Welcome to the Library Focus Group SMARTBoard Session!



Literacy tools - prediction - can cover next paragraph, words.
- cloze passage - reveal or check.



Links from Notebook file: (Link and NLVM)


Smart Notebook Software Download Site (Download the 11.4 version. I have been told that future versions require annual fee. This one works although it will no longer be supported.)
Smart Notebook Express (Allows parents and students to view a Smart Notebook file from home or to create one at home.)
Smart Exchange - lesson download site (You need to have a valid email address to sign up. They will send you a link by email to activate your account. I haven't received any spam from this subscription.)
SmartTech Training Resources
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (This is the interactive math site.)
Stewart Resource Centre


Gallery and Activity Builder notebook files - The Gallery is the picture icon on the side tool bar. It contains a number of helpful tools including the Activity Builder Toolkit. There are Activity Builder samples you can use for ideas or edit to use for yourself.

Many more Resources at the Public Library site!

Public Library site If you go to E-Library and then eBooks & eAudiobooks you will find the TumbleBooks there. The Encyclopedias are under the Reference Databases but the Britannica for Kids one is on the Kids page. If you click on the "Using PNLS" link, there are instructions for using the ebooks and everything else that you might need.

Project Gutenberg

Saskatchewan Curriculum Site

KeepVid - site that will allow you to download a video from YouTube etc.

YTD This is software that you download on your computer.
ilivid Another program you can download on your computer to save videos.


Saskatchewan History Online (Their Pintrest page is here.)

This is the video about Gillian Lynne - the dancer. Keep the needs of your students in mind. SmartBoards are interactive and not just for teacher use! You can learn from your students as they become experts.









Scott McCleod's one question from ISTE
Website evaluation – Seven steps for students http://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/step-a-seven-steps-to-website-evaluation-for-students-promoting-digital-citizens/
Blogpost from a teacher who is enthusiastic about the Edmodo ipad app: http://reflectionsofeducator.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/10-reasons-i-love-using-edmodo-in-my-ipad-classroom/

Developing Critical Thinkers http://www.teachthought.com/learning/25-critical-thinking-strategies-for-the-modern-learner/
Poster for Should I post this? (High School) http://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/postaphoto-ms-hs-poster.pdf

Resource list of Evaluating Information sites (Cybraryman) http://cybraryman.com/evaluating.html

Open Culture - K -12 Education Resource lists