One of the things that’s great about being in education is the way that teachers freely share their ideas and lessons with each other. We’re always looking for new ideas, resources and lessons to help students learn. While there are so many websites out there that categorize and allow teachers to share their own lessons, one that you may not know about is called SMART Exchange and it comes with a handy link in your SMART Notebook software and is supported by SMART Technologies.
SMART Exchange is just that, a website that is dedicated to the exchange of lessons using the SMART board and SMART Notebook. The lessons are categorized by subject, grade level, file type and even standards. You do have to create an account to download other teachers lessons or share your own but browsing is free. They have recently added a category for Common Core State Standards and already have many lesson plans and SMART Notebook files in there ready for you to use, modify and customize for your own students.
As a part of the site, SMART has also created a message board where you can connect with other teachers to get ideas, ask questions, and collaborate online with other teachers who use SMART Boards in their classrooms. Finally, if you’re looking for other tips and tricks for using the SMART board, on the right hand side of the screen you will find a link entitled “Training” that will take you to SMART’s professional development site where they hold online events, provide resources and self paced modules where you can work and learn at your own pace.
This certainly isn’t the only place to find SMART Notebook files and assistance, but it is a good start if you’re looking for different ways to use the SMART Board in your classroom.
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