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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 […]


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 […]


Easiremote – Use your iPad to control your Interactive Devices

If you follow my tweets then you will have seen me tweeting about the up and coming SMART Notebook iPad App. You might also have seen me asking questions of my Promethean and Easiteach contacts to see if they had any plans for apps of their own. Interestingly, the conversations with my connections in the […]


SMART Notebook™ 11

The long anticipated update to  SMART Notebook™ was released recently.  You can get your update here if you’ve already got yourself a license.  It’s always interesting to see what new features each company adds in their latest releases. This post aims at providing you with a brief overview of the changes we’re seeing and some advice […]

Google Doc for Inspire- Embed Options

You may remember this post I wrote back in March about how to use the new embed feature in Activ Inspire to add embeded content from web 2.0 /3.0 sites to the pages of your Flipchart?  Well, the Promethean Planet forums have been a buzz with suggestions for the kinds of tools that this feature […]

Teaching Australia Day – Links to Free Resources (IWB or 1:1)

Tee heee….. I love that. Just had to share it 😉 Whilst you’re sipping your beers and eating the fair from the BBQ I thought I’d gather some Aussie resources together to lighten the burden of next week’s lesson planning activities! Let’s start with IWB resources: Promethean’s Activ Inspire users: These are stored on Promethean […]

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SMART Mixed Reality

Thanks to Electroboard SA I’ve now had the opportunity to play with the SMART Mixed reality cube.  I recently ran a session on SMART’s Mixed Reality system for CEGSA and was quite surprised by what I saw. As you know, I am quite at home with Augmented Reality and I have already had a play […]



“Imagine a totally unique program. A program that gives you the opportunity to play with physics – using your own hands. Apply a constructionists learning paradigm, learning by doing. Use simple drawing tools to design, construct and explore with. Sounds like an interesting idea? We believe Algodoo is that program.” Once a paid for app, […]

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How does technology change Shared Reading? (Early Years)

Shared reading is an essential part of learning to read.  Sitting together with a big book and sharing the experience of reading with a class is incredibly important in developing early reading and comprehension skills in younger learners. However, books are changing;  we are no longer limited to paper and ink.  We have the advantage of document […]

Smart Update 10.8

A good few weeks ago SMART released an update for Notebook.  We’re now up to 10.8 and plenty of new features have been added to this version to make it worth while updating. Firstly, if you have a SMART Document Camera ( and you’re running Notebook on a PC) then you can get excited about […]