I have a SMART Board. Now what?
  • Think of the SMART Board as a giant mouse pad. It can be used with any program.
  • One does not have to be connected to a SMARTBoard to project on it. For it to be interactive and respond to touch, it must be connected to your computer.
  • Notebook Software is the program that SMART created. You can use other programs with the board.
  • Notebook Software is similar to PowerPoint.
‍Getting Started
(from SMART Resources & Training page)
The following free training resources will provide you with an overview on how to get started with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, how to use the Gallery and Lesson Activity Toolkit, and how to create engaging, interactive SMART Notebook lessons.
Quick Reference Guides
  • Collecting and Sharing Content – PDF
  • Toolbars and Tabs in SMART Notebook Software – PDF
  • Hardware basics for SMART Board Interactive Whiteboards – PDF
  • Working with SMART Notebook Gallery Collections – PDF
  • SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Basic Functionality – PDF
Self-paced tutorials
  • SMART Notebook Software Basics – Flash
  • Using the Page Sorter in SMART Notebook Software – Flash
  • Using the Properties Tab in SMART Notebook software – Flash
  • Using Objects in SMART Notebook software – Flash
  • Touch, Write and Save using SMART Ink – Flash
  • Using the Gallery in SMART Notebook Software – Flash
  • Using the Lesson Activity Toolkit in SMART Notebook Software – Flash
YouTube videos
  • SMART Notebook Layers – video This video shows you how to create simple layers and groups to create engaging lessons.
  • The Transparent Background – video This video shows you how to use the Transparent Background in SMART Notebook software.
  • The Notebook Gallery – video This video shows you how to search and browse the SMART Notebook Gallery, and shows some examples of activities in the Gallery.

‍SMART Teacher Exchange

Find Lesson Plans for Your SMART Board and Connect with Teachers at the Exchange

Helpful LinksSMART TEchnologies Inc.
EDCompass Blog - super resource for ideas and tips
Subscribe to EDCompass MAGAZINE - free
SMART Training and Professional Development
SMART Free Training ResourcesFrom Two-Minute Tutorials and YouTube demonstrations to Quick Reference Guides and installation videos, our free resources have something for everyone.
CoreFocusDesigned for K–1 classrooms, CoreFocus is a comprehensive interactive whiteboard content solution co-created by SMART and Hatch Early Learning. CoreFocus provides engaging, relevant content for the entire school year, with over 2,500 math and literacy SMART Notebook software lesson activities aligned to the U.S. Common Core State Standards.
Engaging Learners the SMART Board Way - an online workshop
My collection of SMART-related links.
SMART EducationSolutions
SMART Notebook Lessons & Ideas
SMART Lessons and Ideas from Wacona Elementary (Georgia)
Big Big List of SMART Links from Dr. Peterson at U of Sioux Falls
Harvey's Homepage collection of free downloadable math SMART lessons
SMART Board Revolution social network for SMART users
Teachers Love SMART Boards resources for the SMART classroom
Fun with Math Using SmartBoard Technology from Marcia Torgrude, TIE
Fun Sites for SMART Board Learn and Play
GE Grid
Jigsaw Planet
Mr. Picasso Head
Spin and Spell