A great way to find inspiration as you create lessons in Smart Notebook is to check out the work of others. Besides asking others in your department, the web has a number of resources available where people are sharing and discussing their work. The following links have some great resources and discussion to help you along as you plan:
- The Smart Exchange, Smart’s online educator community. A rich source of Notebook files, arranged according to subject, grade, and state standard.
- The Smart Board Revolution, a social network for teachers using Notebook. Check out the “file sharing” link for the wiki where they post their work.
- The Smart Board Wiki is a similar destination, with some great tutorials on how to create interactive lessons and examples of finished products.
- The TeqSmart community is another area for both Notebook files and learning objects (like this traffic light timer)
Another source for finding specific Notebook examples is a simple search via Google. If you’re ever looking for a certain type of file (in this case we’re looking for a .notebook file), adding a bit of text to your search will make Google look for only files of that type. When you search, try this:
where “government” is your subject search and “notebook” is the type of file. You’ll get results like this:
Searching in this way might not bring up a bunch of results, but it will point you to more websites where individuals are sharing their work.
Have you found some other great resources? Add them in the comments below!