Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Interactive Whiteboard Resources - use, lessons, and more - a whole lot!

Here are some interactive whiteboard resources that I have collected.

Here are some great resources for learning how to use an Interactive WhiteBoard (IWB), and ideas for using it with your students to help them learn.

Here are three main types of Interactive Whiteboards:
Eno Boards

The IWB is the board itself. There is also a projector that projects the image from your computer.

Basic Care and Handling:

  • do not use tape or markers on the IWB (you can use Dry Erase markers with the whiteboards used with the Mimio system and on the Eno boards. Do NOT use any markers on the SmartBoards!)
  • do not hang anything from the IWB, projector, or other equipment.
  • clean the filer of the projector regularly (take filter out, bang over garbage, put back)
  • clean the pen tray regularly (wipe with clean, dry cloth)
  • turn of the projector when not using (saves the lamp)Remember, this is expensive technology and needs to be handled carefully.Interactive White Boards (IWB), like all other electronics, need careful care, handling and maintenance.
Resolution for the monitor is best at 1024 x 768

Do not use anything on the Smartboard except the pens and erasers for it.
(you can use dry-erase markers on the Eno boards and whiteboards)
Do not tape anything on the Smartboard.
Do not write on the Smartboard with markers.
Keep the pen tray clean (especially from dry-erase and chalk dust)
Clean the filter on the projector regularly.

These simple tips will keep your IWB working for years. If these steps aren't done, you may have a failure of the IWB or Projector which will mean it will be unusable for some time and cost the school money to repair.

SMART Resources

Smart Company Website:

Smart Exchange Online Community with resources, tips, and more

Beginner SmartBoard Training Handbook:

Tutorial videos and how-to's: this is the link with helpful hints to extend the life of the lamp. this is the link with instructions to install lamps.

SmartBoard Training Videos:

Smartboard Tutorial Videos from SmartTech:

How to align a Smartboard:

SmartBoard Training website:

SmartBoard Training Handouts:

5 Key Skills for using Smart Notebook

Some schools/classrooms have this model:

Smart 60wi Interactive Projector
training video:

SMART Board 800ix interactive whiteboard system (with SMART UX60 projector)
Smartboard Support and troubleshooting site:

10 Most Frequently Asked SMART Board Troubleshooting Questions
Part 1
Part 2

Eno Board Resources

Training Resources for Mimio's:

Video Tutorials -

Reference Guides -

Mimio Connect:
Community of Educators - find assistance, resources, lesson plans, lesson materials, connect with other educators and more.

Mimio blog - announcements, news and resources

Templates to use in class:

Curricular Links to use with Interactive Whiteboards:



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