SMART Boards – Interactive White Boards

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					                SMART Boards – Interactive White Boards

Set-Up
   1. Ensure the cable from the SMART board is connected to the computer you are
      using.
   2. Turn on the projector and aim at SMART board. This projector must also be
      connected to your computer.
   3. Open the SMART board tools




   4. Select “control panel”       from the tools list.
   5. Choose “orient/align the SMART board”
   6. On the SMART board use a pen (or finger) to press on the center of each target.


Using the Board
So many options! Where to begin?

This website has excellent 2-minute video tutorials on how to use SMART boards, the
perfect place to begin! http://smarttech.com/trainingcenter/tutorials.asp#

Using Notebook Software:
    Great if you want a blank screen to write, fun creative tools (shapes, grids,
       patterns)
    Saves as a notebook document (only opens in notebook software)
    Watch this tutorial on the basics of using Notebook software
       http://downloads.smarttech.com/media/trainingcenter/flash/notebook%20software
       %20basics.htm
Using PowerPoint
    When you set to view slide show you can write any where on the slides and you
       can save any of the notes/drawings made right into your PowerPoint.
    Watch a tutorial on using PowerPoint with SMART boards
       http://downloads.smarttech.com/media/trainingcenter/flash/powerpoint.htm

Using any Office Program
    You can save any diagrams/notes right into your document.
      You can also use the ink AWARE toolbar                     to convert your writing
       into typed text and your pictures as images directly into your document.
      Watch: http://downloads.smarttech.com/media/trainingcenter/flash/inkaware.htm
       Ink Aware tutorial

Lessons Ideas Using SMART boards
Fantastic Links

       http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/smartboard.htm Site with amazing amount of links
       to created lessons and excellent interactive websites.

       http://eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/ Another amazing site on how to
       engage learners using SMART boards. This site contains links to fantastic,
       interactive sites that can be used with students.

       http://www.waukesha.k12.wi.us/WIT/SmartBoard/specificapps.htm Ideas for
       using SMART boards by subject area

       http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/ Educator resources
       prepared by SMART technologies – lesson plans, ideas, lesson templates,
       downloads etc.

       http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm Excellent interactive website for use with
       SMART boards

Using SMART Boards to Engage Learners (Borrowed from
http://edtech.tennessee.edu/~set16/set_intro.html this site has some examples of how
teachers built SMART boards into their lessons in order to engage students)

       Interaction - Touch the whiteboard to control any computer application on your
       connected laptop or desktop.
       Focusing - Highlight key information using the electronic, colored ink pens, or
       the highlighter, shapes, or spotlight tools.
       Creating - Write notes, draw diagrams, illustrate ideas, or create a movie file by
       recording the audio of the class lecture along with whiteboard movements.
       Capturing - Capture screen images of notes, diagrams, etc. to either save, print, or
       email.
Quick Ideas List

       Specific Uses of Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom (from the Instructional
       Technology Department of the Wichita Public Schools):

      Record and Save lessons to present to students who were absent
      Create video files to teach a software application, a lesson, or as a review to be
       posted to the server or web. Example- How to create a graph in Excel
      Use the built in maps to teach continents, oceans, countries, or states and capitals.
      Present presentations created by student or teacher
      Have students create e-folios including samples of their work and narration
      Brainstorming
      Take notes directly into PowerPoint presentations
      Reinforce skills by using on-line interactive web sites
      Creating Project Rubrics as a class
      Teach editing skills using editing marks
      Use highlighter tool to highlight nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.
      Concept mapping with Kidspiration or Inspiration
      Teaching students how to navigate the Internet
      Illustrate and write a book as a class. Use the record feature to narrate the text.
      Diagramming activities
      Teaching steps to a math problem.
      Have students share projects during Parent/Teacher/Student conferences
      Graphics and charts with ESL learners and special ed students.
      Electronic Word Wall
      Reviewing tests and quizzes as a class
      End each day by having students write one thing that they learned
      Going on Virtual Field Trips as a class
      Group work – organizing and putting projects together
      Using interactive websites and a teaching tool.
      Math manipulative website or use Notebook shapes and tools.
      Review games – Jeopardy
      Peer Editing
      Sharing and manipulating class experiment results



Research

On the Effectiveness of SMART Boards
http://www.ros.org.uk/iwb/online.htm

				
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