Tag Archives: SMART

Smart Notebook Beginner Twilights

I have just sent 3 twilights to the Aberdeenshire CPD Team to be advertised on Aberdeenshire Events.

These are beginner sessions and are suitable for staff who haven’t used Notebook software or just require a refresher.

  • The Gordon Schools    27th April

  • Meldrum Academy      10th May

  • Banchory Academy      15th May

These events will be live within the next couple of weeks so please keep the date free if you would like to register.

SMART ‘How to’ Videos


SMART have produced a series of 10 tips and tricks videos for SMART Notebook. These consist of:


  1. Circle-Tap-Erase
  2. Customising your Toolbar
  3. Dual Page
  4. Infinite Cloner
  5. Magic Pen
  6. Moving your Toolbar
  7. My Content
  8. SMART Notebook Tutorial
  9. Pin Page
  10. Text Pen

These have been uploaded to a new YouTube play list https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU5Rh1BZLa4WzLF947o2_SgKrDLqPnanx



Using Technology to improve learning and teaching: Training opportunities

teacher_trainingWe always have a number of training opportunities available to help you get the best out of the technology already at your school, or to give advice  if you are thinking of purchasing new technology such as Ipads or other mobile devices.

All the events are posted on the Aberdeenshire Events website or please call us for the latest information on any learning with technical logo support events.

Current Events are:

Reaching all learners with mobile technology . Whole day , hands on training at Hill of Banchory

More dates to come in New Year


Serif Craft Artist : Twilight courses specifically aimed at making use of the fantastic range of Roald Dahl material

December 1st, 2nd, 7th and 9th


SMARTnotebook 2015 beginner course: Whole day course aimed at getting you up and running with the new SMART software, this is a hands on course and you will get lots of really useful help and advice and you will be able to create, engaging interactive SMART lessons that you can share and reuse.

More dates to be announced


GLOW and O365 : Twilight courses aimed at beginners and how to use the O365 apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote , Outlook) in addition to the calendar, people, mail , onedrive and other apps.

Dates to be announced

Please contact either Susan Sey or Jim Mclean  to discuss any of the above events or to discuss other training requests/issues



SMART Notebook 2015

If your school has recently purchased a SMART Board or SMART Panel then you can log a call with Ask Fred for SMART Notebook 2015.

The SMART Board or SMART Panel comes with 4 licences for the new software and we would advise the following:

  • One licence for the Classroom PC attached to the new board or panel
  • One licence for the Teacher in the Classroom to install the software at home
  • Two additional licences to be used in the school, possibly a staff base

We are keen that these licences are used and not wasted because they only have a 3 year shelf life.

Once the Free 3 Year licence expires then the software remains as it is with no further updates. If the schools choose to purchase the licence then they will be entitled to software updates.

If you need to find out licence key info then please log a call with:




SMART Exemplary Educator

Almost every classroom in Aberdeenshire is equipped with a SMARTboard

The software that works with the SMARTboard is always being upgraded, and the Learning through Technology team regularly run training sessions for any teacher to bring their SMART skills up to date.

Our lead trainer and SMART EXEMPLARY EDUCATOR is Susan, and earlier this year she submitted a short video to SMART In Canada to see if her work would qualify to be awarded a place at an international conference.

During the school holidays Susan travelled to Calgary in Canada to meet 77  other educators from 22 countries for a fantastic week of keynote presentations, hackathons, networking  all crammed into days that started at 6am and finished not before 7pm

Susan said the highlight for her was participating in the Hackathon and seeing the passion and determination the developers at SMART have to provide their customers with the very best end product.

The video made by Susan  can be found here and gives a tiny flavour of the trip.

We support schools in various ways with SMART training, your first port of call should be Aberdeenshire events to see if there is a training event near your school. Or call Susan at the Learning Through Technology team to discuss your specific requirements.