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NEWLY ADDED RESOURCES: Click HERE!

SmartBoard Resources

BrightLink 450Wi Resources

Orienting the SmartBoard

SmartBoard Lesson Plans

Epson BrightLink Brochure (18 pages)

RM Easiteach
Software
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What is a SMART Interactive Whiteboard?

What is a SMART Interactive Whiteboard?

Siimply use your finger on an interactive whiteboard to control any application projected on the screen in the same way you use a mouse at your computer. The large screen is an input device, so every touch on the interactive whiteboard conveys information to the computer. Your screen touch is a left click, and pen tray pen contacts become digital ink.

District 91's current SMART interactive whiteboard use analog-resistive technology. With any screen contact, the front sheet touches the back sheet of the hardware. Make sure your contact with the interactive whiteboard is firm, because you must close the air gap between these two sheets. This contact point, along with any pen tool information, is sent to the computer where the information is translated into computer coordinates.

For the screen to function properly, you must orient the interactive whiteboard.

Most interactive whiteboards have a pen tray that holds the pens and the eraser. The pen tray also has buttons to open SMART Keyboard and to right-click. Each slot of the pen tray has a sensor that detects when a tool is removed. If you lose a pen, put another non-reflective object in the slot. Otherwise, the software will sense the tool's absence and assume that you are using it. For example, if you lose the red pen and you don't put something in the empty slot, red digital ink will appear beneath your finger every time you touch the interactive whiteboard.

Mrs. B's Version of 
"How does this thing work?"

 

What is an Epson BrightLink 450Wi? Formal Version

What is the EasiTeach Software?

** Software that comes with BrightLink 45Wi is called RM Easiteach. Media bank Easiteach's localized and searchable media bank comprises over 4,500 curriculum-based resources including over 70 videos.

See also - Additional Resources

What is an Epson BrightLink 450Wi?

From Epson: Convert any wall into an i-wall. This high-performance projector + pen combination integrates interactive functionality in one machine without the constraints or expense of an interactive whiteboard. With ultra-short throw distance, extraordinary size flexibility, and fully-loaded projector technologies, BrightLink redefines a true all-in-one solution able to engage your learning community.

The BrightLink 450Wi features 2,500 lumens white light output and 2,500 lumens color light output2 and helps to future-proof the classroom with networkability, wireless features and advanced connectivity. It also delivers WXGA resolution (16:10 aspect ratio) for full compatibility with widescreen notebooks and movie content, and can easily meet the space needs of any classroom by projecting images from 55-inches diagonal to up to 96-inches diagonal (WXGA) and up to 85-inches diagonal (XGA)*.

Using the BrightLink 450Wi, educators can deliver presentations over a school’s wired (using RJ-45 connectivity) network, giving teachers increased flexibility with their lesson delivery methods. With networked presentations, educators can include several classrooms in one lesson by showing the same content, or allow principals to deliver presentations to the entire school without students ever leaving the classroom.

For schools or districts already using curriculum software, the BrightLink 450Wi provides open compatibility with virtually any interactive software program, allowing educators to incorporate creative and engaging content from eTextbooks, multimedia online content and more into their curricula without added expense. For districts not already standardized or using a software curriculum package, BrightLink is available with RM Easiteach Software, a next-generation software solution designed by teachers to help create exciting and engaging lessons.


EasiTeach Software Resources

Professional Development and Training Resources – all of the following are Free of Charge and accessible at www.rmeducation.com

Free Training Webinars offered every Tuesday and Thursday – click the following link to view schedule and register for one of the standing public-facing webinars http://www.rmeducation.com/

“Help Guides” in Easiteach and Lesson Plans (referred to as Teacher Notes in Easiteach) available for all Content

Online Resources for Professional Development and ongoing reference (both Dealers and Customers):

 

NEWLY ADDED March 2011

Interactive Whiteboard Links
Here are some links that can be powerful whole-group instructional tools when used on an interactive whiteboard.  These are grouped by subject area and subdivided by grade band.
These resources are provided FREE for all Georgia Educators and other educators worldwide by the Educational Technology Center housed at the National Science Center in Augusta, Georgia.


[Math]  [Science]  [Social Studies]  [Language Arts]  [Art]  [Music]  [PE]  [Other]   [Tutorials]   [Software]


These resources are provided FREE for all Georgia Educators and other educators worldwide by the Educational Technology Center housed at the National Science Center in Augusta, Georgia.


These resources are provided FREE for all Georgia Educators and other educators worldwide by the Educational Technology Center housed at the National Science Center in Augusta, Georgia.


These resources are provided FREE for all Georgia Educators and other educators worldwide by the Educational Technology Center housed at the National Science Center in Augusta, Georgia.


These resources are provided FREE for all Georgia Educators and other educators worldwide by the Educational Technology Center housed at the National Science Center in Augusta, Georgia.


These resources are provided FREE for all Georgia Educators and other educators worldwide by the Educational Technology Center housed at the National Science Center in Augusta, Georgia.


These resources are provided FREE for all Georgia Educators and other educators worldwide by the Educational Technology Center housed at the National Science Center in Augusta, Georgia.


These resources are provided FREE for all Georgia Educators and other educators worldwide by the Educational Technology Center housed at the National Science Center in Augusta, Georgia.


These resources are provided FREE for all Georgia Educators and other educators worldwide by the Educational Technology Center housed at the National Science Center in Augusta, Georgia.

Tutorials:


 IHere are some quick tutorials have created for the Promethean ACTIVBoard:
(approximately 20 free online tutorial videos on http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/activstudio3)

Forsyth County Schools Instructional Technology Department - handouts and tutorial videos
 


These resources are provided FREE for all Georgia Educators and other educators worldwide by the Educational Technology Center housed at the National Science Center in Augusta, Georgia.

SoftwareHere are some pieces of software that are great to use with interactive whiteboards.  Some are free and some are not.

 


These resources are provided FREE for all Georgia Educators and other educators worldwide by the Educational Technology Center housed at the National Science Center in Augusta, Georgia.

Promethean Flipcharts: Make sure you check out all of our resources at our Resource Main Page or the ETC Home Page

 

SMART Notebooks: Make sure you check out all of our resources at our Resource Main Page or the ETC Home Page

 

Research conducted by Robert Marzano -

Dr. Robert Marzano claims interactive whiteboards and student response devices improve student achievement...watch his video.

See Marzano's keynote address at CUE@2009 as he discusses his research on interactive whiteboards.

 

Sampling of Educator Ready-to-go Resources

 

Kathy Shrock's Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plans and Ideas

 

Sites to use with Interactive Whiteboards
Elementary
Ambleside Primary Interactive links on the left side of this web page include:  Literacy Hour, Numeracy Hour, Quizzes and more
Crayola Digi-Color Drawing and coloring with a variety interactive pens
Crickweb Interactive resources for primary students
Digital Dialects Free to use interactive games for modern languages
e-Learning for Kids More than 80 interactive whiteboard activities; click on For Kids on the left
East Carter School Interactive resources, templates, and ideas
FreezeRay Bank of imaginative, highly visual science teaching-aids 
I.Q. Interactive Quizzes Quizzes for all grades and most subject areas
Internet4Classrooms Interactive sites, Notebook lessons, and training resources
Interactive Websites Internet sites suited for SMART Board use 
Johnny's Math Page Interactive Math sites
K-3 SMART Board Sites Interactive sites for K-3 language arts and math
Kent NGfL Literacy and Numeracy whiteboard activities
Mini Movies Downloadable interactive science and math animations
Mr. Young's Bouncy "A" Variety of elementary interactive lessons for the SMART Board
NGFL

Online teaching and learning resources for the SMART Board

Oak Street Elementary Many categorized K-5 sites
PBS - Interactive Whiteboard Games All games are vetted by educators
Sheppard Software Free interactive activities in a variety of subjects
Shine + Write Collection of Maths teaching resources
The Play Ground Interactive samples from the SUMS Master Set of activities
Top Marks Interactive Whiteboard Lessons for all grade levels and subjects
Toy Theater An eclectic "Theater" of learning toys for pre-K to grade 6
Vector Kids Strengthen basic math and other skills with interactive educational tools
Word Magnets Create words or letters to scramble and put in correct order

States / Capitols 

USA / Oceanography 

I Spy - Play 

WILD ABOUT READING Interactive Library PowerPoint by Bruemmer with Q and A

Body Systems 

Happy Holidays Penguin In the web address area within your browser: Type in any message you choose after the = sign.  

Fun primary letter site (zoo animals) 

Shapes  Interactive shape sorter

 

 

 

 

Sites to use with Interactive Whiteboards
Grades 6-12
What it does . . . 
This site provides links to labeled diagrams of the various systems of the human body.
This interactive site allows students to build a fossil skeleton from a pile of bones using click and drag features. As a result of using this site, students can reflect on the field of paleontology.
This site includes a variety of animations about the structure and function of cells. The animations include a lot of content detail and would be appropriate for high school biology classes.
Provides a program where students can enter data and create a line, bar, pie or area chart.
This site provides students with space to summarize and draw about a piece of reading. Using an interactive whiteboard with this site would help students share their ideas with an audience.
This site provides links to hundreds of satellite images which can be used to study weather, earthquakes, volcanoes, rivers, oceans, islands, fires, and a variety of other features of the earth's surface.
Practice with exercises following grammar rules.
Provides a link to a lottery odds calculator and links to many state lottery number selectors.
Provides a simulation of a lottery program and shows the counts and percentages for matching 0 to 6 of your lucky lottery numbers
An almanac on-line: maps, geography, history summary to date
World map viewer is an interactive map based application providing with a quick snapshot about countries of the world. Country facts like population, religion, languages spoken, currency etc displayed will provide users with better and quick access to information. Click the country of your interest to know a plethora of information and to view its detailed maps.
This National Geographic site provides maps with varying degrees of detail. Choose from maps of the earth, continents, or individual countries
This site provides links to a variety interactive math activities from NCTM that could be used with an Interactive Whiteboard.
Provides open ended math explorations
Use these interactive math tools to enhance student understanding in the areas of number and operation skills, algebra, and geometry.
This is an interactive periodic table from the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
This real time data site shows ongoing population growth for the United States and the world.
Each picture in this series is 10 times larger or smaller than the picture preceding it. This site can be used to help students understand exponential notation.
Provides links to geography, vocabulary and trivia games that work well on an interactive white board.
Provides math lessons, activities and tools.
Locate your city, school, home, and more using satellite and aerial photographs of the United States.
This Metropolitan Museum of Art site shows artwork from various time periods and regions of the world. An interactive whiteboard could be used to enhance analysis and discussion of various pieces of art.
This site uses a virtual Scanning Electron Microscopy tutorial that allows students to view a variety of samples while adjusting the focus, contrast, brightness, and magnification of the samples. A variety of insect specimens are available for viewing.

 

States / Capitols 

USA / Oceanography 

I Spy - Play 

WILD ABOUT READING Interactive Library PowerPoint by Bruemmer with Q and A

Body Systems 

Happy Holidays Penguin In the web address area within your browser: Type in any message you choose after the = sign.  

Fun primary letter site (zoo animals) 

Shapes  Interactive shape sorter

 

 
 
Back to School: August 2008 Lesson Activities
Back to School: August 2008 Lesson Activities
Icebreakers and community-builders for your classroom, perfect for any time of the school year.
Math and Science Lesson Activities
Math and Science Lesson Activities
Interactive lesson activities to build essential skills in math and science, including measurement, calculating area, and balancing chemical equations.
Earth Day Lesson Activities
Earth Day Lesson Activities
Green-themed lesson activities to boost environmental awareness and stewardship. Students can learn how to conserve and protect our natural resources.
Famous People Lesson Activities
Famous People Lesson Activities
Learn about the lives of historical greats from Mozart to Anne Frank, and discover how their contributions have changed our lives for the better.
Phonics Lesson Activities
Phonics Lesson Activities
Build phonics and early reading skills with these lessons on vowels, consonants, and the sounds they make together. Starring Long O, Cool C and Groovy G, Long A, Bossy R, and The Magical Digraphs!

 

 
   

 
How Does This Thing Work?
Turn on the computer that is hooked up to the Epson, and navigate out to the Internet so you have a nice colorful image on the wall to work with.  The hand-held remote in your start-up kit turns on the projector. (Red button upper left side of remote).  The hand-held lets you control some cool features such as "color mode", which changes the way the presentation on the i-wall looks (theater mode, dynamic, etc.) It also lets you really zoom in - try clicking on an image that is projected using the E-Zoom button on the hand held.

The Epson BrightLink has two pens and software that lets you write (annotate) on the projected image's surface (now referred to as the i-wall). The system comes with two identical pens - you can either use one as an "extra" or use two to let students tag team and present simultaneously. 

If your image on the i-wall is blurry, it just needs to have the focus adjusted (you need to email techd91@d91.net for this one since the focus is up high on the projector itself.)

You have to calibrate the system (just go to your start bar and find the Epson Brightlink software - select calibration and then just touch the pen to the center of each dot that will project onto the wall's surface.) Don't hold the pen straight, but at a slight angle to the surface of the wall. 

You don't need to tap hard: the pen's tip has a slight dampening to it and it makes movement pretty smooth! The dampening is what enables the pen to start drawing or writing. 

To switch working modes - between "mouse" function and "annotation" function - simply click the mouse icon in the EIT (Easy Interactive Tools) to make the pen act like a computer mouse. Click the pen icon to return to mouse mode.

You can also use this as an amazing presentation board and you can play DVDs and educational digital videos and video clips through your computer's DVD drive and project onto the i-wall.  PowerPoints and educational web sites are taken to a new level of kid-friendly interaction. You can also hook up other peripheral devices like document cameras (ELMO).  There are tons of possibilities for usage: a tool for Curriculum/Expectation Night, introduce students to online versions of their textbooks and your web page - just to name a few.

The Epson BrightLink 450wi interactive projector pen.
This is what the pen looks like.

The Epson BrightLink 450wi interactive projector remote control.
The remote . . . 

Software shapes of the Epson BrightLink 450wi interactive projector.
This is a close-up of the BrightLink's Easy Interactive Tools that projects onto the i-wall.


This is a close-up of the BrightLink's Easy Interactive Tools that projects onto the i-wall.

You can choose different colors and drawing shapes. Get familiar with the BrightLink's Interactive toolbar functions before you begin learning the EasiTeach software.

Here are some screen shots of different functions of the BrightLink Easy Interactive Toolbar (EIT)

Color picker of the Epson BrightLink 450wi interactive projector.
Simple color and pen thickness selector.

Another color picker of the Epson BrightLink 450wi interactive projector.
Advanced color selector and pen thickness.


Draw on the desktop or over any software program.


Whiteboard.


Drag and enlarge spotlight over content.

 

Favorite Interactive Web Sites:

http://www.juliethompson.com/SMART.html

 

Jeopardy Ready-Made

Ancient Egypt Jeopardy 25 questions and answers on Ancient Egypt's religion, rulers, land, and life

Library Jeopardy 

Revolutionary War Jeopardy created by Ms. Winburn at Southern Middle School

Metrics  by Mr. Gnas for his 8th grade science classes at Winburn Middle

 

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