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(Pre)Registration open for ErasmusPlus summercourses

TELLconsult is coordinating summercourses for professionals in General and Vocational Education based on the results of a number of EU projects we participated in.

The 2015 courses are on the use of electronic whiteboards to promote interaction in the classroom and technology to support the development of modern language oral interactions skills.…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on December 6, 2014 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

SMART Board help needed

Hi, I wonder could anyone help me. For some reason, when I go on to the internet, my SMART board loses all interactive touch screen functions. We are no longer able to play games as a class as we have to use my lap top rather than just working off the screen. Has anyone else had this problem before? Do you know what I can do to resolve the situation. It worked perfectly before the summer. Thanks, Lorraine

Added by Lorraine Harbison on October 1, 2014 at 17:20 — 1 Comment

SmartVET's project results and related summercourses are still being promoted.

One of TELLConsult's recent activities to support the exploitation of its EU projects, including iTILT and SmartVET, was the presentation of a paper entitled: 'Approaches and results of two EU projects promoting effective interactive whiteboard use in language and vocational education'

This paper, collaboratively developed by some partners both from the iTILT and the SmartVET project was presented at the conference '…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on June 17, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

A Usefull Wiki

I got notification of this Wiki this morning and thought it would be worth sharing

http://smartboardsmarty.wikispaces.com/home

Lots of good stuff!

Added by Laurence Cuffe on May 10, 2014 at 10:52 — No Comments

SmartVET summercourses promotion well underway

The publicity campaign to announce the summercourses SmartVET and partners are offering has only started recently but already interest is building up. For example, we got invited by Jürgen Wagner who organises online inservice training for LPM in Saarland, Germany, …

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Added by Ton Koenraad on February 12, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

IWB Technical Difficulties Scenario E (DWEC BOOTCAMP)

Scenario E:

Mary is a primary school teacher in Co. Wicklow. She was delighted to discover that her school was buying an IWB for her classroom.

It has not worked correctly since it was installed two weeks ago. Mary finds that her handwriting is very messy and she cannot move objects around the board.

What should she do?

Solution:

Added by Wendy O'Sullivan on November 8, 2013 at 17:41 — No Comments

IWB Technical Difficulties Scenario D (DWEC BOOTCAMP)

Scenario D:

John is an IT tutor working for Dublin City ETB. He travels from centre to centre on a daily basis with a personal laptop. He has spent the summer creating lesson resources in Promethean software but has now discovered that all the centres have different boards. How would you advise John?

Solution:

Added by Wendy O'Sullivan on November 8, 2013 at 17:40 — 2 Comments

IWB Technical Difficulties Scenario C (DWEC Bootcamp)

Scenario C:

Susan is moved to a different classroom in September. She opens the software on the desktop PC to discover it is an older version and all the gallery resources are missing. How can this be resolved?

Solution:

Added by Wendy O'Sullivan on November 8, 2013 at 17:38 — 1 Comment

IWB Technical Difficulties Scenario B (DWEC Bootcamp)

Scenario B:

Tom the science teacher moves from room to room for his classes. He arrives into the lab to find the eraser has gone missing from the pen tray. Every time he touches the board a big white circle appears on the screen. What should he do?

Solution:

Added by Wendy O'Sullivan on November 8, 2013 at 17:35 — 1 Comment

IWB Technical Difficulties Scenario A (DWEC Bootcamp)

Scenario A:

Sarah a geography teacher returns to her classroom after the Christmas holidays and discovers that the interactive whiteboard is no longer working. What should she look out for? And what can she do to remedy this situation?

Solution:

Added by Wendy O'Sullivan on November 8, 2013 at 17:33 — 1 Comment

Another SmartVET international dissemination activity

SmartVET partner TELLConsult actively disseminated project information and flyers today at the annual conference of the national Association of Language teachers in Utrecht, the…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on November 1, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

SmartVET Conference Presentations

Project Partner Presenations from Thursday's conference:

 

City College Norwich presentation

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Added by Wendy O'Sullivan on October 14, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Piper's Hill conference 10th

Good luck to y'all tomorrow presenting Smart_VET in Piper's Hill.

You'll be great!

Added by Mary McCall on October 9, 2013 at 10:42 — 2 Comments

Smartvet Flyer distributed in Dutch VET ambassadors community

Kennisnet , the Dutch public educational organization which supports and inspires NL primary, secondary and vocational institutions in the effective use of ICT (an organisation modelled on the Becta approach, IMO) was approached to disseminate the SmartVET project results.…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on October 6, 2013 at 21:30 — No Comments

SmartVET conference paper available

The paper, entitled 'iTILT and SmartVET: 2 EU projects to promote effective interactive whiteboard use in language and vocational education'  presented by Shona Whyte, Euline Cutrim Schmid and myself  at the EuroCALL 2013 conference in Evora Portugal   …

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Added by Ton Koenraad on September 29, 2013 at 23:34 — No Comments

SmartVET presented at EuroCALL conference

We just presented iTILT and SmartVET in the EU projects stream at the EuroCALL conference in Evora, Portugal for an audience of some 30 people. Link to the presentation 

Following the presentation we manned an info-point to answer further questions and distribute the iTiLT memory stick with project deliverables and to distribute theSmartVet flyer.…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on September 12, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Why use a Smartboard? In Dutch!

We now have the three "Why use a Smartboard?" videos subtitled in Dutch, courtesy of Ton: 

This is a first…

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Added by Phil Ackroyd on September 5, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

SmartVET project and community promoted at iTILT summer course.

The (interim) results of the SmartVET project, including its growing community of practice, were presented at  the iTILT 5-day Comenius summercourse.

For more info on…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on August 6, 2013 at 13:44 — No Comments

EU projects iTILT & SMARTVET presented at European Schoolnet HQ in Brussels

Invited by the coordinator of the EU project CPDLab to contribute to their 2013 Comenius course 'Pedagogical Use of Interactive Whiteboards' we joined course director Diana Barrister and the group of delegates on Monday July 1.…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on July 5, 2013 at 21:30 — No Comments

Some tips on using youtube with a whiteboard

http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2012/01/9-youtube-tips-and-tricks-for-teachers/
There is some good stuff here on using youtube with the whiteboard. Specifically tools to give you a link to a video without all the junk that can come with it (suggested next video to watch, adds etc) and how to link to a specific point in a video.

Added by Laurence Cuffe on June 18, 2013 at 15:14 — 1 Comment

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