Archive for August, 2015

SMART Notebook 15.1 – First look

August 19, 2015

I am so excited!  I just downloaded Notebook 15.1.  You have to check it out.

There are more games in the Lesson Activity Builder, so now you can create stories with blanks, order words, create a drag and drop game, and of course the matching and sorting activities are still there.   To find these games, just click on the magic hat in the top toolbar.  I think you will find it really intuitive and you will be creating fun activities in minutes.

For those of you who loved Extreme Collaboration, don’t worry that it is no longer included in Notebook.  The new Shout It Out takes its place.  It allows students to send text or images and their names can be attached to either.

I love how SMART is working to make Notebook better than ever with each version.
Happy Learning!

Mrs Blossom Signature


Activity Card of the Month – August 2015

August 5, 2015

Card #15 – Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven…

Do you use timers in your classroom?

The card of the month will show you two that can be found in the Gallery. It will also give you ideas for tailoring them to suit your needs. Use them for quick writes and silent reading time. Time how long it takes to clean up the classroom and the next day, see if they can beat the time.

Click here to download Activity Card #15 – Use Timers in Your Classroom


Happy Learning!

Mrs Blossom