Follow the tips below when caring for your SMART Board™:

* If you will be out of your classroom for more than 7 minutes, turn your projector OFF. Blanking your projector is not turning it off. The bulbs cost between $350 - $450. This will help to increase the bulb life from 3 years to 4 years.

* The worst thing for a projector is chalk dust. If you have a SMART Board™, keep chalk AWAY!

* Your projector should have a filter. You should pull out the filter once a month and clean it. This will prolong the life of your SMART Board™. (the larger grey original ones do not have a filter...)

* When turning your projector on, point the remote at the SMART Board™ screen, not the projector. The projector sensor is in the front, by the lens. The screen will reflect the remote"s signal and turn your projector on. Please check the front of your projector for a protective film over the sensor. This may be causing you delays when turning the projector on. (this will work with the newer black projectors...not the older grey/black ones...sensor on these is pointed too far up for ceiling mount)

* All SMART users have the same brand of projector, although different model numbers. The remotes for the projectors will work for everyone. Be careful of turning other teacher"s projectors on/off with your remote! Put your room # of your remote with permanent marker.

* Unplug your projector over long weekends and holiday breaks. This could prevent a power surge and avoid your projector being on for an extended amount of time - entire summer.

1. The Freeze button

By now, you should have found the ‘blank’ button on your lcd remote. This is a nice feature to hide what is on the screen from student view.
A more powerful button is the freeze button. You will not find this on your remote. You do however have a ‘custom’ button that can be turned into a freeze button. (NOTE: The InFocus projectors now being installed in fall of 2010 are a bit different in their remote. Instead of having a programmable custom button, they can achieve the same end result with the "pause" button which is to the left of the menu button so the directions below are not needed.)
Why would you want a freeze button? Let’s say you have a ‘do now’ activity on the screen for the students to work on when they arrive at your class (maybe a writing prompt). You would like to do attendance, but you want the ‘do now’ to remain on the screen. All you have to do is press the custom button and what is on the screen will stay there while you take care of business on your computer. (Pressing the custom button again, unfreezes the screen and your laptop and the lcd will once again match.)
Unfortunately, the custom button does not start out in freeze mode. You will need to change it by following the directions below.
1. with the projector on, press the menu button on remote
2. press the down arrow 2X to get to the button that looks like a gear
3. press the select button
4. press the down arrow 1X and press select
5. press the down arrow until you get to ‘freeze screen’
6. press the select button
7. press the menu button to get rid of the menu
You will know when your screen is frozen because it will say ‘freeze’ in a black box in the lower left corner.

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2. Prevent screen from going into Screensaver mode during lesson

1. Right click on your desktop and choose properties
2. Click on the screensaver tab
3. Change the wait time by increasing the up arrow to minutes.
4. Be sure to click save to apply your changes!

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3. Random name and random group picker

1. Open your notebook software. 2. On the right (or left) side, click on the picture frame to open up the gallery content.

3. In the search box type the word ‘random’

4. Click on ‘interactive and multimedia’

5. Scroll down and drag one of the random group generators onto the desktop (you can do words or images…I use words.)

6. Enter your student’s names in the boxes.

7. Whenever you need a group…select how big the group is and then press ‘generate’. If you don’t like how the group came out, simply press ‘regroup’.

8. The random name generator is back in the gallery a bit lower than the group generator in the same ‘random’ search. It will be called ‘random word chooser’

9. Enter the student’s names as the words.

10. When ready, hit select.

11. Click the ‘no repeat’ box if you don’t want a name to come up more than once.

12. Please note: I have found that this program tends to ‘randomly’ select the kids in the same order each time you start the program fresh. To easily get around that just click on the ‘reset’ button a few times before starting.

Of course the random word generator has many uses. I could see it being good to randomize words on a spelling or vocabulary test. Maybe there are a number of things that you need to get done during a class (without have a particular order). Use the random picker to decide the order. How else would you use it? Share this idea on the wiki.


1. Anything that you find in the gallery can be added to a special ‘my content’ folder by right clicking on it and selecting ‘add to my content’ You won’t have to search through everything to find it again.

2. For both the group and name picker I like to create one file with all of my classes. Each class goes on a different page. Add text to each page so you know which page is which class. Whenever you need it, just open that file.

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4. Strike A Match

Here is an interactive item that you can use to have students do matching. I like to use it for vocabulary, but I could see it being used to match just about anything including amendments to their number or answers to a math problem. With a picture option you could do something like matching a cell part to its name.

1. Go to your gallery (the picture frame) and type ‘match’ in the search box.
2. Click on ‘interactive and multimedia’ and drag out either a keyword or image match.
3. Don’t forget to right click and add to ‘add to my content’ if you plan on using this often.
4. Click on edit. Enter your vocabulary word and its definition then click ok.
5. The rest of it should be self-explanatory. Create one and play with the buttons.

I like to have this ready at the start of a class. As the kids walk in they can come up and practice. Maybe this becomes your do now. Due to time you probably can’t have everyone do this. Perhaps they can work in pairs. Maybe you can set up a rotation as to who is expected to go up and take a turn.

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5. SMART Notebook Print Capture for Powerpoint and Word
I found something that might be useful to those of you who want to convert powerpoint or word documents into notebook. Before we had the notebook program, I had made several powerpoint presentations/word documents that I didn"t want to retype or even capture with the camera. Michelle Lajti
Here are the steps:

1. Open the word or powerpoint document.
2. Click on "File."
3. Select "Print."
4. Click on the arrow next to the printer name (ex: Ohp Deskjet 600 Series).
5. Select "SMART Notebook Print Capture."

It should automatically open a new notebook file and place the document or powerpoint slides into notebook. I was really excited when I saw that it even places the page breaks in appropriate places. Another cool thing about this feature is that you can use the powerpoint templates as backgrounds to spice up your presentations!

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6. Converting from PowerPoint to Notebook:

There are two ways you can convert your PowerPoint files to use in Notebook.

The first way is to open a notebook page and go to the file menu and choose "import" Navigate to your powerpont file and let the program to its thing. Its thing however I find to be very bothersome. When Notebook is done I find that the formatting is so bad and I have to spend way to much time getting all the parts to look right. I might have well just retyped everything.

The second way is much nicer, though can also have its limits. This time you will need to open your powerpoint presentation. Go to file and select print. In the printer name box at the top you will need to click the down arrow and change the printer to SMART notebook print capture. After hitting OK to print and the software does its thing a notebook file will open up. Each of your slides have been captured as an image and is inserted into notebook. You might have to resize the box a bit, but this is much easier than the import feature. The bells and whistles of powerpoint will be gone as this is just an image of the whole screen.

I have not played with this feature very much as I just learned this tip. I tried it on one PP and noticed that the first few slides were missing. I am thinking that this might be based on the fact that there are around 80 slides...maybe it was too much at once. I"m going to play around a bit. If I find this to be consistent I will update this entry.

For those of you that depend on having parts of your slide to enter when you are ready (perhaps you have a question and only have the answer appear when you are ready for the students to see it) you can still achieve this, after a fashion, in notebook. Use the window shade. You can carry around your skyliner and drag the window shade down when you want.

NOTE: You will have to add the window shade to each slide one at a time. I would suggest that after you place the shades as you want them that you save your file. This will keep the shades in these positions. If you have to use the same presentation more than once in a day just close the file WITHOUT saving and then reopen it. This will reset your shades to starting position. (If you save when you close it will keep the shade in the down location that you left it...defeating the purpose for the next class.)

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7. Sorting with the Vortex

Do you ever have a need to sort ideas into two different groups? (ex. Prime vs. composite, mitosis vs. meiosis, WWI vs. WWII, character in MacBeth vs. character in Hamlet, odd vs. even, etc.)
Your notebook software has a nice way to do this (sorry only two categories at a time). It is called the vortex.
1. Go to the search box in your gallery.
2. Type ‘sort’ in the box and open the interactive and multimedia folder.
3. Drag out a vortex (don’t forget to right click and add to your gallery if you want to find it again quickly).
4. Click on edit.
5. Add your vortex categories, add the items, and select which is the correct vortex. (when done hit OK)

Students pick one of the labels and drag it to the appropriate vortex. If correct the answer gets sucked in. If wrong, it gets spit back out.

Simple and entertaining. Be sure to share on the wiki one that you create!

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8. Vocabulary and spelling memorization template (and the infinite cloner)

Here is a template ( atp memorization.notebook) that you can use to have students get the repetition they need to memorize the definition of a word or the spelling of the word.

1. Have the whole class say the word and its definition together.
2. Have a student come up and drag one of the rectangles over any of the words.
3. Have the whole class say the words and its definition together (even though one of the words is covered).
4. Repeat until all parts are covered.

I have done this with some more commonly missed vocab and have had very good results. The same procedure is used for spelling.

The rectangles that are used to cover the words will never run out because of a feature called ‘infinite cloner’ You can use it with ANY object in notebook. With the object selected, click on the arrow in the upper right corner to bring up the menu. Select ‘infinite cloner’ from the list. When the object is selected you will now see the infinity symbol where the arrow used to be. You can now drag away as many copies as you need. (Like everything else, click on the symbol in the upper right corner if you need to ‘turn off’ this feature.)

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9. Adding video, audio, or Internet links:

First is the generic directions…
1. Go to the insert menu.
2. Chose what you want to insert: flash video file, link, sound, etc.
3. Navigate to where the file is saved and voila. (Note: Flash video will just go in. but for sounds and you also have to choose if you want to start it by clicking on the object or on the sound icon in the corner of the object.)

Shortcut!!!: Drag the video, music file, or URL address directly onto a notebook page to avoid all other steps.

You can also add a link or sound to any object on the screen. Select the object and click on the arrow in the upper right corner. Options at the bottom include sound and link.

Smart notebook only supports flash video (.flv) format.

If you really want videos in your presentations, you really need to do this work at home as our network will keep you from getting to anything good 99.999999999999% of the time.

Attached are the directions for getting videos from youtube. You can capture videos in .mp4 format for use in a powerpoint or .flv format for use in notebook.  capturing youtube videos at home to use at school.pdf

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10. Adding Themes:

Themes are the backgrounds you can use to make your presentation a little more colorful. In PowerPoint, they are called design templates.

In this tip I am going to provide directions on creating a theme from scratch (for those of you who are bursting with creativity) and how to ‘borrow’ an already existing theme from Powerpoint.

Adding Themes to the Gallery

You can use themes to customize pages. You can create a theme and add it to the Gallery so that it"s available in a convenient location. You can apply this theme to a page, all pages in a group or all pages in a file.

The Gallery also includes some predefined themes.

To create a theme

1. Select Format > Themes > Create Theme. 2. Type a name for the theme in the Theme name box. 3. Set the background in the same way that you would for a page. 4. Add, manipulate and edit objects on the theme in the same way that you would on a page. 5. Press Save.
The theme appears in the Gallery"s My Content > Backgrounds and Themes category list.

Using PowerPoint design templates in Smart Notebook:
1. Open up PowerPoint. 2. If it is not already on the left side of your screen select format > slide design and the box will open on the right side of your screen. 3. Select the option ‘design templates.’ 4. Pick one of the options (like you would if doing a PowerPoint). 5. Select file > save as 6. Give it a file name and (VERY IMPORTANT) in the save as type drop down box select JPEG file interchange format (*.jpg). 7. Open up Smart notebook. 8. Click on the fill effects tab (has the multicolored square on it). 9. Select ‘image fill.’ 10. Browse to where you saved the powerpoint image, select it, and the image will appear on the page. (I’ve noticed that some details can go missing from your original image.). 11. At this point, continue with the directions below. (NOTE: You can still be creative here and add graphics, etc.)

To create a theme based on the current page

1. Select Format > Themes > Create Theme from Page.
2. Type a name for the theme in the Theme name box.
3. Set the background in the same way that you would for a page.
4. Add, manipulate and edit objects on the theme in the same way that you would on a page.
5. Press Save.

The theme appears in the Gallery"s My Content > Backgrounds and Themes category list.

When you are ready to use it, go to My Content > Backgrounds and Themes and drag the one you want out to your notebook page and choose ‘insert theme on all pages’

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11. Change the default font

To change the default font in SMART Notebook software, complete the following steps:
1) Select the Text icon in your Notebook toolbar.
2) Select one of the text buttons.
3) Select the Style tab, on the left side of your screen.
4) Select Text Style, and then select your preferred font and size.
5) At the bottom of the tab, click Save Tool Properties. (You must have made changes for this tab to be available.)

Here are the same directions with images to guide you (the images didn"t automatically go on the wiki when doing copy/paste.)


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12. Themes for you to use

Here are a bunch of themes you can now use in notebook. Remember, they all can be edited for different fonts, etc. by going to "my content" in the gallery and then going to "themes and backgrounds". Click the down arrow in the corner of any theme and choose edit theme. (Be sure to save when done.)
1. Save the attached file to your desktop.
2. Open the file. (when you do, all the themes I have created will automatically be put into your "my content" folder under "backgrounds and themes" in the gallery.
3. When you want to use a theme, just drag it out onto a page.


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13. Teaching Templates and A Memory GameAttached is a set of teaching templates from
Save the file and then open it which will open up your Smartboard software. It will look like nothing happened. However, it has actually loaded into your Gallery. So once Smartboard opens, if you check your "My Content" (which is in your gallery) you will see the files in a new folder called ‘teaching templates’
From now on, all references to Template A, Template B, etc. will be based on what you already have under ‘my content’.
The first template I will highlight is the memory game (template C).*
1. Click on edit and select all. Now move all squares down the screen.
2. Click edit and select all locked notes. Now unlock them.
3. Change all of the items inside by clicking on them and changing the text.
4. Now select all items and lock in place.
5. Click edit and select all to move all the squares back up together in place.

Give the students think time in pairs. Randomly pick a pair of students to open two items. They are given a few seconds to talk with each other while the rest of the class does the same. They must justify a match or not. This repeats until all of the items are matched.
The examples given included: match the President with the quote, or matching pairs of algebraic expressions (like x=4 matches 5x=20). I could see it also being used for any vocabulary use (word and definition) or perhaps book characters and their actions.
*note: template directions have been taken from ‘Easy Smartboard Teaching Templates’ by Scott Miller and David Sladkey from

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14. Sentence and Spelling Memorization Templates

You should have already gotten the templates downloaded to your notebook by following the directions in tip #13.

Sentence Memorization:
1. Pull out Template T (found under My Content à teaching templates)
2. Change the word and definition to be your own.
3. Select the new word and definition and lock in place.
4. As a class read the word and definition.
5. Pick a random student to choose a cover for one of the words.
6. After covered, read the word and definition together.
7. Continue steps 5 & 6 until word and definition is completely covered.

Spelling Memorization:
Follow the same directions as above but use Template U
*note: template directions have been taken from ‘Easy Smartboard Teaching Templates’ by Scott Miller and David Sladkey from

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15. Template X: Order of Importance and Template Y: Venn Diagram

You should have already gotten the templates downloaded to your notebook by following the directions in tip #13 on the wiki (or a prior email).

Template X: Order of Importance
1. Pull out Template X (found under My Content à teaching templates).
2. Double click on the items to change the text.
3. Select all the items and lock and allow move.
4. Give the students think time in pairs.
5. Randomly pick a pair of students to move an item to a place on the scale. They must justify their placement.
6. The next pair of students can move a new item or change a previous item’s placement.
7. This continues until all the items have been placed at least once.

*Another way to present this template is to put an order on the scale and say that two are out of order. Have discussions about what should get changed.

1. Put these characters from the book in order of importance…Marie, Luke, Phil, The Judge, etc.
2. Put these waste hierarchy items in order of importance….disposal, re-use, recycling, prevention, etc.

Template Y: Venn Diagram
1. Pull out Template Y (found under My Content à teaching templates)
2. Double click on the items to fill in the text. (You can also use images as your items.)
3. Select all the items and lock and allow move.
4. Clone the page to make a key.
5. Give think time, then pick one student at random to drag one item into one of the categories. They must justify their answer.
6. Pick the next person. They may change what a previous person did or move a new item.
7. Continue until all items are correctly placed.

1. plant cell vs. animal cell parts
2 verbs vs. nouns
3. integers vs. square roots

*note: template directions have been taken from ‘Easy Smartboard Teaching Templates’ by Scott Miller and David Sladkey from

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16. Sentence Ordering: Template H

You should have already gotten the templates downloaded to your notebook by following the directions in tip #13 on the A+ smartboard tips on the Fremont Wiki (or by previous email).

1. Pull out Template T (found under My Content à teaching templates)
2. Replace the text in each sentence. Type them in as they would be ordered.
3. Clone the page to make an answer key slide.
4. Mix up the sentences on the new page.
5. Select all the sentences and lock and allow move.
6. Give some think time. Pick a random student to go to the board and move a sentence into a certain spot. It does not have to be sequential. The student must justify their answer.
7. The next student is picked and can change the previous answer or move a enw sentence to a new location.
8. This repeats until the order is correct.

a. Evaluate the expression 15 – 3 * 6 ÷ 2 + (4+1)

Take the 15 and subtract 9 to get 6
Add the 4 and 1 to get 5
Add 6 and 5 to get 11
Divide the 18 and the 2 to get 9
Multiply the 3 and the 6 to get 18

b. Sort these into the correct order.

Collect materials, record results, and clean up.
Get test tubes and iodine.
Read experiment instructions.
Assign each member of the group a responsibility.
Execute the experiment.

Please share any of your examples!!!!

*note: template directions have been taken from ‘Easy Smartboard Teaching Templates’ by Scott Miller and David Sladkey from

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17. Changing pen settings:

To change pen settings of the pens in your tray:

1. Open the SMART control panel. (This button in your system tray in lower right corner of screen )
2. Press SMART Hardware Settings.
3. Press the image of the product with the settings you want to change.
4. Select Pen and Button Settings in the list. (should be the default)
5. Press the button for the pen you want to customize.
The Properties dialog box appears.
6. Press Fill Effects.
7. Adjust the transparency.
8. Press Line Style.
9. Adjust the line color, thickness, start, end and style.
10. Press Save Tool Properties to save your settings.
11. Optionally, repeat steps 5 through 10 to customize other pens or pen tool buttons.
12. Press Apply.
13. Press OK to close the SMART control panel.

To change the pens buttons in the button row of your notebook software:

Note: You have 4 pens and 2 highlighters you can customize when you click this button. Make them something other than the tray pens to give you a total of 10 different choices.

1. Click on the pen tool button in the button row of your notebook software.
2. Click on the pen you wish to modify.
3. Click on the properties tab on the side (has the colored squares next to the letter A).
4. Change fill effect (for transparency level) or line style (for color, thickness, solid/dash, etc) to be what you want.
5. Click ‘save tool properties’ at the bottom of the properties tab.
6. Repeat as needed with other pens.

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18. Customize your notebook button bar

Like most every other program you use on the computer that has shortcut buttons, the buttons in notebook software can be customized.

1. Right click anywhere on the bar. This will bring up a customize toolbar window.
2. While this is open you can drag a new button onto the bar, drag a button you don’t need off of the bar, or just rearrange the buttons on the bar.

Tips from our SMARTboard whisperer Bret Gensburg:
1. On the customize toolbar window, you should uncheck the “auto-hide contextual toolbar” option at the bottom of the window. Unchecking will allow you to keep any extra choices (like all of the shapes or special pen colors) in view until you change tools. If you need a circle, then a square, then a triangle you will no longer need to keep hitting the shapes button to get them in between shapes.
2. Bret also recommends that you remove the following buttons: shape recognition pen (rarely works) and properties button (already on side tab)
3. Bret also would have you consider removing the fill icon (can be done through properties tab) and the pin page tab (ADD the zoom button and you get pin-page as a choice…a 2-fer!), He is not a fan of the table button (kind of lengthy to explain, but just as easy to create your own table with lines) or the magic pen (why do you need disappearing ink?, zooming and spotlighting can be done in other ways and while you are in these modes you can’t still write on the board).

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19. Click and Reveal

Click and reveal is a way to do simple matching (equivalent fractions, vocabulary/definition, president/significant accomplishment, sentence structure/examples, word/picture)

1. Go to your gallery and type in click and reveal in the search box.
2. Drag out whichever click and reveal shape you wish to use. (Don’t forget to right click on it in the gallery if you want to save it to your ‘my content’ folder so you don’t have to search for it again.)
3. Click and drag on the lower right corner of your object to size it to suit your activity. (If you click on the symbol in the upper left corner you can change the color of the shape.)
4. Right click on the object to clone it to create more of the same (do as many times as you need).
5. Type whatever text you plan on putting behind the squares (or add pictures, handwriting, etc.).
Size as needed.
6. Select the text or picture, etc. that is going to be behind the shape you chose and click the drop down arrow to get the list of commands you can do….pick: order à send to back (You can also drag and select all of these objects at once and save some time.)
7. Place the objects under the click and reveal shape you chose. Now when you click on the shape, it will turn transparent revealing the object hidden below. Click again and it becomes opaque.

Do as a matching. Have a random student (or pair) select two….decide if they match or not. If they do, leave them. If not, click on both again to hide them. Repeat as needed.

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20. Using the transparent background button:

Here is a nice feature of your SMARTboard. It is the transparent background button. (It looks like a screen with white and grey checkers.)

This works like the ink aware layer. Whatever is ‘behind’ the notebook page shows up, though you still have full SMARTboard features. (So the pattern would be…open up your background image. Open up notebook. Hit the transparent background button.)

How could you use this?

Maybe you are teaching language arts and want to work with a paragraph of text. Since you are still in notebook (even though you can’t see most of it) you can add a new page and the background stays the same. Example: Underline all of the nouns the first time. Add a page, then underline all of the verbs.

Maybe you have a word document of your test and want to go over it…

Maybe you have a really great map (or other image) you found on the Internet...

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21. Using Microsoft clip art in Notebook (which includes sounds and animated gif files).

Notebook has a big collection of graphics, but it is a bit limited. Finding graphics on the web is easy…as long as you are at home and can access Google images. Since this is blocked at school, Microsoft clip art might just have what you need.

Getting a regular picture from Office to Notebook is as easy as putting it in a Word document, then doing a simple copy/paste to get it into Notebook.

Did you know that clip art also has access to sounds? Getting these into Notebook is a bit trickier than just doing a simple copy/paste. Here is what you need to do:

1. Open up Microsoft Word and open up clip-art (insert à picture à clip art).
2. Make sure that the ‘search in:’ box says all collections and the ‘results should be:’ box says all media file types.
3. Now you need to put in what you are searching for. For this example we are going to need a ‘ho ho ho’ for your Santa graphic you are using. Type in ‘ho ho ho’ into the ‘search for:’ box.
4. You will see a series of graphics, but you will also see the media player symbol in a couple of the boxes. The one we want says ‘Santa Ho …’
5. Notice in the lower left corner is a very tiny globe symbol. This is because this file is found on the web. The first thing you need to do is right click somewhere in ‘Santa Ho…’ box and chose ‘make available offline’
6. Now open up your notebook file and add what ever graphic of Santa that you want to say ‘ho ho ho’.
7. Select the object, and click on the options arrow in the upper right corner.
8. Select ‘sound’ from the drop down box.
9. Click on the ‘browse’ button to navigate to the sound you want.
10. My documents à My pictures à Microsoft clip organizer (Now pick the sound you want. The file name will be some odd collection of numbers and letters. If you have a bunch in the folder and are not sure which one you need you can always right click on it and select play.
11. You are all set. Santa will now sing his praises!

‘Movies’ in Microsoft Office are really just animated .gif files. If you go back to your ‘ho ho ho’ search in Microsoft Office you will see a picture of a Santa hat with eyes and feet. In the lower right corner you will see a star symbol. Using one of these works the same as getting and using a sound file.

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22. Copy/paste formatting problems when using text:
Have you tried to copy and paste text into Notebook only to have the original formatting come through and really look strange in Notebook (too big, wrong color, etc.) forcing you to then take the time to reformat it?
I have found a solution!
1. Copy whatever text you plan to use.
2. In notebook type one letter (any one will do).
3. Paste.
4. The text will now be in the formatting that you are using by default. All you have left to do is to delete the letter at the beginning.
I sent our SMARTboard guru, Bret Gensburg, this idea. He came back with another nice alternative to ‘sterilize’ large amounts of text. He keeps a shortcut to notepad on his desktop. He will copy and paste into that, then copy from there. Notepad will get rid of all of the original formatting including any hyperlinks and images.
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23. Give them the finger...nail!

If a student is having trouble moving objects around, or if their finger is making embarrassing gas noises, all you need to do is to have them turn their finger around and have them press with their fingernail. Remember, you can press hard. It won"t hurt the board (unless their nails have embedded diamonds...)

24. Slide it over

See attached notebook file
 slide it over.notebook

25. Creating Transparent Areas in a Graphic

If you insert a graphics file on a page, you can create transparent areas within the graphic. This is useful for removing an image"s background. You can make any color in a graphic transparent.

To create a transparent area in a graphic

  1. Select the graphic.
  2. Press the object"s menu arrow, and then select Set Picture Transparency .
The Picture Transparency dialog box appears.
  1. Press any areas in the graphic that you want to make transparent.
NOTE: Pressing an area makes only that area transparent, even if the graphic includes that same color in other areas.
  1. Press OK .

26. SMART notebook print capture:
You can import any document into SMART notebook with the print capture option.

Perhaps you have a worksheet or lab that needs things explained before the students start. Perhaps you have a worksheet, test, etc. that you now want to go over with the students because it has already been turned in.

It is simple!

1. Open the original file (word document, .pdf, excel file, etc.)
2. Go to File --> Print
3. At the top (where you see the name of your printer), instead of sending the file to your printer, change the drop down arrow to: SMART notebook print capture.
4. Your document (after processing) will open up in SMART notebook.
5. Use as needed.

27. Reveal an Answer

 reveal an answer template.notebook

see attached notebook file

28. Teaching with Angles

(for showing interior angles of a triangle add up to 180 degrees and interior angles of a quadrilateral add up to 360 degrees)