How Many Squares SMARTBoard Activity

I had a lot of fun today creating an activity called How Many Squares that challenges students to find the total number of unique squares in a given figure. My kids just tested the activity on the SMART Board and they loved it, especially the hands-on investigation pages. This activity is available free of charge on The Notebook...

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Notebook Halloween Clip Art

The Notebook Gallery website has added another free resource for Halloween. It’s a collection of Halloween-related clip art that includes the friendly vampire, the friendly Frankenstein Monster, and the friendly mummy. The Notebook Gallery has additional free Halloween resources including The Prime Of Life prime number...

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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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Halloween Vocabulary Word Search

You’ll love this Halloween-related vocabulary activity containing three different word search puzzles. To make the word search puzzles more exciting, each one has a riddle to solve. To solve the riddle, students need to highlight all the words in the puzzle using the Highlighter Pen. The answer to the riddle can be found by...

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Rounding Numbers To Nearest 10 and 100

I had such a demand for more information and additional resources for rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100 that I created a lite version of the Notebook Lesson called Monkey Business – Rounding Numbers (see slideshow below). The Lite Version contains valuable information on rounding numbers including the monkey’s...

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The Prime Of Life – Fun With Prime Numbers

I just created a fun activity called The Prime Of Life that reinforces the recognition of Prime Numbers. This activity was requested by a teacher trying to find a more engaging way for students to practice recognizing the Prime Numbers up to 100. Since I was already working on finding some fun Halloween resources, I though I would...

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Monkey Business – Rounding to Nearest Ten

I’ve been working on a comprehensive Notebook lesson called Monkey Business that helps students learn and review basic procedures for rounding to the nearest 10 and the nearest 100. In this lesson, I created a fun review activity called Banana Rama where the goal is to collect 10 bananas as fast as possible by touching on the...

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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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Free Notebook 11 Activity by abcteach

If you’ve just downloaded the new Smart Notebook 11 software, you may want to take a look at a new Notebook activity called abc Find and See: Decipher the Olympiads that reinforces mean, median, and mode. This activity, created by abcteach.com, is available for free download on the Smart Exchange. What’s special about...

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SMARTBoards and Finding Rudolph Notebook Activity

For Kindergarten and 1st Grade (5-6 yr olds) teachers who are still at school these last few days before Christmas, here is a special gift just for you. It's a Notebook Activity called Finding Rudolph. It's a very simple lesson that has students answer a few vocabulary-related questions from the lyrics to Rudolph the...

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SMARTBoards and the “Search for the North Pole” Notebook Activity

Here's a fun vocabulary review Notebook lesson called "Search For the North Pole" which challenges students to find three elf symbols that will unlock the entrance to the North Pole. The Christmas-themed lesson contains three vocabulary activities (alphabetical sort, word search, and definition) that students...

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SMARTBoards and Holiday Word Search Activities

If you're looking for some fun activities this Holiday Season, you can download, share, and use the following custom Word Search Notebook activities. Each one has a riddle or a question hidden at the top of the word search puzzle. To find the answer, students use the Highlighter Pen in the Notebook Toolbar to find the words...

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SMARTBoards and The Turkey Trot Word Problems

I have been working on a Notebook activity that I could share around the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday. It's an activity that students can use to help them go through a step-by-step process when solving word problems. It's a fun way for students to practice something that can sometimes be a little frustrating. If you go through...

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SMARTBoards and Sharing Is Caring – Chemistry

Here's is one of the best examples of a teacher sharing SMART Board resources. It's a Wiki called IWBchemistry that was created by Dr. Elizabeth Christophy. This amazing wiki is focused on sharing High School Science resources with other teachers and students. Dr. Christophy has even put together a page for her AP...

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SMARTBoards and Musical Sharing Is Caring!

I believe that teachers should take the lead to transform education. As educators, we need to start changing the traditional learning communities and begin to build sharing communities where students and teachers work together. If we start thinking about what would be most beneficial to the student as our first priority, we can...

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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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SMARTBoards and the Halloween Jokes Notebook File

Since the Halloween Jokes Notebook file is the most popular download from my Halloween Resource Page, I thought I would update it to make it work a little better and make it easier to move to the next joke. Click here to download the new Notebook file. Remember, if you're having problems opening the file you may want to...

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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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SMARTBoard Notebook Lessons – Idioms

Here's an interactive and fun Notebook Lesson about "idioms." You can use this as a starter activity for introducing idioms in the classroom. This lesson has three sections. The first section uses a common idiom in a sentence and the students have to choose the correct meaning. The second section gives an...

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Notebook Activity – Role Model

  This is a fun little Notebook activity called "Role Model" that guides the student through a series of short calculations. When the students get their final answer, they use that number to determine their perfect role model. The fun part is that no matter what number the student starts with, the result will...

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Notebook Lessons – Writing and Spelling

These two amazing Notebook lessons for the SMART Board were created by two amazing teachers, Becky Arnett and Sherri Fricker. These two lessons are very special to me because each one utilized techniques found in the courses from Teacher Online Training. As a matter of fact, Becky's "Writing Prompts" lesson was the...

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