How To Files


How to set students who require alternate access (VOCAs from Dynavox, PRC, switches)
How to set up and use Dynavox's Bluetooth AccessIT For Express, VMAX
How to enable Tobii Devices (Mini Merc, Mercury, C8, C12, P10) to work with the SMARTBoard via computer interface

How you can use Nintendo DSi's Pictochat function as an engaging alternative to assist ALL students learn meaningful curricular content

"How To" Videos

Text to Speech in Smartnotebook using Word Q.wmv
A "How To" Notebook File in both .notebook and .pdf format. Special thanks to Jaimie Ashton from SMART Technologies for her help with this document :)

Text to Speech in a Smartnotebook File using WordQ. Text that has been created in "Text boxes" in Smartnotebook will be accessible to have read outloud. At this point there is not a Text to Speech feature built into Smartnotebook.

Text to Speech in Smartntbk with Write Outloud.wmv
Text to Speech in Smartnotebook using Don Johnston's Solo: Write Outloud =====Currently there is not a Text to Speech Feature in Smartnotebook (not yet!) But in the meantime you can using Write Outloud part of the Solo: Co:Writer/Write Outloud suite to help you get text read aloud from your Smartnotebook file.=====
Including Switch and PCS users.wmv
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Using the transparent background tool in Notebook to allow a program that allows switch access like Boardmaker and Notebook to be active at one time. Now switch access users can participate alongside peers in whole group instruction.
Two Minute Tutorial on SMART Sync
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Although SMART Sync is generally used as a way of controlling student computers in a class or lab, we have found great use for it for students who use voice output devices or computers or who can't access the SMARTBoard directly. For example, if your student uses a Maestro or a VMax you can broadcast your computer and therefore your Notebook/SMARTBoard lesson to them. You can also use a features of SMART Sync called "broadcast" which broadcasts the teacher's page to the student and "pass the chalk". This is handy for students who are visually impaired as this now allows for students to use their own applications such as Zoom Text on their own devices or computers. "Pass the chalk" is also great for students who may not have a software running on their device but that the teacher wishes to "pass them the page" for them to answer from a voice output device or adapted laptop. The applications for this program are limitless. I have provided a link to a two minute tutorial to get you started. In the tutorial, when they say desktop, if you are thinking of a student with alternative access - think device or laptop. This is only one means for students with voice output devices to interact with the teacher's computer/SMARTBoard. See above for handouts on how bluetooth and infared technology like the Access IT from Dynavox can enable a student using a device.

Adding pictures to Notebook files

Boardmaker_PlusAdding Visual Support with Boardmaker

Adding video links to a lesson

Adding kinesthetic elements

Adding links to other software files

Creating Super Talker grids using Boardmaker templates

Adding sound links using Audacity.
Tony Vincent also has a great video on how you can add pictures to accompany sound files in the Windows platform using Powerpoint and Movie Maker Video How To

Sample lesson template

Alternate Access to Notebook - Video


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