There are countless ways to compliment you SMART board. The most direct and efficient way is to tell it that it looks great in white… Just kidding.
The Transparent Background tool allows you to use your SMART Board the way you wish it would work when you pick up a pen outside of the Notebook software. The Transparent Background Tool tutorial will demonstrate how to use this tool.
This resource requires software installation. Google Earth can be downloaded for free from earth.google.com. Google Earth can be effectively used in class as a mapping tool and as a gateway to virtual field trips around the world, moon, and Mars.
This resources is a free, web-based presentation tool. It’s kind of like PowerPoint’s cooler, younger brother. Prezi utilizes “Pan and Zoom” technologies to make highly engaging presentations. Like the SMART Exchange, Prezi offers a library of user submitted presentations that you can download or view online.
SlideShare enables users to upload PowerPoint presentations to the web to be viewed in an embedded player. Like the SMART Exchange and Prezi’s “Explore” link, SlideShare maintains a library of thousands of user submitted PowerPoint presentations ranging all matter of topics.
Khan Academy maintains a growing list instructional videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history. Supplement your instruction with these tutorials, or “Flip” your classroom by assigning direct instruction for homework and doing homework in class. Students will benefit from the pause and rewind capabilities built into the video player.