SMART Board Resources

Basic SMART Board Use
  1. With any application, you can use the SMART Board as a touch-sensitive screen. Furthermore you can pull up a keyboard to enter text or numbers and save annotations on the screen created with the tools from the pen tray and floating tools from the screen.
  2. With Microsoft Office, you have tools that provide enhanced SMART Board features, such as converting handwriting to text for Word and Excel, and providing additional tools in PowerPoint.
  3. With SMART Notebook and other SMART Tech applications, you have applications that are fully integrated with the board.

SMART Board Resources
SMART Tech - the company that produces the SMART Board
Download instruction guides and view tutorials
Download the software to your home computer (You'll need the activation number from your school's tech department.)
SMART Exchange SMART Tech's Educator Community for lesson plans and more
EASTCONN's SMART Users Group Wikispace for resources and ideas from our community.

SMART Notebook
The Notebook software has many features for educational applications. Some of these include:
  • The Galleries provide pictures and flash programs for enhancing your curriculum.
  • The Lesson Activity Toolkit provides "bells and whistles" to embellish your lessons.
  • Screenshots can be placed on a notebook page.
  • Images and media can be dragged into the My Content (you can create folders here too) to build a personal gallery of images, media, as well as lessons and other objects.

Other Useful SMART Applications
  • SMART Video Player (Windows only): You can play a video, annotate using the pen set and more, copy the image into Notebook.
  • SMART Recorder: You can record your desktop and voice (with mic) to create a movie file (large file)
  • Other SMART Tools: Screenshade, spotlight, calculator and more can be used with any application.

Educational Resources
PBS Teachers Resource
WGBH Teachers Domain
Discovery Education
BBC Bitesize
iConn: Connecticut's Digital Library

Math Resources
Illuminations from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Shodor Interactives

Helpful SMART Board Handouts