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Sunday, March 14, 2010

#70 Printing, Exporting, and Importing with Smartboard Notebook Software

#70 Printing, Exporting, and Importing with Smartboard Notebook Software

This is another great episode from the Smartboard Guys. This episode covers how to print from Notebook software. There are several neat features including the ability to customize handouts for students. Equally as important are instructions on how to export all of your powerpoints ( I know I have a lot of work invested here) into Notebook Software. Enjoy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Clips for Class

Ever wish that someone had previewed and sorted the best clips to illustrate a concept you are trying to teach in class... You are in luck. This site has links to numerous clips ( many Youtube) organized by content.
Explore & Enjoy!
Thanks to the Whiteboard Blog for the post

Friday, March 5, 2010

A New Idea for Current Events Day

Many social studies teacher devote part of the school week to current events. This site generates top news stories by the hour in a graphic and interactive way.

Using Grouping Feature in Smartboard

Here is another short one from Blossom Learning on using the grouping feature in Smartboard.

Find more videos like this on Classroom 2.0
Enjoy the sunny weekend  :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Trivia Hero Review Game

This is a screen shot of  an AMAZING trivia game created by teacher Donald Heberer. You can download it here.

Teaching with the Smartboard- Random list generator

This Video is from a series done by the Smartboard guys.
The clip is about the use of Notebook Software tools that randomly generate lists for groups, and class discussion. Check in out :)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Using the Magic Pen in Smartboard- Did you know it can zoom and magnify?

This is from a site called smartboard revolution. There are a couple short 2 min videos that highlight other smartboard features as well
This one shows the Magic Pen.

Find more videos like this on SMART Board Revolution

Friday, February 26, 2010

Geospy for labeling nations

Here is another site for identifying countries... thanks to Bruce P

It's called GeoSpy and it's a great way to interact with the world while learning or reviewing continents, countries, states and provinces. I actually used it to brush up on my Canadian Territories and Provinces. I'm happy to report that I can now (after three tries...New Brunswick always gets me) identify all 13 Territories and Provinces (yeah). (from teachers love smart boards site)

Growth of a Nation youtube

Here is a short you tube on Growth of a Nation

Drag and Drop USA States and Capitals

From the Teachers Love SmartBoards Blog...
The first site is called State Capitals and it allows you to practice identifying the U.S. capitals using a highly engaging interactive site.
The second site is called Place the State and it challenges students to drag and drop states to the correct location on a map of the United States. It even calculates how far off you are.
There is also a link to Asia, Europe and Africa....

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Primary Sources In SS Classroom

Here is one from Nick - a link to a webpage that contains oodles of Primary Source documents

44 Ways to use Smartboard in the Classroom

Here is a google slideshare that discusses some ways to use the Smartboard in your classroom

Sick of Powerpoint

Need a break from using Powerpoint- try Prezi presentation site. Educators and students can download the program for free. Thanks to Nick P for showing me this new site :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Trivia Hero

-This notebook game mimics the Guitar Hero game that has become so popular.
The game was created by a teacher for a workshop/smartboard assignment.
If you use games to review for tests/ quizzes it class- It is worth a download!

Wordle for Class definitions site creates word clouds based on the frequency of words. I used it on the first day of Psychology to do a "class definition"

Monday, February 22, 2010

Discover Ancient Rome in Google Earth

Here is a great one for all you world history teachers. Allows you to tour Ancient Rome in 3D. Pretty Amazing.

Friday, February 19, 2010

"Moveable" World Map for SMART Board

This is a simple map for showing basic world geography.
You can move or pan the map with the hand feature and tehn mark key spots with a virtual thumb tack !

Gigapan Panoramic Viewer

Another interesting site-

Gigapan is a project that incorporates extremely high resolution photographs in a panoramic setting using an innovative method of exploring the image over the Internet.

This site is so easy to use with the SMART Board and it's truly one of the most fascinating sites to learn about the world around us

Gapminder Interactive Stats

An amazing visual source for anyone that uses comparative statistics in the classroom. It allows teacher or students to compare data from countries around the world over time and shows gaps within the US as well. Great application for US History, Economics and sociology. Give it a try

Works great with the Smartboard too !

Growth of a Nation

The Growth of a Nation from the Animated Atlas website seems useful. The presentation takes you through the growth of the United States from 1780 all the way through to the current day.

The website is fully interactive and works great on the Smartboard; it allows you to pause and restart the presentation; it allows you to slide the time line pointer to advance to different time periods, it allows you to click on the states to see more detail; and it even provides a scrollable time line that organizes pertinent data into key topics
(from Teachers love smart boards blog)