Smart Board Community

The purpose of this blog is to allow teachers at Fruchthendler Elementary School a place to share ideas for the use of the Smart Boards in their classrooms.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sharing Technology

In the past year, please share what technology strategies or lessons have been successful for you and your students in the classroom.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Today, we worked on having our students use our digital cameras to make PowerPoint presentations. After school during our study group, we had some great discussions about how this lesson could be adapted for all grade levels. We spent some time learning how to add sound to PowerPoint. Here is what you do: Plug in a microphone to your computer. Click on record narration under slide show. Check the microphone level and then click on okay. You can change the quality if need be. Choose the slide and start talking, you can click on different slides as you continue to talk through the slide show. When finished click on save, it takes a little time. When you play the slide show the voice will go along with the show. WOO HOO!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

smart board class

Today we explored a variety of tools that could be very useful in the classroom. To get to the new tools you need to have installed smart board 10. Click on the gallery (the little picture), scroll down to tools. I used the word generator program. I entered words with short vowel sound. When the frog spits the word I am going to have my class sort the words for which vowel sound each had.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Study Group

November 20, 2008

In order to print out or send a smart document to a student:
Click on File
Go to Export
Save as PDF
Attach as an email

This would be helpful for students who are absent but need to have the curriculum that was taught in class.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Best Practices in Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

Click here .....SMARTBoard! Enjoy a series of videos on interactive SMARTBoard lessons and tips.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Allen Swanson's Words of Wisdom

Allen Swanson's concluding remarks in a report, "Transforming High Schools with Interactive White Boards" makes the following points about BEST PRACTICES.

...Good installation followed by adequate training focused on student-centered teaching with supporting interactive activities will lead to successful effects on student interaction. Student interaction is a sign of engagement, which leads to higher student achievement. And this is the GOAL OF EDUCATION.