SMART Tutorial #5: Locked Objects

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Interaction is a great way to engage our students with classroom activities. However, every time a student is on the board interacting with objects, there is a strong chance that he/she might accidentally move, rotate, or even delete an object. To prevent such mistakes, we have the option to lock objects in SMART Notebook software. Read more »

SMART Tutorial #4: Infinite Cloner

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With the Infinite Cloner we can create multiple duplicates of an object. The infinite cloner is a particularly effective tool for building interactive activities that require the repeated use of the same object. A simple gesture of selecting and dragging is all is needed to create another instance of the object we wish to duplicate. Read more »

SMART Tutorial #3: The Screen Capture Toolbar

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The screen capture tool is your best friend for importing online materials or existing documents into the SMART Notebook fast. Also, the screen capture tool can be used for storing your annotated SMART documents. This way, you can share your class notes with others or refresh your memory when you will have to teach the Read more »

SMART Tutorial #2: Customizing the Toolbar

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SMART Tutorial #2: Customizing the Toolbar By default, the SMART Notebook application starts up with a very clean and minimal interface with an easy to use toolbar. Everything is well thought out and organized to best assist the user with creating teaching materials as well as with navigating around the software easily. And while simplicity Read more »

SMART Tutorial #1: Utilizing Existing Documents

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SMART Tutorial #1: Utilizing Existing Documents After learning the fundamentals of the SMART Notebook software, the next essential step is to generate teaching materials. But, what if you already have materials like MS Word Documents, PDF files, and Images for example? In this case, the transparent background tool can be your best friend as it Read more »

Why Interactive Learning? Technology in the Classroom

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As a millennial, I used to constantly hear the phrase “PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY” shouted across classrooms and hallways daily. For years, teachers have battled electronic interruptions head-first; but is it time for education to finally embrace interactive technology? Recent statistics show that roughly three-quarters of Americans own smart phones with that number continuing to Read more »