Smart Board websites/ideas

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  1. SportsFanTr

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    I am getting a smart board installed in my room on Friday!!!! :D (It is the SMART brand). I am super duper excited, but a little nervous because I've never really used one before except a little bit in student teaching over 5 years ago.

    Do you have any go-to websites?
    What are your favorites?
    Any tips or tricks you've learned that work well?

    :thanks:
     
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    Tips: always make sure that you click on the arrow! Only one pen at a time!

    Tricks: use the smart exchange and the tool kit.
     
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    I don't have any sites to add, but just wanted to say that I'M JEALOUS!!
     
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    Brainpop is awesome on the SB!

    We go to a weather site every morning...do some math with the temperatures (range, mode, median)...
     
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    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE mine!!!!!
     
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    If you accidentally write on it using a whiteboard pen, you can remove the ink using computer monitor cleaner. Someone at our school learned that this week. :)
     
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    Good to know!!! I haven't yet...but I'm always afraid my kids will.
     
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    Spellingcity is great on the SB.

    What grade and state is the for? I might have more, depending on the grade.
     
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    I love my Smartboard because I can do things on it that I could never do with an overhead. I can show a short clip to students, I can pull in manipulatives without needing space to store them, I can play a review game, I can save the notes and print for a student or email to a parent. It truly is amazing all the great teaching that can go on with a smartboard!!!
     
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    This is my first year to have a Smart board (just had overhead last year). I can't imagine ever using an overhead again! Mopar - haven't thought of printing or e-mailing the notes before. Brilliant!
     
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    txteach---it saves me so much time with the absent students or students who have it written in their IEP.
     
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    Thanks for the awesome ideas and websites so far guys, I'll be busy checking those out!

    I teach fourth grade in Tennessee.

    I too have had an overhead, but a Smartboard to me is just 1000 times better, why use an abacus if you can use a calculator? (But, don't worry we don't use calculators in 4th grade, I abhor them for kids under high school level).

    I would be interested in knowing how to save/e-mail the notes as well. I think that would be neat to save a file, and update them to a website each day for kids to use, especially in Math or Science.

    Tomorrow is the big day, I can't wait! :D
     
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    We are getting one also. I can't wait to try it out. Overheads would be great but that wasn't an option since we got a grant specifically for SBs.
     
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    I save my files as PDFs, this way parents do not need smart notebook. However, it is free to download smart notebook and can be used without a smartboard. Some of our parents have downloaded it and I send them the actual smart notebook files.
     
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    I also love the ability to add animations to the lesson. One day, when I knew I was going to be out, I set up my entire lesson in notebook.

    I worked out every problem on the smartboard and recorded how I worked them out. I recorded my talking, my writing, and even wait time. All the sub had to do was press play.
     

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