I just realized how much I don’t know about using my SMARTBoard. I essentially use it as the title indicates — a glorified whiteboard. Oh, it’s great. I save notes. I can use them to help students supplement their own notes or download notes if they’re absent. But I’m certainly not using it to its capacity. I have to admit the reason is that I don’t know how.
I downloaded a SMARTBoard lesson from the SMARTBoard Lessons Podcast, and it was amazing — I think I can even use it as is in one of my classes. But I couldn’t have figured out how to create what Ben and Joan created. I feel frustrated by my lack of knowledge, but I’m going to try to rectify it. One thing I did was download the SMARTBoard notebook software on my Mac, so I can play with it at home. I also searched for tutorials, but the ones I found were fairly basic — I already know how to save notes, change my handwriting into text, and pull pictures into the notebook using the gallery or copy/paste. I had tried to use the recorder without much success in the past, but I found this video that explains the process really well:
Does anyone know of any other sources for SMARTBoard tutorials? I am looking to learn how to use this tool to its fullest capacity.