Free Widgets for SMART Notebook Software

Yesterday I uploaded a blog post about widgets for websites. If you don’t have a website you can attend a training day (see events) and learn how to create one. However, did you know that there are also free widgets for SMART Notebook software which you can download for free from SMART Exchange? I have recorded a short video tutorial explaining how to do this. My favorite widgets are the […]

Australia Day 2013 Free Teacher Resources

I used SMART Notebook software to create the two resources below. You can view the video, download the Notebook document (if you have SMART Notebook software) or download SMART interactive viewer for free and then view the document. All I ask is that you acknowledge your source and that the resources are not uploaded onto any other website without my permission. If you are a creative user of another interactive […]

Interactive Dice Games

With an outside temperature of 44 degrees Celsius today, it was the perfect opportunity to stay indoors and make some games. The documents below are SMART Notebook documents so you will require SMART Notebook software in order to open them. Alternatively, you can download SMART interactive viewer for free which will enable you to open and interact with the documents.   Dice_Games_1_JVillis Dice_Games_2_JVillis Scroll down for information in relation to […]

Looking for Jan 2013 Holiday Professional Development Training?

Inter-tech Education are offering 2 new sessions during the January 2013 school holidays. Please note: New sessions and new location!                 Professional Development Title 1: How to create your own website with user friendly tools! Date: 18th January 2013, 9:00-3:30 Descriptor: Throughout this day you will learn how to create your own website using a free educational web platform. Basic computing skills are […]

Twas the Night Before Christmas Resources (Middle Primary)

I created the Notebook document below which you are welcome to use for educational purposes. It is based on the poem, ‘Twas the night before Christmas’. The poem was first published anonymously in the Troy, New  York, Sentinel on December 23, 1823, and was reprinted  frequently thereafter with no name attached. Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779 – July 10, 1863)  who was an American  professor of Oriental and Greek […]

Creating Christmas Animations using PowerPoint and SMART Notebook

Simon Houghton  recently blogged an article which provides step by step instructions for teachers/students in relation to creating short animated GIF images of Christmas trees with flashing lights and stars  using PowerPoint. The procedure is easy to follow and is a great ICT lesson for the end of the year! I set this as an extension activity for several of my ICT savvy students in Year 3 today. Source: Carolyn Lewis, St Aloysius College […]

Creating digital porfolios with SMART Notebook

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 […]

Digital and paper working together

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 […]

SoundBible.com

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 […]

Christmas Resources Already?

In Australia, we are coming up to Term 4, a short 8 week teaching period. Therefore, I thought I would upload some Christmas resources early so that teachers could use these resources for their planning if they choose. Part 1: Non-commercial Resources (Catholic Faith) I have uploaded 5 smartboard documents and word document which I created. They can be downloaded for educational purposes only. Two are based on the Infancy Narratives according to […]