Danny Nicholson's Blog (6)

Smart Notebook for all IWB Users?

I wrote back in the Spring about how Promethean were changing the nature of the IWB market with a change in the way their ActivInspire software was licenced so that you could use a cut-down version on other brands of Interactive Whiteboard.



Well it looks as though Smart are now following along similar lines with the release of Smart Notebook Express.



Smart Notebook Express will be released in the Autumn and will allow anyone to access Smart Notebook resources “regardless… Continue

Added by Danny Nicholson on July 2, 2009 at 3:06pm — No Comments

InFocus Liteboard – an IWB replacement?

I’ve seen a few IWB-replacement gadgets over the years, but these normally rely on setting up some kind of alternative gadget to pick up pen movement – such as the ebeam, or a camera placed somewhere in the room. All of these needed calibration and extra devices, and are just plain cumbersome. Good for a mobile system, but not really an IWB replacement for a classroom.



But this video shows something very interesting indeed using a new InFocus projector, and nothing… Continue

Added by Danny Nicholson on July 2, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Year 6 Literacy Ideas

I was emailed over the weekend by a year 6 teacher who wanted some ideas for using ICT with his class, and in particular for literacy.



I set up an Etherpad to collate ideas and threw the question out to my network of Twitter friends. I invited them to visit the Etherpad and add their thoughts.



You can see the results of the collaboration here:… Continue

Added by Danny Nicholson on June 24, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

Teacher2Teacher Conference – Canada 2010

Just a little bit of advance notice, and some exciting news for me! If you are in or near Alberta, Canada next March then I will be speaking at the Teacher2Teacher conference on 18th and 19th March 2010.



I’m very excited about it since I don’t get to do too many conferences abroad plus I have a real soft spot to Canada (I’m actually heading to Calgary for my Summer holidays later this year). My Canadian friends have advised me to bring my thermals as it may be rather chilly in… Continue

Added by Danny Nicholson on June 23, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Google Squared in the Classroom

Google have recently rolled out a new twist on their search engine in their continued bid for world domination – Google Squared.



Google Squared takes a category and creates a starter ’square’ of information, automatically fetching and organizing facts from across the web and producing them in spreadsheet format. You can then add additional columns and rows to this grid of information (if more info is available)



read more at the Whiteboard Blog…

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Added by Danny Nicholson on June 23, 2009 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Powerful Images to Give Lessons Punch

One of the benefits of having an Interactive Whiteboard in the classroom (or even just a data projector) is the opportunity to display full colour high quality images instead of grainy acetates or posters. With a powerful image you can really add some “punch” to your lesson. Put images up while students are coming into the room – use them as part of a lesson starter – stimulate questions.



Read the rest of this entry at The Whiteboard Blog…

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Added by Danny Nicholson on June 23, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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