Getting The SMART Boards Out Of The Closet

Here is a article called “Whiteboards for Dummies” written by Calvin Hennick for Scholastic – Administrator. This article discusses how to utilize your SMART Board more effectively by identifying some of the obstacles of using a SMART Board once you get it into your classroom.¬† The stories about using it to hang...

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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 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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SMARTBoard and Starfall – A Perfect Combination

Learning To Read. Teachers know that learning to read and learning to enjoy reading is one of the most important skills for Pre-K through 2nd Grade students. Trying to locate high quality reading resources for the SMART Board classroom can be very frustrating. In addition, too many interactive sites are riddled with...

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SMARTBoards and Mrs. Hurley’s ESL Website

SMARTBoards and Mrs. Hurley’s ESL Website

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My heart lights up everytime I see a teacher sharing high quality educational resources. I get doubly excited when the resources are selected because of how well they work with the SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard. This is why I'm highlighting Mrs. Hurley's ESL website. It's obvious to me that this is one of the...

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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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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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SMARTBoards and Fraction Interaction

My last blog post highlighted a wonderful site for reviewing procedural methods for solving fraction, decimal, and percent problems. Here are a few other interactive sites that I found that help students understand and communicate using fractional notation. These all work great on an SMART Board. The first one resource is called...

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SMARTBoards and an Amazing Notebook Application

I've been anxiously awaiting Notebook 10.6 so I can develop new Professional Development courses for Teacher Online Training. The applications I've developed don't require the new version of Notebook but it helps to develop training materials using the most current software versions. Teacher Online Training is releasing...

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SMARTBoards and the Gettysburg Address Notebook Resource

Yesterday I went off on a tangent – something that happens often – and I ended up developing a Notebook 10 Smartboard resource for the Gettysburg Address.  You're welcome to download and use the application in your classroom or you can  share it with other teachers.  Page 1 – Introduction...

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SMARTBoards and Teacher-requested Notebook Applications

SMARTBoards and Teacher-requested Notebook Applications

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Since I'm not in the classroom anymore, I find that I miss creating lessons for the SMART Board that engage students and reinforce the information that the students are learning. (Image by Drew Brook-Cormack) To keep my skills fine-tuned, I thought I would send out a Tweet (Twitter message) to my Smartboard followers to see if...

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SMARTBoards and an Introduction to Tables in Smart Notebook 10

I am putting the finishing touches on my new self-paced online course called Notebook Techniques: An Introduction to Tables. It was my intent to upload the completed course to my Learning Management System sometime today; however, due to technical difficulties, the course may not be available until tomorrow. My sincere apologies....

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SMARTBoards and Lessons for the Kindergarten Classroom

    Someone recently sent me a nice email that said, "A lot of people can talk about "sharing is caring", but you actually put it into practice."     Believe it or not, that's one of the nicest things anyone could ever say to me. That means I'm doing it right and...

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SMART Boards and Science NetLinks

SMART Boards and Science NetLinks

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Here’s a website called Science NetLinks that all Science teachers should have saved to their favorites. Here is a description from the site: Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students. Not much more to be said. You...

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SMART Board Notebook Lessons: Mathematics

SMART Board Notebook Lessons: Mathematics

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While browsing around the SMART Exchange forum, I ran across a post entitled Notebook lessons for Elementary and Middle School Mathematics. In this post, Harvey shares his wonderful website that contains (among many things) a list of math Notebook lessons. Harvey does a great job describing his lessons and he even includes a screen...

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Notebook Activity Guide

Smart Technologies has a great document for teachers who are just beginning to use their SMART Board interactive whiteboard and aren’t quite sure what to do next. The Notebook Software Activity Guide gives an overview of how to create engaging lessons using the Notebook software. The document is a great way to learn about...

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Smartboards and Animal Care Lessons

Smartboards and Animal Care Lessons

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My good friend Danny from across the pond tipped me off on the UK’s RSPCA website for learning about caring for animals. The RSPCA promotes kindness and preventing cruelty to animals and in doing so has created a great interactive resource for your SMART Board interactive whiteboard. The beautifully designed learning resource...

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SMARTBoard Christmas Holiday Resources

Here is a collection of Christmas Holiday Resources for your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard. You are welcome to download and share the custom word search Notebook files.  New! РSearching For the North Pole vocabulary activity. Build Your own snowman Ten Little Snowmen Reading Activity Four fun Christmas activities ...

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