Professional Development Workshop
by April Wells
Using Smart Notebook in the Classroom
- "Preparing our children for successful lives in the 21st Century requires creative and innovative approaches to education, including a leading edge S.T.E.M. (science/technology/engineering/math) curriculum, enriched by creative faculty with advanced degrees, and state of the art facilities."
In order to accomplish this goal, all teachers at the building level should acquire the basic skills needed to utilize the Smartboard and Notebook software in their classrooms to enhance their teaching and lessons.
My goal is to encourage and inspire teachers to move a little bit out of their comfort zone and try something new. It is my goal to provide them with the confidence to expand their horizons and incorporate the smartboard into at least 2-3 lessons per week.
Teachers will gain a working knowledge of the basic skills needed to use the Smartboard during a lesson spontaneously as well as prepare simple and effective lessons before hand.
Notebook Lesson File
The following tools must be used:
- A shade
Your lesson will utilize the infinite cloning tool and object animation. Be sure each page has a background and that you lock objects and text you do not want to be moved by the student. Your lesson should be a total of 5 pages with one page utilizing the lesson activity tool kit and one with a linked video or website.
*Your lesson will be due 1 week after this workshop. Please email me your completed lesson.