allow teachers to create meaningful,
interactive presentations for their students in a
manner no more complicated than using an LCD projector.
Each of our schools now have, at least, one SMART board.
Many teachers have had initial training; however, if you
have not or if you wish to review the mechanics of using
this exciting, pedagogical device,
download this short tutorial developed by
If your school's SMART board is, as yet, unused, you
may wish to ask your CRP or ETIF to ask your school's
technician, via the GRDS system, to install the SMART
board and mount the accompanying software.
SMART Tech allows its software to be copied by
educators whose board has invested in the product.
Pending the permission of your principal, you may
install SMART board software on your home computer.
Should your principal not allow the software to leave
the school, you may
download the most up-to-date version from SMART
Tech directly. Since the file is over 100 Mb., this may
prove problematic if you're home Internet connection is
Note, when installing SMART software at home, it
is only necessary to mount the Notebook option. This
will save a great deal of space on your hard drive and
pre-empt a number of start-up issues. On the other hand,
we recommend that you load SMART's Essentials for
Educators, contained in the same software file.
At this point, you may wish to
review SMART board's potential pedagogical features.
Note that this file can only be read in the SMART
As you peruse the material contained on this resource
site, it important to remember the following:
- You may use existing Power Point presentations
within the Notebook framework; however, they
must be imported first (File -> Import)
- Much of the material suggested herein relies on
Java to run properly. These programs must be
loaded on to whatever computer you select to connect
to the SMART board at school and, as importantly, on
your computer at home.
- Remember that you need not use dedicated
notebook files to use the SMART board effectively.
Many Power Point, Flash, Shockwave and Java programs
can be run directly from either the Internet or on
- When perusing the material contained on this
resource site, remember that the only file
extensions viewable, without conversion, in the
Notebook are *.xbk and *.notebook. All
others may prove problematic.
- Remember that, as you copy and gather resources
for use in the classroom, they must be placed in
your "O" drive at school. The easiest way to do this
is via the
SWLSB portal. Simply point your browser to
the Portal site, enter with your email user ID and
password and upload the files you wish to use in
your Folders/Files section. Repeat the process in
reverse at school. If your school's technician has
opened the USB ports to teachers, then you may
transfer your files by memory stick.
- Due to the immense popularity of this device,
links and resources are beyond abundant. Therefore,
only the parent site will be listed. Noteworthy
daughter sites will be noted but not linked.
For the more adventurous, SMART Tech is offering a
Lesson Activity Toolkit for those who would like
to create presentations from scratch.
Should you find useful, SMART board resources not
included here, please send them to the
webmaster and they will be added for all to
share. Similarly, if you find any dead links on this
site, please report them to the site webmaster.
Much thanks goes to Nancy Bennett (ETIF - Grenville &
Laurentian elementary schools), Tom Foreman (ETIF -
Media Studies, Laurentian Regional High School) and
Denis Lapierre (teacher, Rosemere High School) who
assisted in the training process and the compilation of
this site. Special thanks also goes to Bob Steele,
Bob's Place of Edulinks.
Introductory & Intermediate Smart Board Workshop
The SWLSB RECIT has been engaged in training teachers
to integrate this technology throughout our board. Below
please find a list of resources which may be of interest
to those who wish to integrate Smart Boards in their
classroom but have not had the opportunity to attend any
of the workshops,