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Interactive Whiteboard

Insert Your Own Flash Content in Smart Notebook Software

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March 16, 2012
Insert Your Own Flash Content in Smart Notebook Software

The smart notebook software is a powerful and feature rich addition to any classroom. The gallery is loaded with images, backgrounds, interactive content and flash-based lesson activities. Did you know that you can add most flash activities from the web directly into a smart notebook page? Here is how it works. First, using Google...
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Smart Notebook 11 release planned for this Spring with new features

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January 31, 2012
Smart Notebook 11 release planned for this Spring with new features

Smart has issued information regarding the release of Notebook 11. The new version will offer some new features that will be useful for students. Most notable is the ability to embed web content into a lesson page. This may include youtube videos or any website. You will be able to annotate over the embedded...
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A “Smart” way to get started with your Smartboard.

December 30, 2011
A “Smart” way to get started with your Smartboard.

In my workshops I have referenced a number of places to find pre-made smart notebook lesson templates.  I also publish a lot of resources including lesson templates, interactive sites and tutorials on my wiki https://edunology.wikispaces.com/Interactive_Whiteboards.  When first starting out with a new smartboard I recommend viewing some of the introductory webinars. These online tutorials will...
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Explore the Museums of the World – Google Art Project

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February 2, 2011
Explore the Museums of the World – Google Art Project

I have been working in instructional technology for the past 10 years. During that time I have experienced the development of some amazing instructional tools. The Google Art Project goes directly to my “best of” list of innovative web-based tools! The Google Art Project uses Google Earth street view technology to allow visitors to...
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Interactive Math and Science Simulations

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January 31, 2011
PHET

I recently came across the PhET website project that was developed by the University of Colorado. I have found it to be a really great resource for all grade levels. Here is a description of the site taken directly from their about page: PhET provides fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena for free....
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Interactive Sites to Teach Grammar

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January 25, 2011
Interactive Sites to Teach Grammar

I came across these two websites recently while working on an interactive curriculum portal for our Language Arts Department. Both sites contain interactive activities and games for teaching Grammar.  Learn English was developed by the British Council. It is designed for ESL students, but the activities can be used in any elementary language arts...
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Interactive and Collaborative Story Writing Smartboard Lessons

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November 24, 2010
Interactive and Collaborative Story Writing Smartboard Lessons

SMART and Scholastic have worked together to create a series of Smartboard lessons that teach students the process of story writing and analysis. There are a series of four lessons that cover: 1. Planning Stories 2.  Story Styles 3. Creating Characters 4. Re-inventing Stories The lessons are designed for students in grades 2 or...
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Glogster as a Teaching Tool?

April 19, 2010

I have written about the website http://edu.glogster.com. It is a website that allows students to create digital posters. These posters may contain text, images, videos, and clip art. There are some really great examples available on my wiki page as well as on the Glogster site. You can read my previous post on Glogster...
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Interactive Applets for High School Math

March 1, 2010

I came across the website the other day. It is called analyze math http://www.analyzemath.com/. I found it to be a great resource for creating interactive math lessons.  Here is a description from the website: “The site includes several java applets to investigate Graphs of Functions, Equations, and Algebra. Topics explored are: equations of line,...
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Glogster – Create 21st Century Posters

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February 23, 2010
Glogster – Create 21st Century Posters

Have you ever heard of a Glog? Would you like to learn how to take a traditional project like a poster and create a 21st century, online version of one? Do you think your students would be interested in learning how to create an online poster with text, images, video clips, sound, graphics and...
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