Working SMARTer

Learn how to use SMART Notebook and an Interactive Whiteboard more effectively. Experience student centered activities that can be used immediately in your curriculum. Install SMART Notebook software on your desktop computer and/or laptop, and you can then prepare lessons anywhere. Take away ideas for how to incorporate SMART Notebook lessons with your existing curriculum with only a minimal amount of preparation.

(5 min) 
Welcome and Overview

About this site:


(10 min) Overview of SMART Notebook, Tools
  • Laptops - downloading SMART Notebook, Product Key

(15 min) Phase I: Creating Notebook Files with Existing Lessons
  • MS Office/Ink Aware vs. SMART Notebook
  • Using SMART Notebook Basics
  • Saving/Sharing Notebook Files
  • Helpful webinar link: Evolution/Success - start at 47:10

(15 min) Phase II: Reteaching with Existing Notebook Files
  • Using SMART Notebook Intermediate
  • Right Click Menu, Toolbars
  • Updating Published 

(15 min) Phase III: Modifying with Bells and Whistles
  • More Tips and Tricks
  • L.A.T.
  • SMART Exchange

(30 min) Hands-On/Brainstorm/Discussion

(5 min) Feedback

Recent Files

  • SmartBoard presentation LAT.notebook   9277k - Dec 15, 2011, 12:02 PM by David Chan (v2)
    ‎Notebook file that contains each of the 23 LAT examples.‎
  • L.A.T. Samples handout   0k - Dec 15, 2011, 12:02 PM by David Chan (v2)
    ‎Link to handout that contains descriptions and screenshots of the activities.‎
  • L.A.T. Wikispace   0k - Dec 15, 2011, 12:02 PM by David Chan (v2)
    ‎Link to the L.A.T. Wikispace - contains short descriptions of each activity.‎
  • Cohort Workshop 1.notebook   12645k - Dec 15, 2011, 12:02 PM by David Chan (v2)
    ‎Notebook file from first cohort workshop‎
Showing 4 files from page Links/Files.

Recorded Presentation: 

Next Steps:

1) Play around with SMART Notebook
2) Brainstorm organization system for Notebook files.
3) Setup planning time with David for initial attempt(s).
4) Design a lesson that integrates the SMARTboard and improves your classroom instruction.
5) Deliver lesson: David will lead, co-teach, and/or support as needed.
6) Modify lesson during additional periods if possible/needed.
7) Share lesson with other teachers.

Next Meeting: 

About Your Presenter:
David Chan
follow: @chanatown