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Notebook 11 Service Pack 1 Now Available! Today is a very exciting day for me. I received an email from Dave Milford from SMART Technologies. He told me that Service Pack 1 for SMART Notebook 11 is now available to download from SMART's support page. This is what I love about SMART- While attending the SMART Exemplary Educator Summit in Calgary this summer, we had the chance to visit with the creators of Notebook 11 to discuss quirks, bugs, and annoyances that we had with the update. One that I had is that when the switch over to NB 11 occurred, the links in many of my activities were removed. PowerPoint Jeopardy Templates Downloads, Educational PowerPoint Information Why should I use PowerPoint in my Classroom Today's students need a diversity of experiences in the classroom. PowerPoint activities used in moderation can help provide that diversity. When teachers first started using PowerPoint in the classroom, some of them went overboard and used PowerPoint as part of every lecture or every activity on a daily basis. Using classroom PowerPoints in this way can lead to student boredom.

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Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers I’m just making this a very “quick and dirty” list — at least for now — because, for the life of me, I can’t figure out how or why all the online mindmapping and flow-chart tools that are out there have any educational application. It seems to me that there really isn’t much of a value-added benefit to doing any of this online as opposed to doing it on pen and paper — except, perhaps, it will look a lot nicer (and save paper). I do have my students use a lot graphic organizers in the classroom, and am including some resources for them in this list, too. I can think of some minor advantages with a couple of the online tools on this list, but not much more. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Classic Classroom Timers: Explosive Fun Timers:

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