This tool is good for making whatever you show on the whiteboard more accessible as youcan make it bigger (particularly helpful for students with vision problems, or largeclassrooms). The tool looks like this when it is opened, and has options for the magnified areabeing full screen, a lens (shown below) or a docked format. I find the first two options mostuseful. The cog-shaped icon opens a box where you can change certain settings, e.g. thewidth and height of the lens.
Working with Notebook
This is the software used when you are actually using the interactivewhiteboard as a whiteboard. Again it can be found under the blue SMART icon.The big advantage is that you can save your boardwork and do not need toerase everything when moving on to a new topic, or simply when you run out of space!You can save this as a Notebook file, which can then be opened when you areback in the classroom with the interactive whiteboard. If you want to editNotebook files from your desk computer, request the software from ITNS (Thesoftware is
). I am not sure about printing directly fromNotebook, and so recommend other ways of doing this and savingyour boardwork.
This option is found under the File menu in Notebook and allowsyou to save your boardwork in a number of formats. The mostuseful, in my opinion, are as
.In my experience, the best format for saving it as images is
.This file type is most easily viewable on all computers. Notebook
will save a different image file for each ‘board’ you have written
on in Notebook.PDF means Portable Document Format and is a very easy to usefile format. It can be read on any computer with a PDF Reader (e.g. Adobe on our collegecomputers) and is a small file, so can be easily uploaded to Moodle or shared via email.