Posts tagged SMART Boards
This page has materials and resources that may help you as you become more comfortable with using SMART Boards and iPads in your instruction. If you come across any materials that you want to add, please email me at my usual APS email address.
Morning Session – SMART Boards
- This video, from December 2011, provides an overview of how to use some of the basic features of SMART Boards.
- Download Jon’s SMART Notebook file from the workshop. (COMING SOON!)
- Download SMART Notebook at home. (You will need to enter a license code within 30 days.)
Other Assorted Tutorials
- Naomi Harm has a tutorial that is rather detailed. If you are feeling overwhelmed by it, skip to the later pages which focus on the more typical day-to-day activities. BEWARE of the advertisements on the right side of the page. You don’t want to download junk unintentionally.
- I’ve watched snippets of these tutorial videos (but not in their entirety), and they seem good. They will not work on iPads or iPhones, however.
- We found this tutorial video about SMART Notebook’s print capture tool during our break. It may be helpful to you!
Principles for Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Design and Implementation
- Download a handout here.
- Watch videos of some of Jon’s earlier PD sessions about SMART Board use and the Principles.
Afternoon Session – iPads
- Apple offers this handbook to help educators to use iPads in their instruction.
- More guides for using Apple products with students who have special needs are available on the Apple website. (Many cover a variety of Mac products – not just iPads.)
- This site offers more good resources about integrating iPad use into instruction.
- Richard Byrne’s website is RICH with recommendations for valuable apps. I’ve followed his work for many years. It’s top notch!
- I first learned of iEducation App Review when I attended a conference and saw Meg Wilson speak. This no-frills website offers extremely comprehensive reviews and recommendations for apps, with particular focus on apps for students with special needs.
- Here is the app rubric I shared with you. Remember, the scores you give an app SHOULD and likely will vary depending on what student would be using the app and what your goals are for how the app will be used.
The term Interactive Whiteboards, or IAWs, refers to the collection of hands-on boards on the market that allow users to interact with their computers. Most IAWs are pressure-sensitive, work with a stylus, or triangulate the user’s position on the surface of the board. The different technologies offer a lot of opportunities to teachers, and each style comes with its own pros and cons. (More to come!)
Looking for resources specifically for SMART Boards? Click here.
- The Interactive Resources suite of software for IAWs is the BEST piece of software I’ve come across for IAW-equipped instruction, bar none! The mini-apps target a wide range of skills, and most can be previewed online through fully-functional demo versions before you make any purchases. Definitely worth checking out!