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Teaching Smarter With SMART Boards

SMART Boards are revolutionizing today’s classroom.  Using these exciting interactive whiteboards, you can create multimedia lessons that engage learners and address diverse needs.  In this class, you will discover how to create outstanding presentations with SMART Board and SMART Notebook technology.  You will explore the basics of using these tools and discover how to create your own SMART board lessons blending text, videos, and graphics.  Your will also get some simple trouble-shooting tips.

By the time you have completed this course, you will be an expert at using your new high-tech tools to plan SMART board lessons that provide engaging, thought provoking, and easy-to-update material for today’s media-savvy learners.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Teaching Smarter With SMART Boards Details + Objective

Course Code: 4sb

You Will Learn
  • Learn to download and use SMART Notebook software on your computer
  • Learn about the many writing tools available on SMART Board and how to use them
  • Discover ways to use SMART Ink and Capture to make use of documents you already have
  • Discover the SMART Board Gallery where you will be able to create highly visual, interactive lessons that engage and involve your students
  • Learn about the Lesson Activity Toolkit and how it can help you in your classroom
  • Discover multimedia functions in your SMART Notebook
  • Learn tips in troubleshooting that will get you back on track quickly and easily
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become familiar with and utilize the SMART Board in your classroom
  • Create interactive and engaging lessons your students will love
  • Find resources for already put together lessons to meet your curriculum requirements and make your teaching life much easier
Teaching Smarter With SMART Boards Outline
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Week 1

In this first lesson, you will take a close look at what a SMART Board is and focus on its interactivity potential.  Then you will discover where technology fits into the more recent leaning theories.  You will explore the different learning types, multiple intelligences, differentiated instruction and constructivism. 

Week 2

In this lesson, you will download the SMART Notebook software and install it on your computer.  You will learn how to connect your SMART Board to your computer and projector.  Then you will take a tour of the SMART Board and SMART Notebook software. You will discover how to write on the SMART Board, beginning with how to type on it.  You will learn how to write using a collection of pens, how to make shapes, and how to use the eraser.

Week 3

In this lesson, you will discover ways to make use of documents you already have using two tools: Smart Ink and Capture.  You will also learn to use Table tool, which is a SMART Notebook tool that makes creating and manipulating tables and charts easy.  Then you will take a look at the SMART Board Gallery where you will find clip art, images, and more to help you teach every subject area.  You can even add your own images to the Gallery to tailor your lessons to your own wishes.

Week 4

In this lesson, you will explore the Lesson Activity Toolkit to see how it can help you with your classroom instruction.  With a simple drag and type, you can introduce, review, or enrich learning.  You will also learn about Page Sorter, Attachments tab, and Activity Builder tab.  Once you know how the SMART Notebook software works and what the various tools do, you will shift your focus to content.  In this lesson you will focus on finding effective lessons---ones that are already put together for you---to meet your curriculum requirements.

Week 5

In this lesson, you will learn how to make your own SMART Notebook lessons.  You will learn how to create reveal and drag-and-drop experiences. You will get some great lesson ideas.  Then you will learn to make your SMART Notebook lessons even more visual and interactive. You will learn to animate objects, add your own images, and add video and sound.

Week 6

In this final lesson, you will be learning how to use SMART Notebook’s Page Recorder, the SMART Recorder, and the SMART Video Player.  Then you will learn some troubleshooting tips.  You will discover some quick and easy ways to get back on track.  You will discover some additional tools you might consider using in the future.

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Teaching Smarter With SMART Boards Instructors
Lori Elliott

Lori Elliott, EdD, began her high-tech journey when her son brought home an iPod. Soon after, this veteran educator started wondering, "What if I could use technology as a way to reach my students and help them share ideas with each other?" With nearly 20 years of classroom teaching experience and a Doctor of Education degree, Lori has a passion for bringing the best of today's educational technology to the classroom. She's also the author of several books, including Teach Like a TechieAccidental Techie to the Rescue, and Teach Like a Techie With Apps. With her secrets, you'll soon be able to speak the language of your digital native students.

Teaching Smarter With SMART Boards Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

You will need the following to support the SMART software:

Technical Requirements (Windows)

  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor or better
  • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB of RAM for 4K/UHD displays)
  • Free hard disk space: 4.7 GB
  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 operating system
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5.1 for SMART Notebook software and SMART Ink
  • Microsoft Visual Studio® Tools 2010 for Office for SMART Ink
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 23 ActiveX® control for SMART Notebook software
  • DirectX® technology 10 or later for SMART Notebook software
  • Internet Explorer® Internet browser 8 or later
  • Internet access to download Gallery content and Language Packs

Additional Information / Requirements

  • Adobe Flash Player 23 Firefox® plug-in for SMART Notebook software
  • DirectX 10 compatible graphics hardware for SMART Notebook software
  • Windows 7 SP1 Platform Update KB2670838
  • Windows Update KB3033929

Note: You will receive instructions in Lesson 3 to download the SMART software.  If you will be using the 30-day free trial offer, please do not download it prior to Lesson 3.

Note: This course was written for the Windows Operating System.  There is similar SMART software available for Mac O/S X.  If you take this course and are using a Mac, please be advised there are noticeable differences between the Windows version and the Mac version.   

Teaching Smarter With SMART Boards Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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