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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Advanced Smart Notebook Training

Advanced Smart Notebook Training

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One of my favorite things to do is to work with teachers directly to assist them in using the Smart Notebook software more effectively. If you want to take part in one of my Notebook training workshops, I’ll be in Schaumburg, Illinois on April 11 and Troy, MI on May 17 facilitating an Advanced Smart Notebook workshop. James...

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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 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 Free Notebook Training

If you're like a lot of teachers who have a SMARTBoard in your classroom, you may think that it's difficult to learn how to create your own lessons using the Smart Notebook software. You may have even gone to a workshop and said, "Hey! I can do that." Then a month goes by and you don't even remember how to get...

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SMARTBoards and a Few of My Notebook Lessons

I've been spending more time lately developing custom Notebook lessons for the classroom. For me, Notebook is the perfect tool for creating new and exciting lessons that can help increase learning. When using Notebook, I don't feel limited in what I can do. Notebook is so easy to use and so powerful that it allows me to be...

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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 Learning How to Create Notebook Lessons

Whenever my 3 year old son Wesley is around other people, he loves to show off his talent for telling time. He actually knows how to tell time to the minute and he is rarely, if ever, wrong. I don't consider Wesley to be more intelligent than other children his age. He was just very, very motivated in learning how to tell...

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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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Get SMART with SMART Boards Podcast

I'm excited to announce a new podcast called Get SMART with SMART Boards. SMART Board expert Harvey Almarode and I join forces to help teachers use the SMART Board more effectively in the classroom. In the first episode, Harvey discusses how he uses the website JigSawDoku to have children play SuDoKu and I share an amazing...

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Get SMART with the SMART Insider

Get SMART with the SMART Insider

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Are you a SMART Board user? It's time to kick off your shoes and call your friends to let them know about the 3rd edition of the SMART Insider Newsletter which contains Tips & Tricks, Web Resources, Video Tutorials, Notebook Lesson Files, and Training Discounts. You can view past newsletters by clicking on the links...

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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 the Random Student Picker

Here's a peek at the new course on Teacher Online Training that guides teachers in building their own custom random student picker using Smart Notebook 10. It's another great tool for your SMART Board. The course is scheduled to be released Monday, June 15, 2009 Sharing is...

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SMART Boards and the Power of Testimonials

SMART Boards and the Power of Testimonials

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I honestly believe that Teacher Online Training is the most effective and fun way to learn how to use Smart Notebook 10. Not only that, it's also the most affordable. Take a look at some of the teacher testimonials from just the past ten days! "I love your courses because they challenge me to think and stretch my...

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SMARTBoards and Notebook Video Tutorials

The following video tutorials have been added to the Teacher Online Training Notebook Video Tutorial Library. Handwriting Recognition (Complimentary) Inserting "swf" Flash Files Into Notebook (Complimentary) Naming and Moving Pages in Notebook (Complimentary) Setting a Default Font (Complimentary) This is a great time...

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SMART Notebook Video Tutorial Library Additions

I just want to let my readers know that I've added a number of new complimentary video tutorials to the Notebook Video Tutorial library over on Teacher Online Training. Naming and Moving Pages in Notebook This video tutorial demonstrates how to add a descriptive name to the pages inside a Notebook file and how to move the...

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SMART Notebook Professional Development

SMART Notebook Professional Development

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What is Teacher Online Training? The most effective and affordable Online Professional Development for teachers who want to use a SMART Board to increase learning in the classroom. **** Special Offer Below **** Learn how to use the Notebook software by building authentic learning applications ready to use inside the...

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SMARTBoards and the Notebook Video Tutorial Library

SMARTBoards and the Notebook Video Tutorial Library

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We've just begun building a library of "teacher-requested" video tutorials for Notebook over at Teacher Online Training. While the library was created to provide additional resources for teachers who subscribe to Teacher Online Training, we'll also be providing access to a number of these videos for...

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SMART Boards and New Resources on Teacher Online Training

Here's a quick update to the most effective and affordable Smart Notebook Professional Development available…Teacher Online Training. New Course: Downloading and Inserting Flash Video Files Into Notebook Click here if you are unable to view video. Video Tutorial Library: Check out the latest teacher-requested video...

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PLMS – The Best Notebook 10 Training Available

I honestly believe that having a Personal Learning Management System (PLMS) for your school is the most effective and affordable way for schools to protect their investment by providing critical training to teachers who have a SMART Board in the classroom. Not only is the training effective, it's self-paced and was created to...

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SMARTBoards and Customizing the Notebook Toolbar

Here's another teacher-requested video tutorial from Teacher Online Training. This video tutorial demonstrates how to customize the Smart Notebook Toolbar quickly and easily. Click Here if the video is not displayed. You can find more video tutorials as well as the best Notebook training anywhere over at Teacher Online...

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SMART Boards and the Floating Mouse

Did you know you could turn your finger into a hovering mouse when using the SMART Board? This feature allows you to take advantage of websites that display various information when you move your mouse around the computer screen. Here's a teacher-requested video tutorial that shows you how to take advantage of the Floating...

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SMART Boards and the Amazing Magic 8 Ball

I would like to share with you an idea for how to use the technique for revealing correct answers that’s found in the course Notebook Applications – The Magic Cat’s Eye. Using the exact same techniques used to build the Magic Cat’s Eye, Valerie Byrnes thought it would be more fun to create a Magic 8 Ball...

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Notebook 10 Professional Development: Chalkboard Reveal

New Notebook 10 Professional Development at Teacher Online Training! Notebook Application – Chalkboard Reveal This course will guide participants in creating an interactive application for the SMART Board using Smart Notebook 10 that allows the user to touch a button to reveal individual steps in a multi-step process....

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SMART Boards and a Collection of Interactive Review Games

My readers are keeping me busy this weekend but I've never had so much fun! I love creating custom applications in Notebook 10 that I know will be used in the classroom to help students learn in a fun and engaging manner. As of this morning, I've created 20 custom Interactive Vocabulary Review Games for my readers. I'm...

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