Educreations Interactive Whiteboard App turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. With voice recording, realistic digital ink, photos and text, and simple sharing through email, Facebook or Twitter, now you can broadcast your ideas from anywhere.
You can use SMART Notebook software to create digital portfolios for your students. All you need to do is to create one document with activities and learning tasks that you would like your students to engage with. You can include instructions, images, links, videos, 3D content, sound, flash content and anything else that you can think of. Once you have created your document simply create duplicate copies and rename each […]
The video above demonstrates the digital world in which our young students are engaging. I believe that young children need to be exposed to digital books as well as electonic books. I would hate to see picture books become a component of history lessons! Electronic books which can be displayed through the SMARTboard are ideal for class use as all students can clearly see the pages. However, teachers can use a […]
3 cats explore an iPad. The first cat is intensively curious at the beginning, jumps in/plays and then walks away. The second cat, watches, explores, persists and stays. The third cat sits and watches, puts its paw in and tries to ignore it. Then, after realising that it won’t go away, the cat jumps in and explores the technology. Which cat are you?
Techradar.com is unashamedly geeky about technology and they are the largest UK-based consumer technology news and reviews site. The iPad Mini link will provide you with updated information about the release date and what the iPad will have to offer. In terms of Education, I think the predicted cost of the iPad Mini is more realistic for most schools compared to the current cost of the iPad. I recently blogged […]
SoundBible.com offers free sound clips for download in either wav or mp3 format. For SMART board users you will need to download the sound file as a mp3 in order to insert it into a SMART Notebook document. Once you have downloaded the sound file, right click on an word/image, select the drop down menu, select ‘sound’, ‘browse’ and then find your sound file. I like SoundBible.com because no ‘sign […]
Wordshake is a game which you can play on any interactive whiteboard. Students are given 3 minutes to create as many words from the letters which were shaken and then displayed on the smartboard. Source: http://smartboardgoodies.com/
Sheppard software is sensational. This Sheppard Softare Grammar link will take you to free online grammar resources which are ideal for the Interactive Whiteboard. Students can explore the ‘Noun Explorer’, ‘Adjective Adventure’, ‘Verbs in Space’, ‘Comma Chameleon’ and ‘Magical Capitals’.
Matt Granger hosts the online forum, smarboardrevolution.com. He recently uploaded a cool tip about what to do if your SMART board pens begin to look ‘well loved’.
Andy is an e-learning advisor at the University of Roehampton, in Southwest London. He has many roles, one of which involves training lecturers and trainee teachers in the use of Interactive Whiteboards. He has been a user of SMARTboards for about 6 years and has given me permission to share his introductory lesson videos on this edublog. All videos go for less than 5 minutes are a great start for new SMARTboard […]