Textivate On The SMART Board

I’ve spent years reviewing and sharing interactive online resources that work great on a SMART Board. To be honest, I’m very picky on what resources I share and I require all the sites I share to have certain minimum standards. One site that meets and exceeds all my standards is Textivate.com. What I like most about this...

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Scaling the Universe on a SMARTBoard

I watched an amazing video from Space.com that showed images of what’s called the Extreme Deep Field (EDF). These images represent the farthest we (humans) have ever seen into the Universe. The very end of the video pans back from the EDF to help provide a better perspective on the actual vastness of the Universe. This...

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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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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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Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits

About a month ago, I found a great interactive activity for learning about electric circuits. The activity is called The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits and it’s one of the most engaging and fun resources I’ve found in a long time. Best of all, it works great on a SMART Board. The activity is extremely thorough and...

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SMARTBoards and Physics Education Technology (PhET)

You don't need to be a Middle School or High School Science teacher to appreciate the amazing resources provided by the PhET website. This site contains the most incredible collection of research-based, interactive, Physics simulations anywhere on the Internet. Best of all, these simulations are free to use online or download...

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SMART Boards and WatchKnow Video Library

In all my workshops, I find that I never miss an opportunity to recommend the WatchKnow website for finding educational videos for the classroom. This is also a great place to locate videos that you may want to download and incorporate into a Notebook lesson file. This site is maintained by the users and organized in a way that can...

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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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SMARTBoard Games and Puzzles from Jefferson Lab

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science funds the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility also known as Jefferson Lab. Part of Jefferson Lab's mission is to "serve the nation and its communities through education and public outreach."  In connection to that mission, they have developed a...

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SMARTBoards and Invention at Play

Looking for something fun AND educational for your SMARTBoard? Okay, that's a retorical question but it really sums up the Invention at Play site on the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation (maybe the can "invent" a shorter name).   The Invention Playhouse has four flash-based...

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SMARTBoards and Edheads Interactive Games and Activities

Here is a nifty site called Edheads that provides various interactive activities for your SMARTBoard interactive whiteboard. "Edheads brings you high quality, free educational activities for your classroom. Edheads helps students learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards. We...

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SMARTBoard and Teacher-Created High School Biology Resources

If you're a High School Science teacher, you'll want to review the amazing resources found on Harvard University's Life Science Outreach Program website. The site contains actual teacher-created resources covering Physiology, Microbiology, Regenerative Biology, Evolution, Neurobiology, Immunology, and the Biology of...

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SMARTBoards and Science NetLinks Interactive Activities

The Science NetLinks website is an amazing website for Science teachers providing them with lessons covering a wide variety of topics and grade levels. The website is very easy to use and they even provide learning benchmarks for the lessons. The really great thing about these lessons is the interactive resources that are contained...

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SMARTBoards and Biology Animations

SMARTBoards and Biology Animations

Located in Subject: Science

In the last few days, I've been running across a lot of fantastic resources for Biology teachers. Since this strange phenomenon seems to be some undiscovered law of Science, I thought I would share what I have. John Giannini's collection of Biology movies and animations.  Th is is a great  collection that...

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SMARTBoards and e-Learning for Kids

One of my very first blog posts talked about the non-profit e-learning site called e-Learning for Kids. That was over two years ago! I'm happy to say that this amazing website is still around and is only getting better. I didn't really say too much about this site on that initial blog post…I didn't need to. It...

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SMARTBoards and Viewing Our Solar System

SMARTBoards and Viewing Our Solar System

Located in Subject: Science

I found a fabulous interactive website that lets students explore our solar system to get a much clearer understanding about planet orbits, size, and relative position to one another. The site is simply called Planets and it's a fantastic resource for the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. The site allows the teacher or...

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SMARTBoards and Downloadable Science Animations

While the content of interactive educational resources is growing on the Internet, very rarely do you find websites that allow you (and provide assistance) for downloading the content to your own computer. Freezeray is a one of those few places where teachers can find and download interactive resources for Science investigations....

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SMARTBoards and the Relativity of Size

SMARTBoards and the Relativity of Size

Located in Subject: Science

Here's a captivating interactive website from Nikon called Universcale. Here's the premise of the website… We are able to view all entities, from the microworld to the universe, from a single perspective. By setting them up against a scale, we are able to compare and understand things which cannot be physically...

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SMART Boards and Swimming with a Blue Whale

SMART Boards and Swimming with a Blue Whale

Located in Subject: Science

Today I had the pleasure of seeing what it feels like to swim with a life size blue whale. No, I'm not out sailing the ocean blue, I'm still sitting in front of my computer as usual. You too can watch the largest animal in the world float by on your Smartboard interactive whiteboard by going to the Whale and Dolphin...

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SMARTBoards and Spring Time in Pollen Park

SMARTBoards and Spring Time in Pollen Park

Located in Subject: Science

My goal for today's blog post was to find a fun and educational interactive activity related to Spring that students could use on the SMART Board. My search led me straight to Pollen Park. This is an engaging interactive activity that help kids aged 7 – 11 learn about plant reproduction by using various learning...

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SMART Boards and Interactive Science and Engineering for Kids

SMART Boards and Interactive Science and Engineering for Kids

Located in Subject: Science

Engineering Interact is a fantastic resource created by the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering.   Here's the description from their website: Engineering Interact is a new and exciting free educational resource for primary school children aged 9 to 11. The resource provides fully interactive, engaging game...

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SMART Boards and PEEP and the Big Wide World

Do I have a new favorite website? I think that maybe I do! The website is called PEEP and the Big Wide World and it contains an amazing collection of educational games for the Primary grades. The graphics, audio, and characters are spectacular and all the games I've played with work great on a Smart Board Interactive...

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SMARTBoards and the Crickweb Flash Resources

I was searching through my past blog posts and I'm quite surprised that I have not written a post about the amazing flash-based resources found on Crickweb. This site contains hundreds of quality interactive resources for children aged 4 to 11. For my U.S. readers, the activities are organized into three age groups: The...

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SMARTBoards and my 2008 Top Five List – Science

SMARTBoards and my 2008 Top Five List – Science

Located in Subject: Science

Here's my Top Five List for best SMART Board Science Resource for 2008 #5 – The Periodic Table of Videos from The University of Nottingham #4 – Fantastic Contraption – Fun Online Physics Game #3 – Science Up Close (Grade 1 – 6) from Harcourt, Inc. #2 – Animals Creature Features from...

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SMARTBoards and Science Up Close

SMARTBoards and Science Up Close

Located in Subject: Science

Science teachers will love the interactive Science lessons found on Harcourt's Science Up Close site. The site has interactive explanations and demonstrations covering a variety of topics in Science for grades 1 through 6. The graphics are amazing and the explanations are very clear and easy to follow. The site is organized by...

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