SMARTBoard Lessons 150: Finally The Future

November 9th, 2008 | by Ben Hazzard |

In Episode 150:

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  • Elena Williams
  • Jack, the Web Hound
  • Shelly Moses
  • Jim McAndrew
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  • Call the podcast to say hello, comment, add, suggest, or rant: 415-315-9IWB (9492)

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  1. 6 Responses to “SMARTBoard Lessons 150: Finally The Future”

  2. By Matt Granger on Nov 10, 2008 | Reply

    SMART doesn’t have to become either a software or hardware company. There is a third option, and I think Ben will understand this being a fan of the Mac. They can do both. That is what Apple has done. They claim that the Mac works better because they control both the software and hardware.

    Unlike the PCs where there are several different manufacturers of several different components in several different brands. That leads to problems on PCs and Windows. My district IT department has to do different disk images for the different models of PCs in the district.

    Think how well each of the hardware components work seamlessly with Notebook and the board. Think of how well Smart Ideas or Synchroneyes works on the board. They provide solutions. Anything they create will work better with the board because they create both.

  3. By Shelly Moses on Nov 15, 2008 | Reply

    Hola mis amigos Ben and Joan,

    Just trying to keep cool here in San Diego. (It’s about 88F here today, and Joan was bragging about being the hot spot…) The presentation at the math conference went great. We had over 70 participants, not bad for Friday at 2:00,and received an e-mail from Jan saying that ours was her favorite presentation of the whole conference. We showed people your site, told them they HAD to listen to you if they had a SMART board, and modeled how we adapted some of your lesson for our own needs. I think you’re going to have some new and excited listeners.

    I think your predictions for the IWB’s are right on. Someday we’ll have multi-touch technology, how can it not be in the future? I’m eagerly awaiting it.

    I haven’t had a chance to delve into the DI part of your site, but it looks great. Can’t wait to hear from you in December.

    Your devoted listener,

    P.S. I miss the audio tapes pictures.

  4. By Jamie on Nov 16, 2008 | Reply

    Anyone know of any other good SMART Board podcasts out there? I’m definitely disappointed that SB Lessons is going away. I can’t say that I am looking for a “new and different” chapter from PDtoGo. *sigh*

  5. By Pete on Jan 22, 2009 | Reply

    Love the new podcast. You have helped me to become a better teacher and for that I thank you. I am going to start a blog this term and was wondering who to use - blogger, edublog, blogmeister. What do people think? What are the pros and cons for the variety of different blog tools out there?

  6. By Carrie Sutton on Feb 28, 2009 | Reply

    I was wondering if you could tell me which SMART Lesson I need to watch to get instructions on how to add videos to my SMART lessons using KeepVid? I can’t remember how to do it and it doesn’t seem to be working for me. I need to listen to that episode again.

  7. By Jeff Ingle on Mar 1, 2009 | Reply

    I am so excited to hear you guys back. Your weekly podcasts give me the boost I need to keeping pushing and finding new ways to engage my students and keep them interested, especially in this final stretch of our school year. I can’t wait to hear more and share the new podcasts and websites with my fellow teachers. I have already signed up to be a collaborator.

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