We’re offering ten new courses this summer during our 2010 SMART Board Academy! These sessions cover a variety of topics that our customers have been requesting, including a course on promoting early childhood literacy, using math-specific software, and Google Earth!
Here’s a brief description of our new offerings:
“Mac and Me”
For the PC-turned-Mac users, this course will help you learn a bunch of tips and tricks to catch you up to speed on your Mac. We’ll learn how to make effective use of Expose, Spaces, your dock, and the spotlight, among other tools. This is aimed at users with at least OS 10.5 (Leopard).
Learn about and practice using SMART Document Camera, SMART Wireless Slate, and SMART Response.
Promoting Early Childhood Literacy Using Multimedia Experiences
In this session we will look at how literacy teachers can inspire and motivate students using internet resources and technology such as SMART Boards and SMART Response systems. You will learn how to create differentiated multimedia notebook lessons for whole class instruction and center use.
How to Organize and Most Effectively Use Your Computer (For Teachers)
In this session we will look at how teachers can use basic computer programs, such as a web browser, Microsoft Word, and Excel, to save time. We will look at how to create grade books using Excel, how to create and add images, graphs and charts to make handouts more effective, and how to organize files and lessons so they are easy to retrieve year after year.
SMART Boards and Web 2.0
Web 2.0 is all the rage! Take an enlightening journey through useful (and fun) online tools that will undoubtedly help you grow professionally as a teacher. Experience Web 2.0 applications”exploring this exciting new interactive environment”through your SMART Board. Learn how to incorporate these new technologies into the classroom to support teaching and learning.
Utilizing Math Software on the SMART Board
How Geometer’s Sketchpad, TI-Smartview, and the SMART Notebook Math Tools can be fully integrated into your SMART Board lessons
Bells, Whistles, and Balance
Occasionally, we are asked by teachers in the field, What does a good SMART Board lesson look like? To this questions we typically, respond It depends! “ Bells, Whistles, and Balance is our attempt to answer this age-old question. In this hands-on session we will explore how professional design elements, physical layout, a classes’ student makeup, and context can make all the difference when designing SMART Board lessons and activities. Come prepared to laugh, cry, and design!
Perfect Harmony: Music and the SMART Board
Discover, practice, teach in this interactive session. Together we will explore the future of music education using the SMART Board and Notebook software. We will learn how to record and edit live music, create compositions, practice and teach music theory and history, and discover cutting-edge technology. The ultimate goal of the session is to create an environment where students are free to to exercise their musical creativity while having fun.
Google Earth in the SMART Classroom
In this session, participants will be shown how to download Google Earth, and to start using it right-away. Participants will explore the many features of manipulating the Earth (zoom-in, zoom-out, pan, etc) as well as to how to navigate on an interactive whiteboard. Many features and layers of real-time information will be explored and integrated into lesson planning for the SMART classroom. Participants will learn how to add their own images and record tours in Google Earth. NOTE: Google Earth is intended for all subject areas and grade ranges.
Smart Hebrew for Your SMART Board
Enable your Windows-based computer for Hebrew text entry. Unleash the powerful decorative text formatting possibilities of Microsoft Word and Davka Writer. In this class we will explore the potential of Davka Writer and Microsoft Word to enhance your Jewish Studies SMART Board lessons. Learn to create decorative and exciting Hebrew pages for all Limudai Kodesh lessons.