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Templates - Tools & Lessons


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I promote SMART Technology because it works for teachers. Trust me, I know technology can be a problem; SMART Technology has come a long way. I was there in the beginning; SMART Notebook is what I used in class. I have no affiliation with SMART other than promoting their goods and services.

Free Smart Digital Lesson Planning Templates

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Unit Plan Template

The school day ends; Drag & Drop SMART Notebook lessons into Unit Plans. Save the Notebook File as PDF and post it online. {What I used to do.}

Then came Lumio.

Why Post SMART Digital Lesson Plans?

CAT = Connections, Accountability, Transparency

Connections - develop relationships, work as a Team, and Empower Students & Parents.

Accountability - colleagues, students, parents, administration and society.

Transparency - share what teachers DO!

I don't work for SMART - SMART works for me, which I'm grateful for; their technology helps my purpose, which is connecting with students and parents.

I owe the people who created and maintain SMART technology a debt of gratitude. a SMART WAY to Learn would not exist without SMART people.

Plan with
the WAY Game
in Mind

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SMART WAY Game File to play the WAY Game.

a SMART WAY to Learn

 Is being designed as a Case Study for Student Teachers - a veteran teacher shares advice and resources in a series of Training Videos & SMART Notebook Lesson Plans. [Some under construction.]


Any reference to the following Files being found on SMART Exchange - it didn't happen. : { 

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

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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. 

SMART WAY Activities

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

{Under Construction.}

CAP Notes

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

Lesson Plan Samples

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

Pathfinder Clues

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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

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

2 WAY Games Template & 2 Sample Games 

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WAY Seven Game Templates

My Favorite Websites

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Websites I used to 'seed' my lesson plans 

when I taught grade 5.

Notebook WAY for Students & Players

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2 Blank WAY Game Templates for

virtual play.

Three Pillars

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Experiments in Digital Lesson Planning. 

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

WAY on PowerPoint

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Enter your Q & A on PowerPoint. Save your File with the Date and descriptive name.

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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

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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

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

Lesson 3

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

Lesson 4

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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.

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