Author Archives: Kim Deveaux
In this course, designed for elementary school teachers, we will look at how to use a SMART Board and other technology to facilitate writers workshop in your classroom. During the session we will explore and create interactive mini lessons, look at easy to use observation sheets that track the progress of students (either to be … Read more
In this class designed for Pre-K through 3rd grade teachers, we will explore how to create and facilitate games on the SMART Board. Games can be a great motivator for students to learn and can be used to review and explore academic concepts in all subject areas. We will look at and create games for … Read more
Are your students ready for some new SMART Table activities? Visit SMART Exchange today and download 3 new free SMART Table applications including “Story Stage,” “Narrow it Down” and “Image Reveal.” All the activities are a lot of fun and will enhance student collaboration.
How to download a new application:
Into the Book is my favorite website to use on the SMART Board! This website is designed to teach reading strategies for 1st through 4th grade students. The strategies taught include using prior knowledge, making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, summarizing, evaluating and synthesizing. Each strategy has a video that teaches the strategy, and … Read more
To Set your Default Text:
- On the toolbar you should see an icon that looks like an “A” with a red underline, this is the font tool.
- Press this button and you will see 6 font types. The first one is the default font. Make sure this one is pressed down.
- Then go to your properties
February is international friendship month! Here are few ideas of ways you can celebrate using technology.
Check out this lesson on teamwork by Teq-certified user Jeanne Montroy. This Notebook lesson is an introductory mini-unit. It is the very beginning of a larger unit on character education. This mini-unit serves to introduce the students to the … Read more
On November 4 – 6, we went to the National Middle School Association’s 37th Annual Conference and Exhibit in Baltimore, Maryland. While we were there we learned about some great resources and wanted to share them with you! Check these out:
With the beginning of the school year just around the corner, why not revamp some of your old morning meeting routines by using you SMART Board to facilitate circle time. Here are some lessons created by our Teq-Certified users to get your started!
With the beautiful weather we have been having, everyone is out and about. Spending all this time outside puts me in a great mood, and I realize I have Mother Nature to thank for that! There is no better day to appreciate our world than on Earth Day — which is coming up on April … Read more
Creating fractions has never been easier than with the new Notebook Math Tools feature, shape division. Now when a teacher puts a square or circle on a page and goes to the drop down menu they will see an option for shape division. When they click on this they select how many equal portions they want the … Read more