We have Smartboards! They are located in the computer lab and one of the classrooms.
So here are some resources that you can start checking out:
1. Download SmartNotebook to your own computers
The SmartBoard program - SmartNotebook - is free to download to your home computer or laptop. You can write programs and home and then either connect your laptop to the board or save your program to USB key and use it on the computers at school.
2. Resources from the Manufacturer
One quick source of training is the tutorial that comes with SmartNotebook when you download it. It is available under Help, on the top toolbar.
Training and Professional Development (including how-to videos): is also available from Smarttech, the company that makes the SMARTboards. Here are some resources that you can explore:
Getting Started - Education
The following free training resources from the manufacturer will provide you with an overview on how to get started with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, how to use the Gallery and Lesson Activity Toolkit, and how to create engaging, interactive SMART Notebook lessons. These resources are found at https://www.smarttech.com/en/training/getting-started
SMART Notebook Layers – videoThis video shows you how to create simple layers and groups to create engaging lessons.
The Transparent Background – videoThis video shows you how to use the Transparent Background in SMART Notebook software.
The Notebook Gallery – videoThis video shows you how to search and browse the SMART Notebook Gallery, and shows some examples of activities in the Gallery.
Creating Engaging Lessons - Education
Learn to use SMART Notebook Collaborative Learning software to develop lessons that are engaging and interactive.
Kyle’s Top 3 ways of Revealing Information – video (skip to 1:03 and then go to links under video for how-to videos)
CoursePark Smartboard Training - This is an independent company that provides training on SmartBoard. Some of the courses and videos are free.
CoursePark Studio: http://www.youtube.com/user/CourseParkStudio?feature=watch - short how-to videos
SMART Exchange - Free Resources from Teachers
Consider joining the SMART Exchange, a free resource center and educational network of teachers who are using SMARTboards. The site offers discussion boards and sharing of ideas and lessons to use with SMART products which can be filtered by Subject and Grade.
Lesson Plan Websites
Note: These sites have not been checked for compatibility with Smartboards or appropriateness in general.
Hebrew/Limudei Kodesh Resources
Articles on using SmartBoard