories” • Type in your new category, then click “Add Category” • Type in your new word, then click “add word” • Click the folder to the right of the image blank box to navigate for a picture of your new word. (Refer back to page 3 for finding and saving pictures.) • Finally click OK. Now you are ready to go back to Speller and select your new category! It will now be in the list of categories when Speller opens.