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21 June 2010 Manitoba Education

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using SMARTboards effectively in the middle and senior years classroom 


  Manitoba Education

 June 21, 2010

 In this hands-on session we will learn basic through advanced “reveal techniques”, mechanics of using the board, lesson plan design, how to work with video and audio, weave in appropriate web 2.0 tools and applications, and discuss the pedagogical considerations that flow from using this technology, multimedia and the internet.


 Below you will find resources and links related to the SMARTen Up! workshop. All slides and SMART Notebook files used in the presentation can be found here as well as other resources teachers may find valuable.


The Aftermath

Ustream Video Archive

Please share feedback on the workshop here.




There will be a lot going on today and we'll need to get organized. I'm looking for a volunteer to be our D-in-C, Designer-in-Chief to keep our collaborative Google Doc pretty and well organized. (You're invited to join the doc now.)


June 21

9:00 - 9:30 Introductions & Getting Collaborative (there will be music!)


9:30 - 10:30 Basic Reveal Techniques


10:30 - 10:45 BREAK


10:45 - 12:00 Advanced Reveal Techniques and Challenges


12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH


1:00 - 2:00 SMARTen Up! with Multimedia


2:00 - 2:30 Web 2.0 Tools to Create & Share


2:30 - 2:45 BREAK


2:45 - 3:30 Next Steps ...


More Resources

There are lots of free resources for you on this page. Keep scrolling down.


The slides from the workshop are available for download below ...


Part 1: Reveal Techniques

 Download Notebook file: SMARTen Up Part 1.notebook



Part 2: SMARTen Up With Multimedia

Download Notebook file: SMARTen Up Part 2.notebook

Download Sounds: badabing.mp3  school_house_rock.mp3  ItsGreatToLearn.mp3  darn.mp3



Part 3: Weaving in the Web

Download Notebook file: SMARTen Up Part 3.notebook


Post Script: Sharpening the Saw

My First Class using a SMARTboard

A little rant about Things They Should Have Taught Me (comparing lessons a year later)

The same lesson another year later


How to Find Creative Commons Licensed Images on Flickr



A little screenr-cast illustrating how to download YouTube videos directly to your desktop:



Interactive Resources

At the bottom of the page you will find links to files you can download and begin using with your SMARTboard right away.


This presentation was put together collaboratively by an international group of teachers. One slide at a time. It grows, slowly, all the time. If you want to contribute contact information for Tom Barrett, a teacher in the UK who started it, is on the last slide.



Feed from the TeqSmart Blog. Often has links to Notebook lessons and self-installing Gallery files. This information will update itself automatically. You'll always find something new here:



Stay SMART! Get Connected!


Get SMART with SMART Boards podcast with James Holis and Harvey Almarode

Teaching with SMARTBoard video podcast with Dave Sladkey and Scott Miller



Join the SMARTboard Revolution ning

Share SMARTlinks at SMARTlinks wiki

More to explore in Darren's IWB bookmarks on delicious.com




There are two files you can download below. One is a collection of tools for your SB gallery. Just download it and double click; it will install automatically. It's mostly math stuff but I'm sure other teachers will find valuable stuff there too.


The second file is a Notebook file with over 170 teaching tools you can use in your classes. They can be added to your Notebook Gallery by clicking on them in the Page Sorter view as shown in the screen capture below.


(keep scrolling down)





Graphic Organizers (pdf files to download, permission granted for classroom use)

Lots more to download here.




Comments (2)

David Juce said

at 1:23 pm on Jun 21, 2010

We can downmload quicker here than your people in Winnipeg???

David Juce said

at 3:22 pm on Jun 21, 2010

A great day.thanks from afar...............

Dave and cre in PWSD

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