Smart board tricks
27 smart board tips and tricks (part 2)
For many years, I’ve had a Smart Board in my classroom, and this year I was asked to build and present a Smart Board workshop for my colleagues. Since I was already putting this information together, I figured I’d share it with a wider audience! The emphasis of this first post will be on how to use a Smart Board and Smart Notebook apps in the classroom.
If the device is connected to the projector when it starts up, it can change the screen size and resolution to match the Smart Board. If the monitor is turned on before the projector is connected, the computer’s screen aspect ratio will be preserved, which could result in a disproportionate or squished appearance when projected onto the Smart Board.
The projector will view your computer’s desktop when it first starts up. Keep this in mind when picking a background wallpaper, and I recommend avoiding saving files to the desktop. (If you’re using a computer, this is an easy one to overlook.) Don’t use personal images as your computer’s wallpaper unless you want your students to be instantly distracted by a huge image of your dog.)
Erste schritte am smart board
The majority of teachers who use SMART Notebook on a regular basis know how to resize every shape or image as an object on their lesson pages. Simply press the object once and drag the silver resize button in the lower right corner diagonally. When achieved this way, the form preserves its proportions – that is, it maintains its shape as it grows or shrinks. To make their geometric shapes or pictures fit better into the lesson room, most teachers do this. Have you figured out how to “break the form” yet?
Take a look at the photos below. To make the lion bigger in the first example, we use the standard resizing method. Instead of dragging diagonally up or down in the second example, I wiggle it around as the shape gets bigger or smaller to “break the shape.”
To your lesson list, add a few animals, country silhouettes, or pictures of famous people. Render them difficult to identify by distorting them horizontally and/or vertically. Students can guess what the picture is and then come to the board to distort it back to its original state. The following example may be from a “Guess the Person” game.
Tipps und tricks mit der smart notebook software – teil 1
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I was the first teacher in my school to receive a Smart Board, and I had never seen one until it arrived. I spent countless hours of my own time figuring out how to use Smart Notebook effectively. I’ll never forget spending two hours attempting to rewrite a program that involved popping balloons! In our line of work, time is of the essence. We work extremely hard to provide our students with the tools they need, and we devote countless hours to lesson planning and data collection. I loved my Smart Board, but I couldn’t seem to find the time to build and use the programs it offered. Imagine 33 kindergarten students working together at a Smart Board to learn letter sounds. That was my classroom just a few years ago.
I start the day with “Morning Routine” with my second graders. Students take turns, and now that we’ve grown used to the pattern, it just takes a few minutes…. and the best part? Since our calendar is interactive, I have more room on my bulletin boards.