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SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard For Dummies

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The easy-to-use guide to SMART Board interactive whiteboards

SMART Board interactive whiteboards—which combine the functionality of a computer with the simplicity of a whiteboard—are rapidly becoming fixtures in classrooms, boardrooms, and lecture halls everywhere. While these high tech devices are transforming the ways we teach and learn, getting the most out of them can be down right intimidating. SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard For Dummies is here to help, explaining everything users need to know to make the most of their technology.

Covering topics including how to calibrate a SMART Board interactive whiteboard using a computer, navigating software options, creating interactive presentations and lesson plans, incorporating sound and animation, managing content, and using digital ink with the touch of a finger, the book is designed to get your interactive whiteboard up and running in no time.

  • Introduces and explains SMART Board interactive whiteboards, computer-based white boards that are becoming widespread in classrooms and boardrooms around the world

  • Covers essential topics ranging from setting up a SMART Board interactive whiteboards to managing content

  • Provides the tools SMART Board interactive whiteboard users need to make the most of these new devices

The go-to guide for anyone working with SMART Board interactive whiteboards, SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard For Dummies is designed to make using the chalkboards of the twenty-first century a cinch.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Conventions Used in This Book
    3. What You’re Not to Read
    4. Foolish Assumptions
    5. How This Book Is Organized
    6. Icons Used in This Book
    7. Where to Go from Here
  5. Part I: Getting Started with Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard
    1. Chapter 1: Unveiling the SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard
      1. Exploring the Interactive Whiteboard: The Big Picture
      2. Touring Your Interactive Whiteboard System
      3. Comparing the Different SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Series
      4. Introducing the Interactive Whiteboard Tools
    2. Chapter 2: Setting Up Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard
      1. Connecting Your Hardware
      2. Configuring Your Computer Settings
      3. Downloading the Software
      4. Discovering Do’s and Don’ts
      5. Finding Help If You Get Stuck
    3. Chapter 3: Configuring Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard and Components
      1. Your Interactive Whiteboard
      2. Your Interactive Whiteboard Tools
      3. The Floating Tools Toolbar
    4. Chapter 4: Performing Basic Tasks with Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard
      1. Interacting with Your Interactive Whiteboard
      2. Introducing Ink Aware Applications
      3. Introducing SMART Ink
      4. Experimenting with SMART Tools
  6. Part II: Creating Lessons and Presentations with SMART Notebook Collaborative Learning Software
    1. Chapter 5: Getting Acquainted with SMART Notebook Software
      1. Installing SMART Notebook Software
      2. Knowing Where to Begin
      3. Writing and Drawing in Ink Aware Programs versus Non–Ink Aware Programs
    2. Chapter 6: Creating and Working with SMART Notebook Files
      1. Exploring SMART Notebook Files
      2. Working with SMART Notebook Files
    3. Chapter 7: Creating and Working with SMART Notebook Pages
      1. Creating, Displaying, and Cloning SMART Notebook Pages
      2. Working with SMART Notebook Pages
      3. Customizing Pages
    4. Chapter 8: Creating and Working with Objects
      1. Creating Basic Objects with SMART Notebook Software
      2. Working with Objects
    5. Chapter 9: Using Your Own Content
      1. Adding Your Own Content from Other Applications
      2. Using the Attachment Tab
      3. Inserting Pictures in Your SMART Notebook Pages
      4. Inserting Multimedia Files into Your SMART Notebook Pages
      5. Adding Your Content to the Gallery
      6. Organizing Your Content in the Gallery
    6. Chapter 10: Using Content from SMART Resources
      1. Finding and Using Content from the Gallery
      2. Finding and Using Content from the Lesson Activity Toolkit
      3. Finding and Using Content from the SMART Exchange
    7. Chapter 11: Creating Your First Lesson or Presentation
      1. How to Set Up Files and Present to Your Audience
      2. Displaying Files in Different Views
      3. Using Presentation Tools
      4. Enabling Two People to Use the Interactive Whiteboard
  7. Part III: Adding Interactivity Tools and Collaborating Activities
    1. Chapter 12: Adding Multimedia to Your Presentation or Lesson
      1. Enabling and Using Sound
      2. Using the SMART Video Player
      3. Using SMART Recorder
    2. Chapter 13: Collaborating with Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard
      1. Downloading Bridgit Software
      2. Bridgit Meeting Basics
      3. Preparing for a Bridgit Meeting
      4. Creating a Bridgit Meeting
      5. Joining a Meeting
      6. Leaving a Meeting
    3. Chapter 14: Taking Advantage of Remote Collaboration and Other Conferencing Tools
      1. Using Voice Conferencing
      2. Presenting and Participating in Meetings
      3. Using the SMART Scheduler Outlook Add-In
    4. Chapter 15: Using SMART Meeting Pro Software
      1. Getting Started with SMART Meeting Pro Software
      2. Using SMART Meeting Pro Software
    5. Chapter 16: Putting It All Together: Some Great Examples
      1. Scrolling Banners
      2. Pull Tabs
      3. Tiles
      4. Brainstorming
      5. Games, Puzzles, and More
  8. Part IV: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 17: Ten (Or So) Frequently Asked Questions
      1. Can I Hide the Image on My Interactive Whiteboard but not on My Computer?
      2. Can I Use Other Software with a SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard?
      3. How Does a SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Actually Work?
      4. What’s the Difference between an Interactive Whiteboard and an Electronic Whiteboard?
      5. How Can I Show My Notes to Someone without an Interactive Whiteboard?
      6. What Programs Does Ink Aware Work With?
      7. What Is the Attachment Tab and Why Would I Need It?
      8. Why Should I Use the Gallery Essentials Collection?
      9. How Does the Interactive Whiteboard Know Which SMART Pen Tray Tool I’m Using?
      10. How Can I Tell if the Interactive Whiteboard Is Communicating with the Computer?
      11. What Do I Do When I Get a “Clean Filter” Warning?
      12. Can I Lock the Interactive Whiteboard to Prevent Other People from Using My Computer?
    2. Chapter 18: Ten (Or So) Cool Accessories
      1. The SMART Response Interactive Response System
      2. SMART Notebook Math Tools
      3. SMART Document Camera and Mixed Reality Tools
      4. SMART Slate™ Wireless Slate
      5. SMART Exchange Website
      6. SMART GoWire Auto-Launch Cable
      7. SMART Sync™ Classroom Management Software
      8. SMART Ideas® Concept Mapping Software
      9. CoreFocus
      10. Trimble SketchUp
      11. Quizlet
    3. Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts
      1. Enhancing Your Presentations with Technology
      2. Letting Your Fingers Do the Walking
      3. Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3
      4. Erasing a Large Area
      5. Filling an Empty Pen Tray Slot
      6. Sending Text from Another Application into a SMART Notebook File
      7. Quickly Accessing the Orientation Screen
      8. Trying the Transparent Layer
      9. Right-Clicking
    4. Chapter 20: Ten Creative Ways to Involve Your Audience
      1. Have Them Sign Their Names as They Arrive
      2. Play Games
      3. Flip the Classroom
      4. Use Sound Effectively
      5. Stage Your Own Game Show
      6. Play with Faces and Photos
      7. Give People a Task
      8. Communicate with People around the World
      9. Take a Trip with Google Earth
      10. Write Stories as a Group
  9. Part V: Appendixes
    1. Appendix A: Resources
      1. SupportLink: SMART’s Services and Support Publication
      2. Technical Support
      3. Inspiration
      4. Sharing
    2. Appendix B: Troubleshooting
      1. Hardware Problems
      2. Software Problems
  10. Cheat Sheet