Note: This wiki page is not an advertisement for Smartboard software or hardware - I have a Smartboard in my classroom and as a consequence I have used the terms Smartboard and IWB interchangeably.

What is a Smart Board?

The SMARTBoard is an interactive whiteboard. It has a touch sensitive surface that controls a computer. An individual's finger becomes a mouse that controls the computer's desktop. There is a physical button on the board for a popup keyboard or a right mouse click. This product was first introduced in 1991.
This board is connected to a computer via a serial connection or a USB port, which allows the board to interact with the computer as both a mouse and a keyboard. The computer is then connected to either a front or rear projector and displayed on the appropriate board. The interactivity of the board is found in its touch-sensitive surface. Most come with four electronic color "markers" and an electronic eraser on a tray. Removing an object from the tray position tells the touch sensitive screen which device to use. Some people remove the device and use their fingers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_board

How are they useful?

Primary ICT - Whiteboard Science - Electricity and Space
Source: Teachers TV - http://www.teachers.tv/video/13828

Pedagogy and IWBs

Exploring pedagogy with interactive whiteboards: A case study of six schools from 2005-2006
http://www.ed-dev.uts.edu.au/teachered/research/iwbproject/home.html

A report on the using of IWBs with The Learning Federation's Learning Objects
http://www.thelearningfederation.edu.au/verve/_resources/towards_a_disruptive_pedagogy.pdf




Tutorials:

Touch Write and Save Tutorial - http://downloads.smarttech.com/media/trainingCenter/flash/Touch%20Write%20and%20Save.htm
Smart Board Training Videos - http://www.interactivewhiteboard.net.au/story.asp?sc=0&id=782
http://movies.atomiclearning.com/uk/smartboard95_pc/
Smart Training Centre - http://smarttech.com/trainingcenter/tutorials.asp#

Specific Tutorials on your Smart Board:
1. Orientation of your smart board - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5_a_dNpmQ
2. Using the Spotlight Tool

Find more videos like this on SMART Board Revolution

3. Using Format Painter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asq9AMYx5PU
4. Saving what I draw as a jpeg - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdcwC1z22eQ
5. Google Earth and the Smart Board - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt2scrqgd4Y
6. Recorder tutorial

7. Saving Shockwave Files to your Gallery
http://smartboardrevolution.ning.com/video/video/show?id=2001664:Video:2687
8. Using the Smart Board Video Player

9. Senteo Manager - creating a class list -
http://downloads.smarttech.com/media/trainingcenter/flash/senteo/senteomanager-buildingaclasslist.htm
10. Importing a youtube or teachertube video into your notebook -
http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=5970344e5c920495558b
Note: this step requires 3 steps
i) use firefox as your browser (not explorer)
ii) download from www.downloadhelper.net a program called download helper extension - click on the install link
iii) you will also need to go and install a flv player - suggested source - http://www.download.com/FLV-Player/3000-2139_4-10467081.html
These three programs will allow you to download/save/play flash files within your notebook page with having all of the advertising information around the page.
Podcast of this Action:

11. Create shapes and text - http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=d452c54ea6427b18960f
12. Create a reveal page - http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=d09cb90cf5756b340f24
13. Creating interactive pages - http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=3c51a48f840e0b6e8e2b
14. Grouping and Locking in Notebook - http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=069f16dc638b529ba03b
15. File Linking - http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=9ced373d95ee7eb3c4b7
16. Import picture files and infinite cloner tools - http://www.60sectech.com/Tutorials/E190FE86-4FB7-4BB9-BD5D-7A5067A2BAF0.html
17. Creating, Naming and Cloning - http://www.60sectech.com/Tutorials/4C0292E9-BE2D-4EA5-AA53-359D2B155FEE.html
18. Extra tools and Language settings - http://www.60sectech.com/Tutorials/2CF0E4AB-38FD-4375-9737-166E9093A6BA.html
19. Importing Powerpoint http://www.60sectech.com/Tutorials/647C5938-48FE-4136-9B80-83D2D8CE0B58.html
20. Importing Word - http://www.60sectech.com/Tutorials/BDBCB111-9947-449B-98DB-D43806070377.html
21. Handwriting to Text Function - I use this one all the time - have you seen my handwriting? - http://www.60sectech.com/Tutorials/8F1DE778-A8B4-4C4A-9AAB-0840963B8F34.html



Smart Board PMI
Plus: Interactive and engaging
Minus: Size and cost
Interesting: calibration often needs resetting



Useful Links:
Smart Tech - http://exchange.smarttech.com/
Create a Graph -
Using Gizmos - http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Education/ConservationCentral/walk/default.cfm



Primary Education:

Excellent local source: http://www.copacabana-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/Get_Smart.htm
Template for K-12 General Resources - http://www1.center.k12.mo.us/EDTECH/SB/templates.htm

K-3 Science downloads -
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/Australia/Primary/R-3/Science/?sort=
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/Canada/Elementary/K-3/Science/?sort=
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/United+States/Ele
mentary/K-3/Science/?sort=

4-6 Science downloads
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/Australia/Primary/4-7/Science/?sort=
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/Canada/Elementary/4-6/Science/?sort=
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/United+States/Elementary/4-6/Science/?sort=



Primary Concentration Flip Charts downloads -
http://www.schoolexpress.com/compsoft/software02.php

K-3 Physics Lesson on Push and Pull Forces
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/push_pull/eng/Introduction/default.htm

4-7 Science Resource for Circuits -
http://www.mystery-productions.info/hyper/Hypermedia_2003/Thelwell/Site/
http://www.learningcircuits.co.uk/


4-7 Science Resources from BBC - Pod's Missions for Bones, Electricity and Solids and Liquids
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/podsmission/

High School Education:


Year 7 to 9 Resources:
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/Australia/Secondary/8-9/Science/?sort=
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/Canada/Secondary/7-9/Biology/?sort=
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/United+States/Secondary/7-9/Biology/?sort=

Year 10 to 12 Resources:
http://education.smarttech.com/EdCompassCMS/Template/LearningActivity/FileActivitySummary.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRNODEGUID=%7b68ECC725-1081-434A-81F7-E512B21F40A0%7d&NRORIGINALURL=%2fste%2fen-US%2fEd%2bResource%2fLesson%2bactivities%2fNotebook%2bactivities%2fBrowse%2bNotebook%2fAustralia%2fSecondary%2f10-13%2fScience%2f%3fsort%3d&NRCACHEHINT=Guest
http://education.smarttech.com/EdCompassCMS/Template/LearningActivity/FileActivitySummary.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRNODEGUID=%7b68ECC725-1081-434A-81F7-E512B21F40A0%7d&NRORIGINALURL=%2fste%2fen-US%2fEd%2bResource%2fLesson%2bactivities%2fNotebook%2bactivities%2fBrowse%2bNotebook%2fAustralia%2fSecondary%2f10-13%2fScience%2f%3fsort%3d&NRCACHEHINT=Guest

Biology

Junior Science - Panda Habitat Adventure
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Education/ConservationCentral/challenge/default.cfm

Walk in a Forest
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Education/ConservationCentral/walk/default.cfm

Chemistry

Smart Chemistry
Year 7 to 9 Resources
http://www.education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/United+States/Secondary/7-9/Chemistry/
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/United+States/Secondary/7-9/Chemistry/?sort=


West Midlands Regional Resources for IWBs
http://www.wmnet.org.uk/14.cfm?s=14&m=80&p=80,index
includes units on Chemistry of Crude Oil and Chemical Reactions


Physics

Smart Physics
Year 7 to 9 Resources:
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/Canada/Secondary/7-9/Physics/?sort=
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/United+States/Secondary/7-9/Physics/?sort=

Simple Machines
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/Canada/Secondary/7-9/Technology/?sort=

Senior Science Resources
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/Canada/Secondary/10-12/Science/?sort=

http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+activities/Browse+Notebook/United+States/Secondary/10-12/Science/?sort=

Social Sciences
Interactive Map Machine
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/

Virtual Tourist
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/



Resources:

Smart Tech - www.education.smarttech.com or the lastest version of the software is Version 10.0 - http://smarttech.com/ (go to software downloads)
Interactive Whiteboards -** www.interactivewhiteboard.net.au
http://www.mybookmarks.com/public/IWBstuff
Australian Lesson Plans
http://www.interactivewhiteboard.net.au/lesson.asp
Smartboard Podcasts - http://pdtogo.com/smart/