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Re: [teacherartexchange] I feel SMARTer already!


From: Betty B (bettycarol_40_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 23 2011 - 08:05:44 PST

Rebecca, I don't do much with the bells and whistles, but use it constantly. I
have a piece from art history on the board when they come in every day with
basic info. (three grade levels, three different rotation schedules) I keep
these organized by weeks of the semester. They do a thumbnail sketch in their
sketchbook and we talk about the piece. This takes the first 5-10 minutes of
class. Every few weeks I do a very simple matching quiz between the info
and what they have in the sketchbook & images. It gives me a little chance to do
art history, and reinforces note taking and the usefulness of sketches in note

My all-year 8th grade class does the western art-timeline in the fall semester,
then in the spring we spend a month on each major non-western culture, Africa,

I have had some frustrations with the images disappearing, leaving the "box"
there, just no image. I also wish the image quality was better, But that's all.

I also use it for drawing demos.  I dont' like it nearly as well as Manga Studio
for quality of drawing, but it sure is convenient.


Sweet!  Thank you, Melissa!

I see a lot of potential.  I took a training course 2 years ago when
all the teachers at my school started getting them, but of course, I'm
the last one to get one, and I've already forgotten a lot of what I
learned.  Still, I got to play with it a bit yesterday and the
students taught me a lot of cool things.
Thanks for the resources!  I can't wait to see what you've put together!


On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 8:18 PM, Melissa Enderle <> wrote:
> Hi Rebecca,
> You will love your SmartBoard. My brother uses it in his art room. Although I
>am not teaching art right now, I would be sure to request one in my next art
>position. Play with the tools in the Notebook software and get comfortable with
>them. Use the pop-out toolbar when in other programs as well - spotlight,
>screenshade, pens, etc. Save your annotations for review.
> I just did a PD on doing more with your SmartBoard, including inserting
>multimedia, using animation for feedback, and screencasts - all using the
>Notebook software. I have lots of resources, tips, handouts, etc. on my wiki.
> - especially check out the SmartBoard and
>Interactive websites pages.
> Melissa
> On Feb 22, 2011, at 9:04 PM, Rebecca Burch wrote:
> > Hi, friends!
> >
> > I just got a Smart Board.  I am pretty excited about it, although a
> > little overwhelmed with all the information I've gotten about it.
> >
> > Is anyone using one in your art classes?  What are your favorite uses/
> > resources/ lessons?
> >
> > I teach Art grades 6-12.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Rebecca
> > Charleston Catholic High School
> > Charleston WV
> >
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> > Rebecca Burch
> >
> >
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