Monday, November 7, 2011

SmartBoard Training - Getting Smarter followup

After another great SMARTBoard training session, because it is a use it or lose it tool many asked for written documentation on several topics I covered including links to additional resources etc...  Below are topics we covered. 

Infinite Cloner
1. With an object selected, from the drop down menu select Infinite Cloner.  This allows users to drag multiple copies of the same image.

Image of a quarter after selecting Infinite Cloner

Table Shade
1.  With the table selected, from the drop down menu select Table Shade.  Teachers or students can press to reveal contents of the table cell by cell.  

Using a table Shade to reveal cell contents

Group and Lock objects
Individual objects can be grouped together to create one object and locked on a page.
1.  Select all objects, from the drop down menu select Grouping and click on Group.

2.  Now the five individual objects are one object.  If you want the object not to move around the Notebook page, select Locking and click on LockIn Place.
 3.  To unlock an object, with the object selected,click on the lock and select Unlock.

Screen Capture
Using the Capture tool will take a copy this is displayed on your screen and use it as an object within SMART Notebook software file.
1.  Click on the Capture button and the floating Screen Capture toolbar appears. 

2.  Each button performs a different function.  The captured image will appear on a new page within the SMART Notebook file as an object.

Page Recording

1.  To record a action(s), with the object selected, from the Properties tab select Page Recording.  Click on Start Recording

2.  All of your actions are now being recorded.  When you are done click on Stop Recording.

3.  Playback controls are placed on the page; play, pause, or stop.

4.  To remove the recording click on the black X.

Object Animation
1.  With the object selected, from the Properties tab, select Object Animation. Select a Type, Speed, how it Occurs, and if it needs to Repeat.

The animation can reveal something hidden behind it  by using the Order command from the drop down menu.

Random word chooser 
From the Gallery tab, within the Lesson Activity Tool Kit, search by random.  This will bring up a list 
of Interactive and Multimedia items.

You can customize by adding student names, select No repeat, and change the number of names.  When ready to use click on Select

Additional Resources:

6 tips- Getting Smarter using the SMARTBoard (includes the Magic Pen Tool) 4/1/11

SMARTBoard - Changing the Pen Color 2/14/11

Set Picture Transparency- Get Smarter 3/4/11
Add a YouTube video and a link on How to customize Balloon Pop found on the SJFC Training Website:

SMART Notebook software download-

Download Jing Free; create  videos and screen captures-