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    Whiteboard Software - Free?

    Hello,

    Great site.

    I am looking for software for an interactive whiteboard. Will be connecting to just one laptop.

    Apart from Promethean Inspire, is there any other software you can get to work on an interactive whiteboard?

    I am looking for software for a board to be used in Music classes. Is there any subject specific software for these boards?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techman View Post
    I am looking for software for a board to be used in Music classes. Is there any subject specific software for these boards?
    There's nothing special about interactive whiteboard software, an interactive whiteboard is simply an input device for your computer, any software you use normally should work just fine. Lots of people don't seem to realise that PowerPoint has a handy annotation facility that lets you use the mouse (or, or course, your whiteboard's pen) to hand-write notes or highlight sections of text. I would avoid the IWB vendor's software, the main reason it's there is to lock you in to a particular format so you wind up having to buy the same brand of whiteboard if you want to share resources with other people in your school.

    For pre-made content, BoardWorks stuff is generally good - pre-made PowerPoint files with embedded Flash animations in that you can edit and change around to suite your needs.

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    Smart Whiteboard

    I forgot to add in my original post that it is a Smartboard.

    I have never set up or used a whiteboard before and I just looking for the software I need to connect it to a Win XP notebook.

    What programs do I need from Smart - SMART - Downloads

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    The Notebook software.

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    Smart Whiteboard Software

    Thanks.

    Is that the only software program I need?

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    The gallery can be useful to.

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    Gallery takes ages to install if you choose them all, just a heads up

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    IWB Software

    echo the thoughts re Smartboard software:
    Chose to install the driver software and then a custom Notebook installation which will allow you to install as much of the Gallery contect as you want. There is Music stuff in there with clipart of instruments with sounds embedded (I tested a roll of the kettle drum!!) and clipart of notes, together with backgrounds of musical paper Staves etc
    On a new laptop I'd advise installing all gallery (called Essentials for educators) to the local drive
    Loads of online resources pre done via Educompass website at SMART - Education

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    Smartboard

    Thanks for all the replies.

    I installed the notebook software but cannot make a connection to the whiteboard from the laptop.

    It's wireless connection and the notebook software cannot detect the board. I have noticed that when I first connect the wireless adapter to the board the light on the board goes green initially and then stays red.

    I have never set up one of these boards before.

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    I would suggest that you have installed the notebook software but not the drivers.

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    In the smartboard tools control panel, run the connection wizard

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