Archive for January, 2014

Beautiful Bubbles

January 22, 2014

A few weeks ago, I was at a conference and had the opportunity to play with the SMART Table.  I loved the new design and the sensitivity of it.  A rep from SMART came over and told us about a new file called Beautiful Bubbles which you can find on the SMART Exchange.  Once we downloaded it via wifi to the table, we had everyone engaged in popping the bubbles!  We wanted to know what happened when we got rid of all the red ones or the blue ones or both.  If you have a table, try it out.  This is a great way to get new or reluctant table users to join in the fun!

Happy Learning!

Mrs Blossom

Recommending Notebook Files

January 15, 2014

I would love to know which Notebook files people love.  Don’t forget to recommend the gems!  In SMART Exchange, click on the name of the activity beside the image of the file.  It will take you to a screen where you can click on ‘recommend this resource’.

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Happy Learning!

Mrs Blossom

People in Notebook

January 8, 2014

There were so many times that I wanted to use school clipart with people but there didn’t seem to be many of those in the Gallery of SMART Notebook.  However, in the SMART Exchange, you can search for people and find many gallery collections of famous people including explorers and scientists as well as kids at school and family pictures.  The downside is that the people in these collections are not ethnically diverse.  I found that by using the camera tool, I could capture the image that is on a Notebook page and then paste it into Photoshop, Paint or probably any other paint program.  Then I was able to fill the skin colours with darker shades of flesh.  The eyes are all round in these pictures.  I had to find other eye shapes and manipulate them to fit the images.  It took a few minutes but once done, I could save the images as jpg or put them into Notebook Gallery so they are handy when I need them.

Happy Learning!

Mrs Blossom