Getting started with SMART using SMARTBoardGoodies.com #edchat #ncedchat #smarttech #edtech #ncedtech

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If you’ve ever checked out SMARTBoardGoodies.com, you know the work of Amber Coggin – an elementary technology teacher and SMART Board Certified Trainer from Mobile, Alabama. Find out how Amber got started and hear her resource recommendations!

By Amber Coggin

SMARTBoardGoodies.com got its start in 2009 when I began scouring the Internet looking for games and other resources that work well on the SMART Board. I acquired so many wonderful resources that I decided to create a blog in order to share them with not only the educators in my school and district, but educators around the world! I began sharing all of my blog posts on Twitter, and from there, other educators starting sharing with their network of teachers. On my site, you will not only find web-based games and activities, but also SMART Notebook files that I have created. You will also find various links to different websites categorized by subject, links to other educational technology projects I’ve been involved in and more. I’ve highlighted a few of my most downloaded resources here.

SMART Notebook Facebook Template

I was inspired to create a Facebook page template for SMART Notebook after seeing various other templates in other popular file formats. This template can be used to create a “fake” Facebook page for any famous person your students may be studying. Students will enjoy creating a page for an artist, an inventor, a sports figure (see my Hank Aaron example), or a character from a book or movie. This activity can also be used for teaching students about social media and Internet safety. Many school districts block access to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, but this template will make the students feel as though they are using the real thing! You’ll notice there are several versions of the template within the Notebook file. On one page, all the objects are locked, which means they can still be unlocked and be moved by students. Since I teach elementary students, I prefer not to give them access to unlock and delete/move objects; therefore, I used the “Format- Themes- Create Theme from Page” feature in order to convert the page into a theme that can’t be edited by the students. Using the theme template, students are then just expected to use the text tool and insert images. If you click on the Attachments Tab, you will find a worksheet that can be used in conjunction with this activity. I always have my students complete the worksheet first before I allow them to begin working in SMART Notebook software. You can download this file from mySMART Exchange page. You may also want to check out my SMART Notebook Template for Twitter.

Reading and Language Intervention SMART Notebook Files

Another popular resource that I’ve shared are my K-2 and 3-5 Reading and Language Intervention files. These files include web resource links for language and reading skills such as short vowels, CVC, blending, main idea, author’s purpose, and more. Linking is used a lot in this file. This allows younger to students to navigate through the pages without much assistance from the teacher, making it a perfect center activity. You can download both files from my  SMART Exchange page.

About Amber Coggin Amber Coggin is an elementary technology teacher and Certified SMART Board Trainer from Mobile, Alabama. She is also the author ofsmartboardgoodies.com, a blog in which she shares Notebook files and other resources that work well on the SMART Board. You can follow her on Twitter at @ambercoggin or on Facebook.

SeedPD Blog Feature: SMART Exchange File of the Week! #edchat #ncedchat #smarttech #edtech #ncedtech

To add more teacher content to our site, the SeedPD Blog is sharing one teacher-created SMART Exchange file every Friday. All files shared will be Common Core relevant, and we’ll be sure to share with you the standard(s) being addressed.

This entry is a file entitled “Angles”. In this file, students will be introduced and learn how to identify and estimate the size of angles. They also learn how to measure angles using a protractor! In addition to using interactive activities to introduce and practice concepts, students are able to use the protractor tool in SMART Notebook to measure angles. There is also a practice page at the end of the file where students can create, identify, and measure their own angles, in addition to a vocabulary game!

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Common Core Standards Addressed:  MA.4.4.G, MA.4., MA.4.4.G.1
Direct Link to Presentation Filehttp://exchange.smarttech.com/details.html?id=7c84787c-1b96-4371-956b-ba720769a332
Number of Downloads: 12,715
Created by: Sally Andreola

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SeedPD Blog Feature: SMART Exchange File of the Week! #edchat #ncedchat #smarttech #edtech #ncedtech

To add more teacher content to our site, the SeedPD Blog is sharing one teacher-created SMART Exchange file every Friday. All files shared will be Common Core relevant, and we’ll be sure to share with you the standard(s) being addressed.

This entry is a file entitled “Adjectives”. In this file, students will be introduced to adjectives and learn how to identify them whether they are written or spoken. This file is short, but is long on engagement, examples, and interactivity. Enjoy!

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Common Core Standards Addressed: LA.3.L, LA.3., LA.3.L.CCR.1, LA.3.L.3.1, LA.3.L.3.1.a,
Direct Link to Presentation Filehttp://exchange.smarttech.com/details.html?id=41b89f26-893e-4636-9fd2-8ab6fa6a99c3
Number of Downloads: 54,033
Created by: K. Rodemoyer

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SeedPD Blog Feature: SMART Exchange File of the Week! #edchat #ncedchat #smarttech #edtech #ncedtech

To add more teacher content to our site, the SeedPD Blog is sharing one teacher-created SMART Exchange file every Friday. All files shared will be Common Core relevant, and we’ll be sure to share with you the standard(s) being addressed.

This entry is a file entitled “Gumball Math – Graphing, Addition, and Subtraction”. In this file, students will use a gumball machine to model the addition and subtraction mechanics needed to solve word problems. This file has a number of pre-made addition and subtraction word problems, but also has addition and subtraction templates available for creating your own. Enjoy!

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Common Core Standards Addressed:  MA.2.2.OA, MA.2., MA.2.2.OA.1
Direct Link to Presentation Filehttp://exchange.smarttech.com/details.html?id=dd26d41d-fa67-484f-acd1-56b1e991a5f5
Number of Downloads: 56,510
Created by: unknown

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SeedPD Blog Feature: SMART Exchange File of the Week! #hiphoped #edchat #ncedchat #smarttech #edtech #ncedtech

To add more teacher content to our site, the SeedPD Blog is sharing one teacher-created SMART Exchange file every Friday. All files shared will be Common Core relevant, and we’ll be sure to share with you the standard(s) being addressed.

This entry is a file entitled “Alphabet Hip Hop Handwriting”. In this file, hip hop will be used to teach students about the alphabet and the sounds of its letters! The main page features three great, upbeat raps that teach students the letters of the alphabet, the requisite sounds, as well as age appropriate word examples with each letter. To hear the songs, all you have to do is press the speaker icon below each title.

Each subsequent page is dedicated to each letter of the alphabet. Every page has an example of the letter in uppercase and lowercase, as well as a short rap about that letter, its pronunciation, and examples. There is also a large space for students to practice writing the upper and lower case letter on the Notebook page!

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Common Core Standards Addressed:  LA.K.L, LA.K., LA.K.L.CCR.1, LA.K.L.K.1, LA.K.L.K.1.a
Direct Link to Presentation Filehttp://exchange.smarttech.com/details.html?id=51751822-dab0-4a51-901a-e029dee0edba
Number of Downloads: 6,375
Created by: Hawley

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SeedPD Blog Feature: SMART Exchange File of the Week! #edchat #ncedchat #smarttech #edtech #ncedtech

To add more teacher content to our site, the SeedPD Blog is sharing one teacher-created SMART Exchange file every Friday. All files shared will be Common Core relevant, and we’ll be sure to share with you the standard(s) being addressed.

This entry is a file entitled “Graphing Quadratics in Vertex Form”. In this file, students will learn about the foundation and properties of quadratic functions. Specifically, students will learn how to find the vertex, intercepts, domain, and range of a quadratic function in vertex form. This file is lengthy and uses interactive pages and activities that will both engage the student learner and facilitate quality instruction. There is a really neat interactive website that is linked to the file on the first page, and even a SMART Response Question set at the end! Enjoy!

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Common Core Standards Addressed:  MA.9-12, MA.9-12.F-IF.5
Direct Link to Presentation Filehttp://exchange.smarttech.com/details.html?id=3f4482ad-d21d-499b-b4ba-654d28adf69f
Number of Downloads: 637
Created by: S. Oswalt

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SeedPD Blog Feature: SMART Exchange File of the Week! #edchat #ncedchat #smarttech #edtech #ncedtech

To add more teacher content to our site, the SeedPD Blog is sharing one teacher-created SMART Exchange file every Friday. All files shared will be Common Core relevant, and we’ll be sure to share with you the standard(s) being addressed.

This entry is a file entitled “Slope, Parallel, and Perpendicular”. In this file, students will use an interactive kooshball game to practice identifying lines as parallel, perpendicular, or neither based on their slope and y-intercepts! To play, a student will throw a kooshball at the game page displayed on the SMART Board. When the ball hits one of the colored circles on the board, a linked question will appear for the student to answer. After writing his/her work and answer on the page, the student will then be able to drag a tab onto the page to see the correct answer! This file is easily customize-able for practicing new questions at a later date. Enjoy!

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Common Core Standards Addressed:  MA.9-12.G-GPE, MA.9-12., MA.9-12.G-GPE.5,
Direct Link to Presentation Filehttp://exchange.smarttech.com/details.html?id=47440152-8415-4574-97e2-864614d899b3
Number of Downloads: 1,609
Created by: N/A

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