All Posts Relating to the use of Interactive Whiteboards. Including: SMART board, Promethean’s Activ Inspire, Easiteach Next Generation, Star Board and more.

Pedagogically Speaking... Tips and Tricks for SMART Notebook™

SMART™ Notebook – Pedagogically Speaking

Some of you know that I have had at least one book out on the shelves for a little while. That book focused on TPACK and Activ Inspire (with a Promethean Activ Board).  I’ve often been asked when I’m going to write a book along the same lines for SMART™ Notebook.  Well.. it’s done, it’s out there […]

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SMART Notebook™ 2014

The newest version of SMART Notebook™ is on it’s way. Due to be released in April, there are a few subtle changes to look forward to: New Pen Tools This version of the software sees the introduction of the ‘Text Pen’. A new, and improved handwriting recognition tool.  Now, it does more than just recognise […]

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Activ Inspire V1.8 is with us!

If you open up your copy of Activ Inspire you should be prompted to update to the latest version – 1.8.  The latest version of the software seems to have geared its improvements around the questioning tools and in expanding it multi touch capabilities. Of course, the number of touch points you get will now […]

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5 Tips for new Windows 8 Users

There will be a fair few people who got shiny new computers/tablets/phones for Christmas and, as a result, they may have come across Windows 8   Those of you who follow me on twitter will know that, fairly recently, my PC died and I had to rebuild.  I was, in truth, in Nerd heaven down at MSY […]

A Mountain Lion Ate my Pens

I took the plunge… I updated my Lion (OS) to a Mountain Lion (OS)…. It took nearly two hours (My Mac book is 18 months old)  Was it worth it? Mountain Lions Think Promethean Connectivity is Very Tasty.   UPDATE: 24/08/2012 – Promethean have released a beta driver to fix the below problem… see comments below!  The […]

Putting TPACK into Practice @CEGSA2012

This afternoon I will be delivering the second of my sessions to the CEGSA State Conference.  Following on from yesterday’s discussion on what’s changed in the Aussie Classroom, we will be exploring how TPACK can help us plan lessons which enable us to:   and As Easiteach Next Generation’s licensing agreement allows me to use […]

Microsoft’s Tablet ‘Surfaces’ to Battle iPad

When I heard that there was to be a big launch of Windows Surface with Windows 8 I wasn’t surprised.  Windows 8, with its touch centric interface would suit what I had seen of the “surface” in the past.  I was surprised however to consider that windows 8 was designed for something so expensive.  Last […]

Microsoft’s Tablet ‘Surfaces’ to Battle iPad

When I heard that there was to be a big launch of Windows Surface with Windows 8 I wasn’t surprised.  Windows 8, with its touch centric interface would suit what I had seen of the “surface” in the past.  I was surprised however to consider that windows 8 was designed for something so expensive.  Last […]