YouTube Glossary Template for SMART Notebook

Make visual connections with your classroom glossary terms by downloading the template I made from SMART Exchange. After downloading the file, simply add your glossary words, change the URL of the in page Internet Browser and that’s all!  Click Here to access the file. If you work in a school that has SMART Board Interactive…

Classroom Management with the Magic Pen

With more and more schools integrating interactive whiteboards in the classrooms, its imperative for teachers to know meaningful educational technology tips that will help them on a daily basis. The magic pen in SMART Notebook is a great tool to know. One of it’s 3 functions is to automatically erase after a certain duration (you…

SMART Facebook Template

Students get excited over the most interesting things. As educators we have to do our best to make our lessons engaging as possible. If that means intertwining students interests, then why not? Social networks are typically an obvious choice when it comes to students interests.    If you are an educator with a SMART Interactive…

Cookie Monster Attendance

Interactive Whiteboard users always want a fun and efficient way to do their attendance. It has become a great trend of teachers who have a SMART or Promethean boards in their room either create or download a attendance templates. Sometimes those templates are not as visually interesting or tie into your classroom theme.    For those of you…

Fix for Adobe Flash not Working In SMART Notebook

If you are unable to use any Adobe Flash resources in SMART Notebook 11 such as Gallery Multimedia items or Lesson Activity Toolkit items, you are probably running a version of Flash that is not compatible.  How to Fix: Downgrade Adobe Flash Player from version 11.9 to 11.8… Using your web browser, download the Adobe…

Magic Pen in SMART Notebook 11

If you have a SMART Board interactive whiteboard in your classroom, the magic pen is a great and versatile tool you can use. It has 3 functions.  1. Fade Effect: after you draw or write, the digital ink will gradually disappear. (view demo) How to do this- Using the magic pen, write or draw on…

SMART Notebook: Erase to Reveal Effect

If you are an educator with a SMART Board in your classroom and use Notebook 11 from time to time, here is a simple and neat technique on how to erase and reveal hidden information on your page.  Click here to view the short instructional video                   …

Interactive Websites for Interactive Whiteboards

Whether you have a SMART Board, Promethean Board or any other type of interactive whiteboard, you may want more activity resources for you or your students to use. Here are a few websites that could help you find pre-made files and templates for your classroom lessons, in-class activities, or centers.  SMART Exchange Click Here to view Promethean Planet…

Animated Attendance for SMART Notebook

SMART Board teachers who want a fun and efficient way to take attendance an lunch count? Try out my Animated Attendance SMART Notebook file. Within the Notebook file you have two options: an attendance page only and a attendance / lunch count page.  Click here to access the file from the SMART Exchange.    Note: In…

SMART Notebook: Lesson Activity Toolkit

If you are an educator with a SMART Board in your classroom and use Notebook 11 from time to time, you may want to start looking into using the Lesson Activity Toolkit located in the Gallery tab.  SMART describes the Lesson Activity Toolkit as a collection of customized tools and templates, including activities, games, and…

SMART Exchange

Looking for a great place to download FREE pre-made SMART Notebook files for your SMART Board or SMART Table?  Visit SMART Exchange   The Smart Exchange has tons of SMART user and teacher made SMART Notebook lessons and activities that are ready to use.  * Recommendations:  Search for lesson by exact content (i.e. fractions) not…

Orienting Your SMART Board

Have you ever walked into a room with a SMART Board and noticed that every time you touch the board it’s a bit or way off. This is a sign you need to orient your board and it is super easy to do. 1. To orient the SMART board, press and hold the On-Screen keyboard…