Showing posts with label IWB. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IWB. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Search Engine for SMART Notebook Files

Google Custom Search allows anyone to create his or her own search engine. The benefit of this is that you can create a very subject specific search environment. One such use that I found through The Whiteboard Blog is a SMART Notebook search engine. As you would expect from the name, the SMART Notebook search engine is designed to help you find resources designed for teaching with SMARTBoards.

You can access the search engine here or try it out as embedded below.

Applications for Education
Even though interactive whiteboards seems to be losing the popularity they enjoyed a few years ago, there are still in classrooms all over the world. To get the most out of that investment it's important to help teachers locate resources that can help them make the best use of interactive whiteboards. The SMART Notebook search engine could help teachers find resources to include in their IWB lessons.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Two Excellent SMARTBoard Blogs to Bookmark

I have to admit that I don't always understand the appeal of SMARTBoards (or any other interactive whiteboard). That is probably because I often see them being used as nothing more than expensive LCD projectors. Then sometimes I see IWBs being used in a manner that makes me stop and say, "hmmm, now that is neat." If your thoughts about interactive whiteboards are like mine, you might benefit from reading Why Teachers Love SMARTBoards. The document was created by James Hollis who runs Teachers Love SMARTBoards a blog and training service.


Another good blog about resources for interactive whiteboards is Danny Nicholson's The Whiteboard Blog. I've mentioned Danny's blog before because I often find good IWB-specific resources in his blog posts.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Training Guides & Help Sheets for Interactive Whiteboards

Interactive whiteboards, IWBs for short, are popular with school administrators and school boards because they're a big symbol of technology. Unfortunately, they're often installed without providing a budget to teach teachers how to use them effectively. That's where folks like Danny Nicholson come to the aid of teachers. Danny writes the Whiteboard Blog. On the Whiteboard Blog you can find dozens of video tutorials and printable help sheets for learning to use your IWB to develop lessons. And if you're interested in a collection of resources for your IWB that you can hold in your hand, Danny offers a 200 page book through Lulu.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Grammaropolis - Fun Grammar Games & Videos

Grammaropolis is website designed to help elementary school students learn the parts of speech. Grammaropolis features cartoon characters that represent nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech. Students can click on any of the characters to read that character's story. After going through the character stories students can watch videos about the parts of speech and play games about the parts of speech.

Here is one of the videos available on Grammaropolis.


Thanks to Kelly Tenkely for this neat resource. If you're an elementary school teacher, I highly recommend subscribing to Kelly's blog iLearn Technology.

Applications for Education
The games on Grammaropolis could provide a fun way for students to review their knowledge of the parts of speech. While I don't think it was intentionally designed for use on an interactive whiteboard, I do think that Word Sort on Grammaropolis could be a good IWB activity.