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SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard For Dummies by Radana Dvorak

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Creating Basic Objects with SMART Notebook Software

In this section, I cover all the basic objects available to you and explain how you interact with them.

Writing or drawing objects on a page

Digital ink is a type of object that enables you or your audience to add freehand text to your SMART Notebook pages. You can use digital ink to add content to your .notebook files or use it in your class or presentations to engage others to participate (for instance, for a brainstorming session or as an icebreaker). Digital ink software includes a number of different ink types (see Table 8-1).

Table 8-1 Digital Ink Pens and What They Can Do

Digital Ink Pen

What It Looks Like

What It Can Do

Pen

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Draw or write anything on your .notebook pages. You can use different colors and styles. Useful for adding notes or creating slides in a presentation. You can even set up digital ink to fade.

Calligraphic Pen

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Teachers have found this pen useful for teaching handwriting. Add fancy text to presentations or use it as a signature.

Crayon

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The Crayon is useful with younger children or if you and your audience want to have fun when annotating .notebook pages. Useful for brainstorming ...

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