SMART Board® Interactive Whiteboard for Dummies

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-09-17
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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The easy-to-use guide to SMART Board® interactive whiteboards SMART Board interactive whiteboards-which combine the functionality of a computer with the simplicity of a whiteboard-are rapidly becoming fixtures in classrooms, boardrooms, and lecture halls everywhere. While these high tech devices are transforming the ways we teach and learn, getting the most out of them can be down right intimidating. SMART Board® Interactive Whiteboard For Dummies is here to help, explaining everything users need to know to make the most of their technology. Covering topics including how to calibrate a SMART Board interactive whiteboard using a computer, navigating software options, creating interactive presentations and lesson plans, incorporating sound and animation, managing content, and using digital ink with the touch of a finger, the book is designed to get your interactive whiteboard up and running in no time. Introduces and explains SMART Board interactive whiteboards, computer-based white boards that are becoming widespread in classrooms and boardrooms around the world Covers essential topics ranging from setting up a SMART Board interactive whiteboards to managing content Provides the tools SMART Board interactive whiteboard users need to make the most of these new devices The go-to guide for anyone working with SMART Board interactive whiteboards, SMART® Board Interactive Whiteboard For Dummies is designed to make using the chalkboards of the twenty-first century a cinch.

Author Biography

Radana Dvorak holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of London, Queen Mary College, and a master's degree in Knowledge Based Systems (AI). In the past, Radana has served as a researcher and professor, as well as heading a software company that designs software tools. Currently, Radana is the Associate Dean for Extended Learning at Saint Martin's University. She is the author of Moodle For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard  5

Chapter 1: Unveiling the SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard 7

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard 21

Chapter 3: Confi guring Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard and Components 33

Chapter 4: Performing Basic Tasks with Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard 49

Part II: Creating Lessons and Presentations with SMART Notebook Collaborative Learning Software  63

Chapter 5: Getting Acquainted with SMART Notebook Software 65

Chapter 6: Creating and Working with SMART Notebook Files 85

Chapter 7: Creating and Working with SMART Notebook Pages 97

Chapter 8: Creating and Working with Objects 119

Chapter 9: Using Your Own Content 149

Chapter 10: Using Content from SMART Resources167

Chapter 11: Creating Your First Lesson or Presentation 181

Part III: Adding Interactivity Tools and Collaborating Activities  197

Chapter 12: Adding Multimedia to Your Presentation or Lesson 199

Chapter 13: Collaborating with Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard 213

Chapter 14: Taking Advantage of Remote Collaboration and Other Conferencing Tools 227

Chapter 15: Using SMART Meeting Pro Software 241

Chapter 16: Putting It All Together: Some Great Examples 255

Part IV: The Part of Tens  267

Chapter 17: Ten (Or So) Frequently Asked Questions 269

Chapter 18: Ten (Or So) Cool Accessories 277

Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts 289

Chapter 20: Ten Creative Ways to Involve Your Audience 293

Part V: Appendixes  297

Appendix A: Resources 299

Appendix B: Troubleshooting 303

Index  311

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