Friday, August 12, 2011

Guest Post: Top SMART Board Resources + Free Downloads! by Gena Mathes

Hello fellow teachers! I'm so excited to be a guest blogger on Kleinspiration today!
by: Gena author of The Techy Teacher

I have had a SMART Board in my classroom for a couple of years now and it has completely changed the way I teach. My students are more engaged in the lessons, and it really organizes my lessons nicely. I have heard several teacher bloggers mention that they are getting a SMART Board this year. With so much out on the web, you don't have to create all new lessons! I thought I'd share my favorite resources for SMART board lessons so you don't always have to recreate the wheel. Be sure to PIN these sites on Pinterest!

This is SMART Technologies site where teachers can post their notebook files for others to download. The search is awesome and you can preview each file before deciding to download. On the main page, you will see the most downloaded files. I just love this site and can always find something to fit the lessons I'm teaching.

This is a fabulous wiki with SMART board game templates and other resources.

SMART Board resources organized by month -- great for primary grades!

This is Teacher Love SMART Boards -- and it's a great resource for games, tips, and tutorials on the notebook software.

WOWIE! These math SMART downloads are top notch! The Function Man is one of the favorites in my class!

In addition, I have created some lessons of my own that I'd like to share!

This first one is a great activity to do on the first day of school. Students pop a balloon (with sound 
 effects -- cool!) and answer the question. Too fun! 

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This is a fun game called Tic-Tac-Know. I set it up using sight words, but feel free to change the text to fit the needs of your class. Directions are included on the pull tab in the file. So easy and such a fun way to review. 

Good luck with the upcoming school year!


  1. Thanks for sharing such great resources! I am a SMART junkie myself, and totally agree that it has changed my teaching!

    A couple of other good resources that I use are Smartboard Revolution and Teqsmart's website/blog. They have premade items but also have great ideas for use.

    I have a couple of SMART lessons/ideas on my blog, too. Check them out if you want!

    Lifelong Learning

  2. Thanks, I'm always looking for activities for the smartboard.

    I went to set mine up yesterday and couldn't find the projector (I don't have a ceiling mount one). Hopefully I loaned it to someone who can remember that it's mine!

    A Time to Share & Create


    Fabulous 4th Grade

  3. This is so amazing!
    I love using the SMART board...

  4. I love the balloon pop. I will be using it on the first day of school. Thanks so much for sharing.


  5. Thanks for sharing!!! I will definitely use the balloon pop!!

  6. I just posted a Smartboard freebie Short A Sorting at

  7. Thanks for the links and the files. I've just posted two new algebra games on Lots of resources and free downloads.

  8. This is so good
    may you share with me the software of smart board