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Smart Board Tricks and Tips Ann Zier & Jen Miller October 13, 2014
How to Create a Link Go to the Top Menu Click on the Star and pull down for picture to create link Right click on the picture Select Link on drop down menu Options are webpage, page in file, file on this computer, current attachment We’ll do webpage Open the Internet browser Type in website address Example: www.starfall.com
How to Create a Link (continued) Select address and copy Go back to opened SmartBoard file Paste address Click object (it’s easier to touch the entire object/picture rather than touching the corner.) Click OK
How to Link a YouTube Song Do a YouTube search We’re doing “The Learning Station” Select song Right click and copy on picture Go to the SmartBoard file Right click and paste picture Right click on picture Link and back to YouTube video. Click on video to open, copy address, back to SmartBoard file and paste in address box Click on Object icon and click OK
How Do I Put a Video in a SmartBoard Lesson? First you have to convert the videos to a file in order to use it for the SmartBoard! Open the video (you need to use Chrome) Right click on the menu bar Save video as Choose the folder you want (My document videos, tech fair) You can create your own folder Create title and click save
Inserting Video (continued) Your file saves as a MPEG-4 file and we need to change it! Change to FLV file and save Go to Format Factory on Desk Top (or search for it) and open Video is on top Click on icon FLV Right click add file Go to My Videos where you saved it Select video and open Click OK at the top right Click to start at bottom
Inserting Video (continued) You will see the conversion Click Output folder on top Left It should look like a cone next to original video Go back to the SmartBoard file Go to the insert menu at top Select video Go to the folder you selected and you should see the orange cone with the file Select file and open And now it’s in the SmartBoard file! It’s ready to play!
Color Sort SmartBoard Project Open a Word document We are creating a Word table, which makes it easier for students to manipulate rather than creating a SmartBoard table. Another option is to google a blank table and copy and paste it into SmartBoard. Insert table We sorted 4 colors, so it’s a 4x6 table Right click on the table Click on Table properties Highlight row and change to.7 inches Highlight cell and click on bottom
Color Sort (continued) Type in words, change the font and size to meet your needs Save the document as a template Highlight and copy the table Open the SmartBoard file Paste the table on the SmartBoard page Click on Shapes at the top menu Highlight and click on triangle
Color Sort (continued) Right click on the triangle Click on the infinite cloner Left click on the triangle and you’ll see the infinity sign Left click and pull off triangles Repeat for other shapes (we used circles and squares) Right click on triangle and highlight properties Click on fill effects on menu on left Select solid fill and pick colors you’ve highlights in the table Repeat for other shapes Save the SmartBoard document and now you’re ready to sort!
Animal sorting Open a Smartboard document. Using the menu bar at the top of the page select the shape tools. Click on the circle now the color tab appears. We are going to use the fill color. Select green. Now go now to the page of the Smartboard and using your mouse create a green circle for the zoo animals. Repeat and use the color red for farm animals. We are going to place the circles next to each other. So the circles do not move during the activity we are going to lock them. Select the object and click on the arrow and choose lock and then lock in place. repeat
Animal sorting (continued) Open a Word document We are going to insert pictures of animals. Go to the insert tab and choose online pictures. Type in different types of animals. I am going to choose zoo and farm animals.
Animal Sorting (Continued) Once you have the pictures you want. We are going to right click each picture. Select one picture at a time. Right click the picture and select cut. Select your Smartboard file and right click the page and select paste. Repeat for all. Move the animals to side so they are not on the circles. You will have to resize the animals. Select the object and go to lower right hand corner and place you courser there decrease the size of the picture. Now right click the pictures one at a time and select infinite cloner. Now each picture will copy each time a person selects the item. Now you are ready to model how to sort animals by were they live. The zoo or the farm!