Smartboard for Dummies

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  1. clynns

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    Hi! I just received my first ever Smartboard. I'm excited to use but nervous because I don't know much about it. I teach Kindergarten and first grade. I think the more I "play" with it the more comfortable I'll become. Are there any really good interactive websites for K-2 grades that you can share with me? Thanks!
     
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  3. TeacherNY

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    Try www.starfall.com
    I have a few more saved on my computer at school so I'll try to post them during the week.
     
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    One thing to remember: always, always, click back on the arrow when using the Smartboard.
     
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    Why is that?
     
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    If you are clicked on the shape marker and then try to move something, you won't be able to. If you want to use a game or other manipulative, instead of clicking on something, you will keep making shapes.

    Same goes for the textbox maker, etc.
     
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    I love the Smart Exchange! Promethean Planet lessons work on a smartboard, you just need to download the free software that supports these lessons.
     
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    Here's a site with some easy activities... teacher.scholastic.com/whiteboards
     

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