Looking for a way to use the classroom set of iPads with your SMART Board interactive whiteboard? With the release of SMART Notebook 11 came the introduction to add-ons. (It is a puzzle looking icon tab). These add-ons provide a means for third-party software developers to create apps that can run within SMART Notebook. The first add-on was the Activity Builder. This allows you to create your own “Vortex game-like” activities in your notebook file.
Recently, a new add-on was released in beta form, and it is a great collaboration tool. It is the XC add-on, and it allows your students to be contributing participants in your notebook 11 lesson using any internet-enabled device (iPad, smartphone, tablet, PC, etc). With XC, students can send text messages directly into your SMART Notebook lesson. This is a great tool for collecting ideas comments, feelings, feedback, answers, or thoughts throughout your lesson.
Students can use the traditional method of typing in the website address (http://www.add2nb.com ) then the session code, or the teacher can utilize the “Insert QR Code” function. Students can use their phones or iPads to scan the QR code to participate in a lesson fast and easy.
To use this feature, first open Notebook 11, and click on the Add-Ons tab. Click on the XC icon, and follow the instructions. You will create your FREE account, then follow the instructions of how students join. It is a quick, easy, set-up and I think you’ll enjoy the results!
Thu, May 16, 2013
by Terri Pelley filed under