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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Want to Know How to Use a Smartboard? Tutorial Films Here

A colleague of mine has just started-up a wonderful new blog. It can be found at : . I love it and I'm sure you will also.  It provides lots of great information about Interactive Whiteboard Pedagogy. In particular, there is section on "tutorials" that contains lots of great Flash Tutorials on how to use an Interactive Whiteboard.  The information and links below have been taken from this blog. I don't want to take any credit for this and want to acknowledge that my colleague has spent much effort and time finding these tutorial and I would like to thank her.

Getting started: Learning how to ‘drive’ the SmartBoard

Introduction to the basics - drawing and writing; saving files Lplate2
Typing text - changing the default colour,size and font; moving and re-sizing text; fixing typing mistakes
Using the pens – changing colour, thickness and pattern of pens, transcribing handwriting into typed text, hide-and-reveal with the pens
Shape pens - how they work
Using objects – creating objects, changing how they look, cloning     
Locking down objects – so they don’t move when you don’t want them to!
Using the cloning tool - to make lots of copies of an object quickly and easily
Magic pen tool – explains its three functions     A printable summary - of the toolbar functions
Working with Notebook files – Saving, printing and exporting
Navigating around NoteBook 10 - creating, deleting and moving pages around; auto-hide; moving tool bars
Exploring the Gallery – clip art, multimedia flash objects and backrounds       A printable summary of how to use the Gallery

 Moving on … more advanced functions  Pplate1

Making hyperlinks – to web pages, files, other pages
Recording sound - record a short sound and link to an object
Introduction to layering and grouping objects – choose which objects are in front of others, grouping separate objects into one
Layering objects – simple ways to cover parts of the page, making pull tabs and pull-out answer sheets – explained in detail
Ways to use layering and grouping - mored advanced examples explained in detail
Lesson activity toolkit- how to use this secton in the gallery: great for students working independently at the board
How to create your own customised gallery
Using Smart Recorder – to create a screen cast video
Creating gameboards- how to create an interactive gameboard for students to use

Handy hints and tips

Using the eye dropper tool – to match colours exactly
Making clip art back ground transparent – handy if you have a coloured background

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