Last weekend, socializing at a SMART Board conference I was asked by a fellow attendee…“What else can I do with my SMART board?” At the time I had no idea what features he was currently using or was aware about. I started showing him some of the many features like the screen shade tool, dual page view and some cool hyper linking techniques that you can apply to your lessons right inside SMART Notebook Software. He seemed aware of these tools so I continued to press on and showed him a few more techniques I picked up in the classroom. One of my favorite and ‘very simple’ tips is changing one of the pens color properties to white. By changing one of the pens to white you can “white out” text and or images. To slowly reveal the images, all you have to do is pick up the eraser and like magic the text or image appears! Using the pen tool to white out/erase is a great tip/trick and from my experience both teachers and students alike love to use it in lessons! With this technique you can easily create cloze activities on the fly during your lessons!
If you have a question don’t hesitate to ask me! Or maybe you have some tricks of your own?
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