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Old 11-30-2006, 05:55 PM
 
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Just found out that I'm going to be getting Smartboard and document camera in my room after the holidays. I'm really excited. This will be the first in our building. Although I've seen these in use, I have never used them myself. Does anyone have ideas for getting started, Smartboard links, etc? I teach math and lang. arts (4th grade) and would appreciate any help or advice.


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There is a gallery page with resources use can use with your class that are interactive. It has grid paper, calculator, facts, and many more things.
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www.internet4classrooms.com - Click on Links for k-12 teachers then click on subject areas - then grade level - The have website links organized by standards and areas of instruction. It is fabulous. Like if I was doing short vowels for 1st grade they have many websites links to click on.

google search for websites based upon the skills you are teaching.

I have a computer and a LCD projector and can't imagine not using it everyday. If the internet is down, I at least still have Word and Powerpoint to whip something up quickly.
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visit www.smarttech.com and get the software downloaded and start playing with it and some of the premade lessons. They are sorted by standard, and searchable by state curriculum standards or by grade level and content. If you download a few you'll get a good idea of how they're made and used effectively and then you can start making your own notebook files for class!

I've had my board since april but really been using one on-and-off since 99 or 00 so feel free to ask questions if you'd like to message me.
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I teach first grade and this is my second year using my interactive board. Last year, honestly, I "played with it" a lot. My district was very proactive about giving us inhouse training and have trained staff members in each building to help us/coach us if we would like.

As you get to "play" with the toolbar - which is fabulous- and all the resources, you will be AMAZED at how motivating it is for the kids and how fun it is to use.

For example; we do Making words which we normally use letter cards in a pocket chart to do. Over the summer, I made "letter cards" on Kidspiration and the kids can manipulate the letter boxes around to form words.

Anything you can make on the computer can, at the very least, be displayed on the whiteboard.

This year I plan on making my Holidays Around the World Power Point more interactive .

And the resource sites others gave you are wonderful. I use them pretty regularly myself.

Hope it at the very least, gives you some encouragement.
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I teach 4th grade too. I'd link to my math and communication arts webpages for you, but our server is off line due to a power outage on that side of town. We've got plenty of ice from this winter storm! We are out of school Friday, so the server may not get reset until Monday.

Here are some resources for you, roo. Personally, I could not teach without my smartboard! Every classroom ought to have one. The first links to eMINTS is an all around good resource for just about any topic you can think of. eMINTS is a terrific ed tech-constructivist professional development model. We are very proud of the program here in MO and it is expanding into other states as well.

http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/by-title.shtml

http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/


The rest of these links are just ones I've stumbled across and tossed into my favorites.



http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm?s=15&m=429&p=251,index

http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/S...s.htm#specials

http://region6.mainelearns.org/SmartBoard.html

http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/SB/SB.html

http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/

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I used a smartboard in my classroom to play Famous Americans Jeopardy yesterday. My students loved it!! It was great to be able to just touch the question and show the answer, etc. My students were able to see the words (as opposed to when I connect my laptop to the t.v.). You can use the smartboard for a variety of games, which I'm sure you can adapt to your subjects. Also, the kids love being able to use the board, so make sure you give them the opportunity.
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