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Templates - Tools & Lessons


Link to Free Basic Version

Notebook Software 

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a SMART WAY to Learn

 Digital Lesson Planning Tools with SMART Notebook Software.

Any reference to SMART Files being found on SMART Exchange is out of date. 

Template for Unit Plans

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Dragging and Dropping completed Daily Digital Lessons into Unit Plans is a great way to see how well lessons flow together.

Learn SMART Notebook Features

How many times have I told students to put their name on their work. Found on SMART Exchange, author unknown. 23 slides than outline features found in SMART Notebook.

An Example of an {OTL} - Other Teacher's Lesson.

What Teachers Do

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Used in presentations to show some of the things teachers may deal with from day to day.

Tools for

the WAY Game

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Dice, Spinners, Player's Score Sheet, Timer, Pathfinder Clues, 7 Game Templates and more. 

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25 Lesson Planning Templates. Choose the graphics you like, or mix them up.

SMART WAY Activities

39 or so  SMART Activities cover WAY Game Tools, Video Transcripts, and  Quizzes. 

{Under Construction.}

CAP Notes

CAP Note Templates & Example. Save these pages in the My Content Folder.

Lesson Plan Samples

Board Note Lesson Plan Examples randomly selected from my last year of teaching. Lessons are improved from year to year.

Pathfinder Clues

A way for the SMART Board Judge to randomly select Pathfinder Clues and award them to the winning team after a team wins a WAY Game challenge. 

Random Student Selection Tool

Teachers need to enter their students names on pages that contain spinners. . 

7 WAY Games Template

WAY Seven Game Templates

My Favorite Websites

Websites I used to 'seed' my lesson plans 

when I taught grade 5.

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SMART WAY Lessons 

For School District's Lesson Plan Banks

I used a traditional teacher planner for most of my teaching career. A couple of years before my retirement, I experimented with Digital Lesson Planning with SMART Notebook software. Notebook software allowed me to create lesson plans that could be built upon and shared - and that's important! 


Objectives, teaching resources, test reviews, audio/video, student work samples, are posted daily; they show what Teachers and Students DO IN CLASS. This is a form Transparency. Another form of Transparency are weekly Game Cards. the ability for 'others' to see what goes on behind closed doors is possible, and essential, when we work as a team.

Lesson 1

Lesson 1  A series of 31 Micro-Lessons gives users a great overview of the WAY Game and a SMART WAY to Learn.

Lesson 2

Lesson are grouped -  Introduction, Student Activities, Tools & Techniques, Many Voices.

Lesson 3

 Something in the Air - a walk to class with an outline of select Tools & Techniques I used in class.

Lesson 4

Lesson 4 Educational Day Homes. A way to reduce class size. Created at the height of the Pandemic. Could be a form of hybrid learning.

Coming Soon -
Maybe -
We'll see how it goes.

Home Page - L 1

tWG - L 2

 Pathfinder - L 3

CAP Notes - L 4

Game Cards - L 5

WAY Cards - L 6

Support tWG - L 7

Schools - L 8

Proposals - L 9

Conclusion - L 10

Three Pillars

Experiments in Digital Lesson Planning. 

One Digital Lesson Plan from one PD Day will seed and grow School District Lesson Plan Banks.  

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