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Interactive Whiteboard Basics
By Sara Zimmerman July 21, 2010 -- 04:33 PM
Interactive whiteboards are now used on the computer as way to extend learning with your students. There
are a few basics that teachers and students need to know when they can
use an interactive whiteboard. These tips were adapted from Smart Board Basics:
Calibrate your interactive whiteboard.
Turn on your interactive whiteboard and press the keyboard and
right mouse click mouse button together. This will start the calibration
Pick up one of the pens, press it against the
middle of the target that appears on your board, and release. Repeat
this procedure until all the targets have been selected.
Use your whiteboard like your mouse or trackpad.
Tap on the board is like a left click on your mouse.
Double tap on the board is like double clicking.
right click on the mouse can be done by pressing and holding one
spot on the board or by clicking the right click button on your pen
tray, and then touching the board.
Drag and drop items on the board by touching an
object and draging it where you want to move it on the board.
Type on the whiteboard by pressing the keyboard button
on the pen tray to access the on-screen keyboard or type directly from your computer keyboard.
Use the pens on the whiteboard.
Pick a pen up and you will notice
an ink layer frame appear around you board.
draw or annotate whatever is on your screen. When the frame appears,
you will not be able to scroll down the page, so make sure you have
what you want on the screen before you pick up a pen.
The interactive whiteboard
remembers the last pen you pick up from the tray. Once you take a pen
from the tray, you can write with the pen, your finger or other objects
with the color of the pen you chose.
Erase your work on the whiteboard.
Put any pens you are using back in the pen tray.
Use the eraser
like a normal board eraser.
all your writing at once by touching the board with your finger, and
selecting ‘Clear Ink’. Alternatively, you will notice 3 icons in the
top right hand corner of your board. Click the icon that looks like a
piece of paper with a sun on it on the right hand corner of the board
to delete all your notes.
Draw a complete circle around your work with
the eraser, and then tap in the middle of it to delete everything in the circle.
Save your work from the whiteboard.
Touch the board once and select ‘Save Ink.
Click the camera
in the top right hand corner of your board.