SMART Notebook Challenge #12 Solution – Watch This

This is the solution to Challenge #12 called "Watch This." This challenge was to encourage teachers to utilize the new Page Recorder feature of Notebook 10. For this week's challenge, I demonstrated how the Page Recorder could be used to solve an anagram. The submissions for this week's challenge used it in a...

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SMART Notebook Challenge #12 – Watch This!

This week’s challenge is to create a moving solution to an anagram using Smart Notebook v10. To complete this challenge, you will have to use one of the new features of version 10 called the Page Recorder. The Page Recorder records the actions you make on a page and allows you to play it back as a movie. It’s a great...

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SMART Notebook Challenge #11 – Random Number (Solution)

I hope you'll be as amazed as I was with the submissions for this week's challenge – Random Number. The challenge was to create a custom random number generator that you could use inside the classroom using your SMART Board interactive whiteboard.  I created this challenge as a way to encourage teachers to...

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SMART Notebook Challenge #10 – Double Trouble Solution

This is the solution for Challenge #10 – Double Trouble. The challenge was to provide both an animated visual feedback and a audio feedback to students when they touched either a correct or incorrect answer on the SMARTBoard. The purpose of this challenge is to try to encourage more teachers to use audio in their lessons to...

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SMART Notebook Challenge #11 – Random Number

This week's Notebook challenge is to create your own custom random number generator. To complete this challenge, you will have to use one item found in your Gallery. Your random number generator can generate random numbers using any range of numbers. My example gives random numbers between 1 and 36. The purpose of this...

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SMARTBoards and the Double-Trouble Feedback Challenge

Here’s a great little challenge that shouldn’t take too much of your time but is sure to make your Notebook applications twice as fun! The challenge is called Double-Trouble Feedback and the objective is to create an activity that uses both sound and animation to provide student feedback when an object is touched....

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SMARTBoards and Solutions for Evenly Spacing Objects

This is the solution for Challenge #9: Precise Object Spacing. This was definitely a fun challenge and I received some outstanding submissions for completing it. Ann White is this week's extreme challenge winner and she definitely deserves the title "Faster than the Master" (or at least, as fast as the master) for...

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SMARTBoards and the “Picture This” Challenge Solution

Here is the solution for Challenge #8 – Picture This. The response to this challenge was incredible and many of the people who submitted entries mentioned how much fun they had and how amazed they were when they figured out how to complete it. The objective of this challenge was to transform a Notebook page containing a...

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SMART Notebook Challenge #9 – Precise Object Spacing

For those of you who find my challenges a little too easy, I have an extreme challenge for you called “Precise Object Spacing.” Don’t worry, you don’t need any special Notebook skills or knowledge to complete this challenge, you just need to be a little creative. To take part in this challenge, you will need...

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SMARTBoards and Getting Around (Solution for Challenge #7)

Sorry for the delay, but here is the solution for Challenge #7 – Getting Around. The challenge was to create navigation buttons on each page of your Notebook file that allowed you to go to any other page in your file to make using the application easier on the SMARTBoard. The Gold Medal winner for Challenge # 7 is Sherri...

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SMARTBoards and the “Picture This” challenge

This week's Notebook challenge is called "Picture This." To successfully complete this challenge, you will need to modify an image using just the tools found in your toolbar. Here's the video describing this week's challenge: The challenge ends at Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 8:00 P.M. CST. You may submit...

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SMARTBoards and the Getting Around Challenge

This week's Notebook challenge is to create a Notebook application that allows you to get to any page in your Notebook file from any other page. This technique can really help make it easy for younger kids to navigate around a multi-page Notebook application. Here's the video describing this week's...

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SMARTBoards and How to Create Your Own Spinner

NOTE -THE LATEST VERSIONS OF THE NOTEBOOK SOFTWARE HAVE CHANGED THE WAY THE SPIN ANIMATION FUNCTIONS. AS A RESULT, THE SPINNER DOES NOT STOP IN A RANDOM LOCATION. PLEASE CONTACT JIM AT TEACHERS LOVE SMARTBOARDS FOR INFORMATION ON OTHER TECHNIQUES FOR CHOOSING RANDOM INFORMATION. IF SMART TECHNOLOGIES CHANGES THE FUNCTIONALITY OF...

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SMART Notebook v.10 Challenge #6 – Create Your Own Spinner

Let's have some fun! A friend (who will remain nameless until the end of this challenge) and I have been trading Notebook ideas back and forth for the past week. One of the ideas that we both came up with was to create a customized spinner for the Smartboard to provide more flexibility than the one contained in the Notebook...

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SMARTBoards and the Scrolling Object (Touch and Scroll Solution)

The Smart Notebook Challenge #5 is in the books. The challenge was entitled Touch and Scroll and it has already proven to be an exceptional technique to use in your Notebook applications for use on the Smartboard. The technique lets you touch an object and have it scroll down (or across) the page to reveal information. I received...

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SMART Notebook v.10 Challenge #5 – Touch and Scroll

Here is this week's challenge entitled, "Touch and Scroll." This is a very cool effect created using Smart Notebook Version 10 that will allow you to highlight one topic or piece of information at a time and then magically scroll to the next piece of information. This effect looks neat on the SMARTBoard. To complete...

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SMARTBoards and the Touch and Reveal Solution

Challenge #4 used a technique that I call Touch and Reveal. It is similar to the flash object "Click and Reveal" but you can apply it to any object type. I received 27 entries for this Smart Notebook challenge and I was so impressed by the creativity in how they applied the technique. The Gold Medal winner for this week...

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SMART Notebook v.10 Challenge #4 – Touch and Reveal

This week's Notebook challenge is to create a Touch and Reveal effect. This technique is very powerful for providing instant feedback when using the SMARTBoard and it's very easy to do once you figure out the steps. If you've been following along with the Challenges, this week's challenge may seem a little...

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SMARTBoards and the Flashing Text Solution

I received a lot of entries for Challenge #3 Flashing Text and it is very apparent that this technique is an extremely effective feedback mechanism to use with your SMARTBoard. I received many entries that are in the running for the "Best Classroom Application" award. It may take me a few days since I'm forced to...

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SMART Notebook v.10 Challenge #3

This week's challenge is called "Flashing Text." The challenge is to make text start to flash when it's touched on the Smartboard. To complete the challenge successfully, all you have to do is replicate the technique. You can decide what your Notebook page looks like as long as it demonstrates the technique of...

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SMARTBoards and the “Secret Information” Solution

The Smart Notebook Challenge #2 is now in the books. It was a fun little challenge that utilized one of the properties of tables to create the effect of magically displaying "secret information" on your SMARTBoard. The Gold Medal Winner for this challenge was Becky Poe and the Silver Medal goes to Valerie Byrnes. In...

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SMART Notebook v.10 Challenge #2

This week's Smart Notebook Challenge is to produce a cool effect for revealing secret information. I have not used this technique in the classroom yet but I'm sure it'll be a big hit with the students as well as add a little excitement when you need to reveal some simple information to the class using your SMART Board...

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SMARTBoards and the Shrink and Grow Reveal Challenge

I hope you had as much fun as I did with the 1st Smart Notebook challenge. The response to the challenge was great and I'll try to post a new challenge each week. The first challenge used the Shrink and Grow animation to reveal a hidden answer to a question. Already, teachers are telling me that the kids seem to really love...

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SMART Notebook v.10 Challenge #1

Think you've got what it takes to be in the Teachers Love SMART Boards Hall of Fame? Here's your chance to hone your Smart Notebook skills and have a little fun at the same time. Welcome to the 1st Teachers Love SMART Boards Smart Notebook challenge. Your mission is to try to recreate a Smart Notebook file exactly as you...

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