Teachers spend a great deal of time creating Smart Notebook files. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could send your files home with students to work on the file at home? Well, actually you can.
SMART Notebook Express is a "lightweight version" of SMART Notebook software that is accessible online anytime for FREE. It does not have all the bells and whistles that the full package does but for an absolutely free tool it is hard to beat.
With the SMART Notebook Express web application, you don’t need to log in and there’s no software to download - all you need is Internet access. Of course, you can download it if you choose.
SMART Notebook Express is accessible at http://express.smarttech.com.
By sending students home with a CD or flash drive containing your notebook files used in class, you have have students review and revisit concepts covered in class.
Symbaloo is a web based tool that my colleague, Gail Moore and I stumbled across several years ago at a VSTE conference. It is a bookmarking tool that uses visual tiles instead of text links to save sites. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Portaportal (and still use it) but for education, Symbaloo has so many possibilities as well. Below is a tutorial that I created to show you how to create your own Symbaloo.
Here is a cheat sheet you can print out to help you.
_Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools,
located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to
work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work
with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus,
I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
ACPS' 1st computers
I know only one thing about the technology that awaits us in the future: We will find ways to tell stories with it. ~Jason Ohler