Halloween Resources For The SMART Board (updated)

Halloween Clip Art (updated) I have compiled an extensive collection of Halloween-related clip art so you don’t have to spend time looking all over the Internet. Games Hangman – Fun graphics, more advanced word list. (3 stars) Halloween Hangman – Good, simple hangman game for Halloween (3 stars) Halloween Pairs...

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The Notebook Gallery Resource Site

It’s finally here! I’ve been extremely excited for some time now about introducing a new resource for teachers called The Notebook Gallery. I believe it is and will continue to be the most valuable resource available for Teachers Who Love SMART Boards! A while back, I was asked to participate in a new project to bring...

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The Sinking Octopus Game

After a lot of hours getting things working just right, I’m happy to say that I finally finished my latest Notebook game for the SMART Board called The Sinking Octopus. This is a hangman-type game where students try to guess a word by selecting letters. If they select a letter that is in the word, the letter will be displayed...

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Battleship Game for the SMARTBoard

Here’s a fun Battleship Game template that’s extremely easy to setup and play on your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard. To use the template, all you need to do is position each team’s ships and then hide the ships behind the Battleship board. Game play is the same as the actual Battleship game with the addition...

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“Ready-To-Play” Spin To Win Games

Yesterday I shared a Template for creating your own Spin To Win review game. Hopefully you’ll find it very easy to use to create your own review game for any subject or grade level. The template is now available on the Smart Exchange and in the spirit of Sharing Is Caring, I hope you’ll share your...

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Spin To Win – Review Game Template

As the school year comes to an end, I want to say thank you to all the teachers who work so hard every single day (and night) to help develop and nurture the children in their care. Trust me, I know from experience that being a good teacher is by far the most challenging job in the world. I thought the best way to say thank you was...

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Memory Games on the SMARTBoard

A long time ago, I learned a brain-based memory technique that helps me remember a list of items. I still use this technique when I do my grocery shopping. It’s a truly amazing skill that is very easy to learn. A BBC site called Brainsmart has three memory games with corresponding instruction videos that can help teach kids...

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Games are Afoot on the SMARTBoard

A while back I shared a fun little interactive game called Circle the Cat that challenged you to encircle a cat so it cannot escape. It’s a fantastic activity to play on a SMART Board. The same developer has a number of other interactive logic games that are lots of fun for Friday afternoon. The developer has a website called...

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Button Mania Game on the SMARTBoard

I love finding addictive logic games that work great on a SMART Board. Lately, I’ve been playing a game called Button Mania. The objective is to set all 36 numbers on the game board to zero. When you click on a number, that number and the numbers surrounding that number all decrease by one. You can find this game in various...

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SMARTBoards and That Darn Cat

 During my 5 year old's Kindergarten orientation, the teacher explained how the kids could get extra "explore" time at the end of the week for good behavior. Here's a fun activity just for that kind of situation that works great on a SMART Board called Circle The Cat. The objective is to trap the cat so it...

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SMARTBoard Users – Mangahigh is now FREE

The online, games-based teaching resource, Mangahigh, announced recently that their entire service is available free of charge for all schools in the US, Canada, and the UK. Mangahigh creates exceptionally high-quality, game-based learning resources to help Primary and Secondary students reinforce their Mathematics skills in a way...

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SMARTBoards and Between the Lions on PBS Kids

It's really easy to have some fun with the SMART Board and get the kids involved in new and exciting ways. However, sometimes it's difficult for teachers to know where to start. Here's one of my favorite interactive websites for children aged 3 to 7 to help them with their reading and writing. It's called Between...

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Notebook Lesson – The Phantom Menace Review Game

A free gift to my readers… I wanted to share a fun Smart Notebook review game to thank you for what you do in the classroom and for dedicating your life to the most important and rewarding profession in the world. I'm honored to share resources and support all teachers who love SMART Boards. The game is a U.S. Western...

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SMARTBoard Halloween Resources

  Halloween Clip Art I have compiled an extensive collection of Halloween-related clip art so you don't have to spend time looking all over the Internet. Games Hangman – Fun graphics, more advanced word list. (3 stars) Halloween Hangman – Good, simple hangman game for Halloween (3 stars) Halloween Pairs...

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SMARTBoards and Battleship Activities from Quia

SMARTBoards and Battleship Activities from Quia

Located in SMART Board: Games

I believe we'll be seeing a lot more sites like Quia that allow teachers to develop their own interactive activities for the classroom. I was experimenting with some interactive Battleship games on Quia created by teachers and shared on the Quia site for everyone to use. The Battleship games work great on the SMART Board...

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SMARTBoard Game Resources

SMARTBoard Game Resources

Located in SMART Board: Games

It's getting close to the end of the year for many teachers and sometimes it can be a challenge keeping students occupied in a creative manner. If you're looking for some interactive games you can use with your SMART Board to help with the last 10 minutes of a class period, you may want to scroll through the...

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SMARTBoard and Some Sum Fun

That's just about the silliest blog title I've ever used but I'll stick with it since I've been having a lot of fun using a simple little application called Connectsums. The game is very simple. Students are presented with a target number and they have to select the correct combination of numbers that add up to the...

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SMARTBoard Halloween Collection

SMARTBoard Halloween Collection

Located in SMART Board: Games

I have gathered various Halloween resources for the SMART Board and placed them on a special Halloween Resource page. The page includes Clip Art, Games, Creative Activities, Informational Sites, Notebook Files, and Sound Files The Clip Art Photo Library contains free clip art that you can add to your Notebook files. You should find...

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SMARTBoards and Halloween Resources

Halloween Clip Art (updated) I have compiled an extensive collection of Halloween-related clip art so you don’t have to spend time looking all over the Internet. Games Hangman – Fun graphics, more advanced word list. (3 stars) Halloween Hangman – Good, simple hangman game for Halloween (3 stars) Halloween Pairs...

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SMARTBoards and PBS KIDS Interactive Whiteboard Games

SMARTBoards and PBS KIDS Interactive Whiteboard Games

Located in SMART Board: Games

It's about time. More education-based websites really need to follow the example of PBS KIDS and  begin building libraries of activities that are developed for teachers who will be using the activity on an Interactive Whiteboard like a SMART Board. If any companies or developers are looking for what makes a good...

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SMARTBoards and This is Sand

SMARTBoards and This is Sand

Located in SMART Board: Games

I hope someone can explain why I like playing with sand so much. Not only can I go out to my backyard and build a sand castle, I can now go to thisissand.com and play all day without getting any sand between my toes. I wanted to see if this site worked okay on the SMART Board so I just fired up the SMART Board in my office and...

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SMART Boards and Befuddlr

SMART Boards and Befuddlr

Located in SMART Board: Games

It's Friday. The school year is almost finished. What can you do to keep the kids from an impromptu game of "glue the teacher to the chair?" Why not have the kids play with Befuddlr?! Befuddlr will take pictures from Flickr (a photo sharing service) and "befuddls" them to create a fun picture puzzle for...

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SMART Boards and Music to my Ears

Here's a fun collection of interactive websites related to Music that work great on your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard. Please use the comment section to share your favorites. Classics for Kids: Compose Your Own Music PBS Kids: Thumb Piano Tunes Pauly's Playhouse: Freaky Frank's Music Machine Sphinx Kids:...

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SMARTBoards and TrainTracker

I wasn't going to mention the site TrainTracker until I saw how completely engaged my 3 year old son became when he started using it. At first, he just started putting any type of track on the screen and he wasn't overly concerned about where it went. However, when the train didn't go too far, he quicky picked up...

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SMART Boards and Eyeballing Game

I'm hooked! The Eyeballing Game is such a fun way to learn and interact with geometric theorems and shapes that students will be clamoring to get to the SMART Board to try to create a perfect parallelogram! The application is so simple to use and it works great on a SMART Board. To use the game, students try to complete a task...

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