Author Archives: Tim Hodkinson
With the proliferation of Chromebooks in the classroom, it’s no wonder that teachers are looking to run SMART Notebook on Google’s Chrome OS. Unfortunately, SMART does not offer a version of SMART Notebook that can be installed on the Chrome operating system. However, there are two web-based options that will allow you to take advantage … Read more
As a former teacher of writing, I understand (and greatly value) the importance of feedback in the writing process. With the emphasis that the Common Core Standards place on students using evidence from sources and engaging in rich and rigorous evidence-based conversations about text, we, as educators, need to find more ways to provide frequent, … Read more
Are you a fan of Google’s Chrome web browser, but have found that it doesn’t work well on your SMART Board? If you’re like me, there are too many things to like about Chrome – from the simple, streamlined look to the speed and seamless integration with my Google Apps content – to have to … Read more
For those of you who are using Promethean ActivBoards and ActivInspire software in your classrooms, this post is for you.
Whether you’re new to Promethean Boards or a skilled veteran, we have composed the following list of our “top 5” features in the ActivInspire software. With ActivInspire, it’s hard to play favorites, since there is … Read more
If you’ve upgraded to SMART Notebook 11 and have experienced issues using PowerPoint, you are not alone. In the past, users have been able to easily annotate on top of PowerPoint slides and even tap (or double-tap) your finger on the SMART Board to advance slides. However, with the latest Notebook update, these features … Read more
They’ve done it again. If you’re a Google Docs user, you may have noticed the new “Research” pane when you create or edit a document today. This latest addition to Google’s free, online word processor brings the powerful search engine’s results directly inside of the Documents interface.
Looking for information about the Common Core Standards … Read more
Take control of your classroom. ClassDojo.com is a real-time behavior management tool that will help you increase student engagement quickly and easily. ClassDojo will allow you to recognize specific behaviors as they occur, all with just one click from your interactive whiteboard, laptop, tablet or even your smart phone.
All behavioral information is logged automatically … Read more