Where are you Romeo?

After reading part of Romeo and Juliet , the students created a scene from the novel on a Notebook page.  They made sure everything was locked down and then they added some characters that could move freely.  In their own words they narrated the characters parts (Lapel mics were useful for this aspect.) while they moved their characters onscreen.  They were having so much fun that getting them to stop laughing was difficult in the beginning!

This was all recorded with SMART Recorder which captured the scenes, movements and the voices.  After recording, the file was saved as a .avi although it could have been a .wmv file (Macs create Quick Time files).  Either could be posted to internet for parents to watch.

To use SMART Recorder, first ensure that the blue icon with the white circle is seen in the taskbar at the bottom of your screen.

If it isn’t, do the following:

For Windows

  1. Click on Start
  2. Click on Programs
  3. Click on SMART Technologies
  4. Click on SMART Board Tools

For Mac

  1. Click on the Finder
  2. Click on Applications
  3. Click on SMART Technologies
  4. Click on Board Tools

Both Mac and Windows offer different options that you can check out, but these simple instructions will work well.

In Windows, click on the blue icon in the system tray Click on SMART recorder

  1. Press the red button and record your actions and voice.
  2. Press the square button and save wherever you choose.

On a Mac, click the blue icon in the dock.

  1. Click recorder in the drop down menu under Open in the top menu.
  2. Click the red button once or twice to begin recording the whole screen.
  3. Click the grey, square button to stop recording.
  4. By default this saves to your movie folder.

Happy Learning!

Mrs Blossom

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