Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kindergarten Technology LCI

Welcome Kindergarten Teachers!  Please email me or comment below if you have questions or further input about your Instructional Technology needs

Saving Videos:

Use SaveFrom.net to download and save video to your computer or thumbdrive.  After you find a video you like on youtube/iBoss, hover your mouse over the video and right click.  A drop down of options will appear, select "Copy URL," and then open a new tab and go to SaveFrom.net and right click/paste the URL into the DOWNLOAD box, and hit the DOWNLOAD button. A thumbnail pic of the video will appear below the address box, and you may then select the type of file you would like to save.  If you select FLV (Flash Video), in SmartNotebook you can then select Insert on the top toolbar, and select Insert the Flash Video from the drop down options.

Let's practice:

Here's what it looks like from school: http://www.cleanvideosearch.com/media/action/yt/watch?videoId=idexNu0SZpU

Hover your mouse over the video display box, and right click.  From the drop down that appears, select Copy Video URL and then open a new tab in your browser and send it to SaveFrom.net, then hover your mouse in the white box that says "Enter the URL, you want to download from" and right click again and select PASTE, then click the DOWNLOAD button.

Your video Information will appear just below where you pasted the address.  To the right of your video are the Download Links, if you have a preference hit MORE to find other file type options.  I recommend FLV to embed into a SmartNotebook lesson, but sometimes that is not an option.  If you plan to put it into a PowerPoint, select MP4.

Your video will usually be saved on to your computer in your Downloads folder, depending on your settings.  No more waiting for something to load or loosing a link!

Trouble Shooting Your SmartBoard:  Dust your pen tray, and Calibrate

Dust clogging the sensors can prevent the board from detecting when a pen or eraser is picked up.  Wipe off the dust from your pen tray as needed if you are not getting a light over the pen tray when you pick up one of the pens.

To calibrate, I found a great video that explains it way better than I ever could!  Enjoy!

SmartNotebook Exchange

Today we are accessing previously created activities from. and then if we have time, we will research lessons from exchange.smarttech.com using a login I have created for training, LPSlogin@gmail.com and password (email me or create your own using your own email).

Lesson Activity Toolkit

 Find the Gallery icon, the Framed picture on your left side's tool bar.  Click it, and then select Lesson Activity Toolkit 2.0 We divide into groups and build our first activity in the Lesson Activity Toolkit->Activities. There is a 4 page handout with a breakdown of all the activities and games.  Thank you Mrs. Jackson for getting it all printed in color, it is very helpful!  Don't loose it!

Thank you so much for your support and helping your neighbors during this time.  Comment below if you have questions. Or requests for a Tech Tuesday :)

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