Smartboard - 8th Grade Math

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  1. mnteacherguy

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    At workshop yesterday I just found out my room is equipped with a smartboard. For all of you math folks (or anyone else with expertise) have you ever used one in the classroom, secondly what good lessons did you use this great technology for?
     
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    i love smartboards! we don't have one in classrooms but in our media center classroom we do...For history people, you can draw on maps to chart battles & such.

    Math is my tough subject...but with auto shapes I'm sure you could do some really good stuff! I'M JEALOUS I WANT A SMART BOARD.
     
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    I teach 7th grade language arts, and I've used my SmartBoard every day this year . . . that's just two weeks, but you get the idea. I got it toward the end of the year last year. I use it for everything I use my whiteboard, my overhead projector, and my computer for.
     
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    I have a smart board too. I have no idea how to use it. I would love to learn. I think I am going to set it up in the upper grades classroom.
     
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    I go to my first workshop on my new smart board this week. I have ideas, but don't know how to use it yet.
     
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    HELP!

    I've been out of the workforce for 6 years. When I left, we were using chalk and blackboards, although some teachers preferred the overhead.

    Could someone tell me exactly WHAT a smartboard IS?
     
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    An interactive white board.
     
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    Basically it is a computer projector (displays what's on your computer desktop), that is interactive, you can "write" on with special markers and some turn your writing to text for printouts. I've heard some math teachers using them for notes, interactive lessons, etc. I'm going to try to use it for notes, students coming to the board to work, not sure what else????
     
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    I know that you can save what you do on the smartboard.
     
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    Smartboards are awesome! I was just trained on one ! I am also a math teacher. On the smartboard website I think they have a tutorial if I remember right.

    You could create powerpoints for your notes and kids can solve the examples with the pens. You could use Powerpoint jeopardy for review. Any website with Applets or Java would be fun on the Smartboard.

    On a fun day you can get on the internet and play math games with the kids.

    Search the internet for smartboard presentations (Sorry my list is at school). I heard there are a lot. I am sharing one this year so I am jealous you have your own. Playing around with it will help you. Ask around in your building there may be someone who can help you too. At least with the basics and the rest will come later.

    Here are a few websites I do have at home:

    http://208.183.128.3/ce/ppt6-12math.htm
    http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson306.shtml
    http://fractionbars.com/Equations_Game/
    http://www.setgame.com/quiddler/puzzle_frame.htm

    I hope this helped. Have fun and enjoy I know your kids will.
     
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    Just signed up for a district workshop tomorrow....I'll let you know what ideas I get
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I use a projector with my computer, but I don't have a smartboard. I would love to have one! I teach 7-8 grade math and the kids love to get their notes from the computer. Luckily, our textbook series has a CD with power point presentations for each lesson in the book. Last year I used it almost daily. Unfortunately, our school only has 2 projectors and more and more teachers are wanting to use them. I won't have one nearly as often in my own room this year. Bummer. . .
     
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    Also on the smartboard if you are going to be absent you can record yourself doing the lesson(s) they are going to miss. It's like you are there but not physically

    pi-lover- what textbook do you use that has the powerpoint presentations on cd?
     
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    I use Glencoe's Mathematics: Applications and Connections, Course 2 and Course 3. They have a 2004 copyright.
     
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    The workshop today was helpful for me, but probably not for you more advanced users They showed us how to write and change texted colors, save our "boards" as files so we do not need to re-write the material each hour (great if you teach a class, then teach your other prep the next hour), use the smartboard as a projector from our computer, etc.

    I like the idea for recording your lesson, or a brief BEHAVE FOR THE SUB...this is what you are to do...seems like that could be quite effective
     
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    On CBS they had a designer of the smart board and did a demo lesson. Pretty cool! Now I really want to learn how to use mine.
     

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