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Re:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: September 10, 2012


From: Kim Foster (Kim.Foster_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Sep 11 2012 - 06:06:50 PDT

I have been using the Smartboard, or mine is called an ActivBoard (different software company), since 2006. I love it! The image quality is only as good as your projector. If your district/school purchases cheap projectors, you will have a poor color quality. Also the projectors need good bulbs! I got a new bulb two years ago and the difference was amazing. A dark room, lights out also helps. I use the software to create "powerpoint-type" presentations. You can imbed videos, create games, do practice quizes, allow students to draw over art images, and use a ruler for straight lines. Like anything, it takes practice and training. If you use an ActiveBoard, log into and you can even download art images and presentations others have made. Hope those who like to engage the 21st student, use this tool. I learn more every year! Our students are given their parents ipads or phones to entertain themselves when they are toddlers. Kids love working on the activeboard!

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1. Re: teacherartexchange digest: September 09, 2012
2. Constitution Day Activitiy


Subject: Re: teacherartexchange digest: September 09, 2012
From: Margaret Angstadt <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:13:54 -0400
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Smartboards are VERY useful in my opinion.

Projectors -- get a GOOD projector -- it makes all the difference.
LUMENS -- get the most you can! I would also go for 'wireless'
capability in your projector, in case you want to use your laptop.

Smart document camera is on my list of 'wants'...makes giving and
recording demonstrations easy. (think "substitute" teacher...)
Another 'want' is a Wacom tablet ... lots of possibilities there...

There are a number of smartboard presentations available online, so
you don't have to re-invent the wheel, but not enough in ART yet. Go
to the "SMART Exchange" :

I don't use 'clickers' -- but I do have students use the board for
identifying and marking their interpretation of how the artist use
design principles/elements (in both my art and photography classes).

It helps when students are logging onto our new photography website
-- signing up and posting their images for discussion...

Great of PowerPoints and Prezi's ...

Hope this helps -- but remember LUMENS -- my art room has no windows
(I'm enjoying the same air that was left from last June...) and my old
projector is barely luminous enough to view work in total blackness...


Subject: Constitution Day Activitiy
From: Art Teacher <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:49:47 -0700
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