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Join me on this Wiki. Have fun, do great things for students, increase student achievement, download a file, and let's get creative... Join the wiki and share your tips and files. Things on this site will ALWAYS remain Free (except the book)! P.S. I give a book away at every workshop.

SMART info


What's new in Notebook 16.1? Watch this video.


Add some excitement to the classroom with

Monster Quiz


This is a new interactive activity that has been added to the SMART lab included in the SMART Learning Suiteā„¢.

Check out some of the new features of Notebook 2015.

Check out the new LAB - Lesson Activity Builder in Notebook 15.1 via new video tutorials from Mark Giufre.

Use your iPad with your SMART Board - it is finally easy to do with SMART Notebook Maestro. See a video and Read more....

Check out some of the New SMART Board Interactive Flat Panels and other SMART Hardware!

Did you know you can try SMART amp for FREE? Read more....

Need resources for Smart Board lessons? The 2nd edition is available NOW! :-)

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My book: "Create Activities for your SMART Board 2nd edition" is available!.
It comes with a link to online lessons, activities, step-by-step instructions, web pages with all the links from the book and games.
It is available at: Tools for Teachers
- make sure to request the 2nd Edition!

This book/downloadable notebook files will help you: (New in 2nd Edition)

1. Learn techniques with graphics, shapes, and lines

2. Construct activities with hide and reveal techniques
3. Link to make lessons and games

4. Import and export files
6. Use audio and video5. Create games and activities with interactive resources
7. Explore the features of Notebook 11/14 including add-ons, and widgets
8. Make lessons with the Activity Builder
9. Build lessons with Voki Avatars
10. Increase student engagement with XC-Collaboration (previously known as Extreme Collaboration)
11. Advanced features of Notebook's table tool
12. What's new with student response devices


FREE & very handy -

64 SMART Notebook Quick Tips
Download these, print them on cardstock, punch an hole in the corner and keep them on a ring to have them handy to reference!

Download and Print these


@NAPmath & get notified of new files and info available here.
Check out the chats on Tuesday night at 8pm CST using #SMARTee
Find and register for monthly SMART webinars using #SMARTe2e

Photo Feb 05, 1 47 05 PM.jpgWant to attend a SMART Board Seminar?
I'll be presenting in many cities. Attend a workshop for great information, resources, door prizes (including copies of Create Activities for your SMART Board), notebook files, & more.

Check out SMART workshops near you - many local districts hold workshops that are free or under $50 for an entire day of workshops from teachers. In Illinois, you may want to keep your eyes on notices from Champaign Schools, Valley View Schools in Romeoville, and Lake County Schools in Hainesville, IL for their SMART Users Group Conferences. I've presented at all of them and they are FABULOUS!

On-Site Workshops
If you are interested in a SMART board seminar or hands-on workshop at your school or in your school district, contact me at nancynpowell@gmail.com

If you see my laptop with my SMART Exemplary Educator Sticker on it (see photo), I'm not far away. Come and say hi and I'll tell you how I became a SMART Exemplary Educator (SMARTee) and give you some new ideas for your SMART Board.

Now booking for the rest of the year. See my calendar below.

NEW Looking for a new Lesson or Game?
Go to the download page.
Please feel free to share yours here too! SMART Notebook Files to Download
Need some graphics, sounds, videos, and more? Visit my **Resource Garden** of resources:

Smart Board Information and Resourses

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Classroom Management ValleyView Conference_1.png

Subject Matter information and Resources
  • Curriculum Resources including resources for health, history and social studies, language arts and spelling, mathematics, physical education, research sites, science, and some general resources (including technology) and if you don't see what you want here, search the SMART Exchange site right here on the page!
  • Games for your classroom
  • Virtual Fieldtrips on the Internet
  • Where to find Images for your Notebooks
  • Common Core...article about the Common Core State Standards

My Other Resources:
  1. For Math Teachers - my blog about technology and math: http://napmath.wordpress.com/
  2. For NEW Math Teachers: http://greenapples.wikispaces.com/
  3. For Promethean Board users: http://activinspireadventures.wikispaces.com/
  4. Resources for Interactive Whiteboards, webpages, documents, and more: http://resourcegarden.wikispaces.com/ like sounds, graphics, videos, and more
  5. For Geometry Teachers: http://geometrygems.wikispaces.com/home
  6. Pinterest Boards: http://pinterest.com/napmath/

Nancy's Events
I'll be presenting in many cities. SIGN UP NOW for a great handbook of resources, door prizes (including copies of Create Activities for your SMART Board), notebook files, & more.

Hope to see you there! Enter the drawing for a free SMART Board Book!
Now booking for the rest of the year. Send an email to nancynpowell@gmail.com



Nov. 12, 2013
Michigan Digital LearningConference (MDLC)
Conference Website

Jan. 10, 2014
ISU Math
Ed Speaker Series

Jan. 24-25, 2014
iMathination Conference
St. Charles, IL
Feb. 1,
MMC Conference
Lemont, IL

Feb. 11, 2014
ISU Education
DeGarmo Hall

Feb. 27, 2014
ICE Conference
St. Charles, IL
March 29, 2014
Expanding your Horizons
Keynote address

April 10, 2014
NCTM Annual Conference
New Orleans 11:30 Hilton,
Ballroom D

May 17, 2014
SMART Users' Conf
Romeoville, IL
download the add-on/widget file
download the algebra files
May 27, 2014
SMART workshop
John Curtis Christian School
New Orleans, LA

July 15-16, 2014
Golden Apple SMARTboard workshop

August 7,
CU Tech Conference
Champaign, IL
January 24, 2015
MMC Conference
Stevenson High School
Lincolnshire, IL

March 14, 2015
Lake County SMART Users' Conference

August 4-6, 2015
MMC Geometry
Glenview, IL

August 8, 2015
CU Tech ConferenceChampaign, IL

Feb. 6, 2016
MMC ConferenceLincoln-Way Central High School
New Lenox, IL

Want a SMART board seminar or hands-on workshop at your school or in your school district? contact me at nancynpowell@gmail.com

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CU TechCon 2015 - August 8, 2015
Lake County SMART Users' Conference - March 14, 2015
Golden Apple Scholars - Elmhurst College - July 15-16, 2014
VALLEY View SMART Users' Conference - Download the files - May 17, 2014
ICE 2014 - ICE 2014 - SMART Board's NEW Add-ons & Widgets
ISU - File from ISU Ed Speaker Series
Files from MDLC - Michigan Digital Learning Conference - Nov. 12, 2013
Files from the Valley View SMART Users' Conference - Sept., 2013
Files from the CU SMART Conference - August, 2013
Seminar Section - links to files

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