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SMARTBoard Support ARCHIVE Page
This support page is a resource for SMARTBoard users.
The files and links below should give a new or infrequent user a good start in setting up and basic use of a SMART Board.
This page is frequently updated.

SMARTBoard users improve in an environment of continuous mutual support.
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SMART Board Salary Point Class Jan. 11 and Jan. 26

Prerequisites
Objectives
E-mails to Participants - Class Logistics (Jan. 13 and Jan. 18)
30 Hour Homework (TBA)

Prerequisites:
This course is for teachers who have basic to advanced computer skills. Participants should know how to perform the following tasks independently: (1) opening and closing applications, (2) creating, navigating, and saving to folders and directories, (3) basic word processing: entering, copying, and pasting text, and (4) navigating the Internet and using a web browser. It is not a requirement to have a laptop or an Interactive Whiteboard in the classroom, but if available, participants should bring a laptop (with the Interactive Whiteboard Software installed) and an Airliner or Bluetooth slate to the class sessions.

Objectives: 35. State course objectives in relation to participant outcomes.
Teachers will:
• Practice interacting with multimedia and digital content in a multi-person learning environment using the Interactive Whiteboard
• Respond to discussion forums and interact with fellow participants online (Google Docs)
• Raise the level of student engagement and understanding in the classroom
• Streamline instruction of standards-based concepts
• Become more efficient in helping students visualize abstract ideas
• Design interactive lessons for use in an upcoming unit

Students will:
• Use the Interactive Whiteboard during class instruction for sequencing events, such as in a plot of story, the steps of a writing process, historical timelines, the rise and fall of a civilization, the steps of solving a math problem or conducting an experiment, or instructions for a P.E. game.
• Use the Interactive Whiteboard for creating almost instant bar or line graphs to easily visualize data in any subject area
• Sort and classify phrases, pictures or concepts by similarities and differences and use to create visual organizers. Other types of classification activities include: sorting character traits, classifying elements according to properties, sort types of equations or kinds of algebraic data
• Match unit key terms with definitions and complete fill in the blank activities for key concepts using the Interactive Whiteboard
• Interact with the lessons and develop an increased understanding of standards-based content
• Become more engaged through multimedia presentations and personal interaction with the lessons
• More easily visualize complex phenomena and abstract ideas
• Share understanding and problem-solving skills with the rest of the students in the classroom

E-mails to Participants - Class Logistics

Sent January 18 any changes or addtions are in RED

Greetings,
The Jan.19 and 26 class will meet in the Banning High School Penthouse. Yes, it is a real Penthouse used for Banning HS and community gatherings from the Wilmington area.

Weekend room climate might not be at the Mon-Fri settings. So, bring items for warm or cool conditions, after all it is at an elevated location!
 
Find the stairway across from room 117 or behind room 118.  Take the stairs all the way to the top floor of the main building - fourth floor. There will be signs pointing them in the right direction. Parking will be available in the faculty parking lot located on Q Street and Lakme Ave.

There is an elevator - it may be available.
 
Banning supplied technical assistance, set-up, network and wireless glitches will be available.

Campus security will not be available for the Jan. 19 class.
Custodial and tech staff will be on site.

Three SmartBoards will be provided in each room.  Twenty PC laptops with the updated SmartBoard software will also be available for use by the attendee's in each room. Bring your own laptop, if possible.

The Banning HS Technology Coordinator, will be on site.
 
Don't forget to withdraw your name today if you cannot attend. The class will not appear in the Learning Zone on class day, Jan. 19th.
 
Go to the Local 8 SMART Board support to find this and additional information:
http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/District_8/smartboard.htm
 
This will probably be the last e-mail I will send prior to class time.
Monitor the support page
Sorry for the abrupt ending - I was close to being timed out and did not want to loose 20 minutes of editing!

Sent Friday, Jan. 11, 2007 (changes and additions will be in RED)
Greetings,

Thank you for your interest in attending a SMART Board Salary Point class on Jan. 19 and Jan. 26 at Banning HS.

This note is being sent to enrollees and persons on the wait list.

If you are on the wait list, expect an e-mail if there are openings at 8:00 AM on Jan. 19th. If you are able to arrive around 8:30, e-mail back and come on in.

Location: Banning High School
http://notebook.lausd.net/portal/page?_pageid=33,54194&_
dad=ptl&_schema=PTL_EP&school_code=8529

Room: TBA
Parking: Probably school lot on north side of campus
Contact me: E-mail is best. My cell for class days: 714.328.8206

I have a SMART Board support page at:
http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/District_8/smartboard.htm
There will be class info added to the above at the bottom. (None there as of Jan. 11th)

If you are bringing a laptop, you can download the SMART Software from:
http://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-US/Support/Downloads/default.htm
If you need the administrator logon to do this and can’t get it at school, the download can be done during class.
Laptops are not a requirement.

You may wish to bring a lunch. Travel to eateries may be time consuming – though Banning attendees would have local knowledge on this topic.

You may volunteer to bring treats. If your employee number’s last digit is:
1, 2, 3 – bring liquids
4, 5, 6 – bring non-sweets, cheese, or fruit
7, 8, 9, 0 – bring sweet items
I’ll bring paper items, cups, and ice.
Coffee/Tea: unknown if there will be any onsite or any brewing or heating equipment. Best to bring your own custom brew.
Heating or toasting equipment: Unknown at this time
Refrigeration: Unknown at this time

Expect a lot of sharing, collaboration, and fun during the two days.

If you are not able to attend, please remove yourself from the roster or contact me by e-mail and I’ll remove your name. Note the class will no longer appear on the Learning Zone on class day, Jan. 19th.

Blue text added Jan. 14, 2008:
The Jan. 19 and 26 class will meet in the Penthouse. For teachers not familiar with the school they will take the stairway across from room 117 or behind room 118. They will take the stairs all the way to the top floor of the main building. Banning staff will provide signs pointing them in the right direction. Parking will be available in the faculty parking lot located on Q Street and Lakme Ave.

Funding has been taken care of for any technical assistance, set-up, network and wireless glitches for all the training days.

Campus security will not be available for the Jan. 19 class. Security will be available for the remainder of the days due to Saturday school.

For all the training sessions 3 - SmartBoards will be provided in each room. (Penthouse and Woodson Hall) 20 - PC laptops with the updated SmartBoard software will also be available for use by the attendee's in each room.

A Banning Technology Coordinator will be at all the training's to open and close the school.



Contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you.

30 Hour Homework for Salary Point
Under Development
- Homework is described in the Google Groups "UPDATE: Smart Ways to use Interactive Whiteboards". http://groups.google.com/group/SWIW?hl=en

- You may create and share in class an opening screen or two to be seen at a faculty meeting that provokes viewers to realize how technology is revolutionizing human interaction and education. Use SMART Notebook Software. Images do not need to be original. Do provide credits on copyrighted items.
Some sources with thanks to John Rivera, ITAF from Local 5.:
http://johnrivera.edublogs.org/
http://www.ncrel.org/engauge/framewk/efp/range/efpranin.htm
http://nwinton.wordpress.com/
http://nwinton.wordpress.com/2008/01/03/the-year-of-the-diagram/




 

 

 

 

 

 

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