|This was one of the mose useful professional ed courses I have taken. Each lesson had practical, easy to understand information. I came away with more useful tools than from all of the other Act 48 courses I have ever taken. Thank you|
|I learned so much from this course. It was much better than an in-service since I got to actually do the assignments and activities. I feel better prepared to work with the SMARTboard in my classroom and help my students learn to use it as well.|
|This course has been very helpful and has increased my confidence greatly. The instructor spoke in terms that were understandable and easy to follow. The lessons and the assignments were able to be used in the classroom immediately. I enjoyed the lessons. I could not wait to return to the next lesson. I have taken other SDE courses and have always been impressed by the quality of the course and the knowledge of the teacher, as well as with this course. I did appreciated the flexibility of participation in the lessons.|
|Lori is a phenomenal teacher. I have seen her in person at SDE conference workshops and am amazed at how much of her dynamic personality comes through via the web! She is direct, candid and patient and she really understands this dilemma many teachers are in: they are too old to be techno-babies but young enough that they simply must "catch up" with the technology their students have grown up with.|
|Great class and the teacher really knew her subject!|
Course Code: 4sb
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Techie, Accidental 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.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
You will need the following to support the SMART software:
Technical Requirements (Windows)
Additional Information / Requirements
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.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
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.
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.
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.