Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

To all Mr. Smart Trainer visitors, I'd like to wish a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your time with friends, family, and loved ones. Tis the season for giving, laughter, joy, and not being at school!
May you all have a safe holiday!
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Skate to the Stanley Cup

The race for the Stanley Cup is coming to the classroom.  Using your favorite hockey teams, you're sure to score with your students.
Select a team from the menu and reveal the answer by scoring a goal with the puck to reveal the answer. Click HERE to download NHL to your classroom. Enjoy!
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Get Out the Peanuts and Cracker Jacks!

I believe I've hit a home run by putting together the Smart Board and the MLB.  Now you can bring your favorite Major League team into your classroom and put them to work to keep your students engaged in your lesson.
Type your question and hide your answer behind the baseball.  When your student answers it correctly, they get to knock it out of the park.  Download a copy of MLB for the Smart Board HERE. Enjoy!
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

GOOAAALLLL!!!! Score with Futbol Game!

The most widely played sport WORLDwide is soccer.  Known in most other parts of the world as futbol. Well now you can play with the logos from your favorite teams in the classroom on your SMART Interactive Whiteboard.  So whether you like Manchester or FC Barcelona, Real Madrid or Arsenal, you're sure to enjoy playing the Futbol Smartboard Game!
This is a hide/reveal style game.  Type your question and hide your answer behind the soccer ball.  If the question is answered correctly, tap the ball to score a goal and reveal the correct answer.  In the event that the ball is kicked so hard that it doesn't come back, there is an extra copy of the ball that can be substituted in from the attachments tab.  Make sure that you cycle through each question, allowing the ball to come back before saving!!!  Download your copy here.  Enjoy!
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OTHER Mr. Smart Trainer Resources:
Grouping     Ungrouping     Touch Recognition     NFL     NBA

Monday, December 19, 2011

Smurfs Invading SMART Boards in Classrooms in Your Area!

One of my all time favorite cartoons as a child is now on the SMART board!  I haven't yet had a chance to watch the new Smurfs movie, but intend on renting it tonight now that I can veg out and not think of school for a couple weeks.  Papa Smurf and the gang make for some great characters to use on the Smart board especially since my students know who they are now!  This game is sure to be fun and grab the attention of your students.
This is a pull-tab game.  You will need to use the group command to effectively use the game.  If you need a quick tutorial on grouping/ungrouping, please view my video post on grouping from a couple weeks ago. Don't let Gargamel and Azrael get the best of Smurfette and the rest of the beloved Smurfs by downloading the Smurfs game here now! Enjoy!
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Other Mr. Smart Trainer Games:
Horton     Twilight: Team Edward     Mike Myers     Will Ferrell     Bieber Fever

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Horton Hears a Who?

Horton hears a who? A bunch of kids enjoying playing his game on the SMART board?  One of Dr. Seuss' favorite characters has finally made it to the SMART Board!  So be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Alli Van Allen O'Shea, download this game and start to play! Enjoy!
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

NBA is Back!

The NBA is back, baby!  Finally!  Could you imagine a year without highlight reel slam dunks or buzzer beating three-pointers?  Well thank goodness we don't have to worry any longer and our wait will be over on December 25th!  Personally, I can't wait to see my Spurs beat up on those world chump... I mean champ (still hard to say) Dallas Mavs.  Why wait for the NBA when you can bring it into your classroom?  Now you can with my NBA SMART board game!

Included in this download are two games- one for the Eastern Conference and one for the Western Conference.  Use it for a super review or split it in half.  It's up to you!  CLICK HERE to download a copy of my game now!  Enjoy!
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Go Spurs Go!

What can I say?  Go Spurs Go!  That is all...

If you're as big of a Spurs fan as I am, you NEED this Spurs Game to bring Duncan, Parker, and Ginobili into your classrooms as well as the Admiral and the Iceman.  Download it HERE.  Enjoy!
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Boston Celtics

Since I was in middle school, I wanted to be able to hit the 3-pointer like Ray Allen or throw it down like KG.  This is the next best thing- bringing them into the classroom.

Pull questions out of Ray's ear and answers from his mouth when you download the Celtics game HERE.  Enjoy!
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

12 Days of Christmas

Always one of the most beloved Christmas songs, The 12 Days of Christmas, is now a SMART board game!  Click on each day to reveal a new question, and click on the image to display the answer.  So whether your favorite day is nine ladies dancing, six geese-a-laying, or five golden rings (Ms. Hutson), everyone will take some joy in this fun yuletide game.
The hardest part of this game is finding a way to fit it in before the Christmas holiday has come and gone so you better download it here and put it to work.  If you have any questions, please email me!  Enjoy!
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OTHER Mr.Smart Trainer Resources:
Elves     Snowflakes     Nutcrackers     Will Ferrell     Bee Attendance

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

You know what they say- "No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible."  Well, in the same mentality, I have created a triple snowflake game.  I found so many neat snowflakes.  One of the coolest things I found in my search for cool snowflakes was the website:, where you can make your own snowflakes and then save the image! 
This is, what's become, a pretty classic Mr. Smart Trainer pull-tab game.  Type your question at the top of the page and then group your pull tab to your answer that is hidden behind the giant snowflake.  Like I said, there are 3 games in this one file- a total of 52 question pages.  If you need any help, send me an email. Click HERE to download your copy.  Enjoy!
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Look Out, TCEA! Here Comes Mr. Smart Trainer!

I'm so happy to announce that I will be presenting at the TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) Convention at the Austin Convention Center on February 9th at 1:15.  See the details below.

Session #122745
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012
1:15 to 2:15
Room 18C

If you're planning on attending the convention, stop in for my presentation on SMART board games and other resources!  Enjoy!
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Bumble Bee Attendance

This is a fun and easy way to take attendance when your students come into the classroom.  Group each student's name to a bee and when they come in to class, they move their bee into the hive.  The leftover bees are your students that are absent/tardy.  Click HERE to download Bumble Bee Attendance.  Enjoy!
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The Elves are Here for Christmas!

We all know without the help of Santa's elves, we couldn't have Christmas.  Thank Jolly Ole' Saint Nick for those pointy-eared little guys.  It's a wonder how they do such wonderful things with those tiny little hands!  Now they're helping me spread Christmas cheer to classrooms around the world in the Elves Smartboard Game.
With presents in tow, Santa drops down the chimney and drops off a gift for all the good boys and girls so I sure hope you made the "Nice" list this year.  In the Elves game, the gift is your answer.  After guessing the answer, open the gift by pulling up on the top of the box to reveal the answer.  I've added a couple adorable little animations to this game to help with the holiday fun.  Click HERE to download a copy of the Elves Christmas Game.  If you have any questions, please email me.  Enjoy!
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OTHER Mr. Smart Trainer Games to Enjoy:
Will Ferrell     Mike Myers     Nutcracker     Penguin     Twilight: Team Edward

SMART Notebook Layers

Hey there folks- I'm so happy SMART has created this video on layers because I dread the sound of my own voice on video.  So, if you need some help with layers or some tips and tricks, watch the video posted by SMART!  Enjoy!
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Grouping and Ungrouping on SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard

How do I group using the SMART Interactive Whiteboard?
The shortcut command to GROUP (once your items are selected) is Ctrl+G

How do I ungroup using the SMART Interactive Whiteboard?
The shortcut command to UNGROUP (once your item is selected) is Ctrl+R

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Mike Myers...also Hilarious!

Synonymous with funny is another SNL alum- Mike Myers.  I'm awful with accents, but quoting Charlie from So I Married an Axe Murderer is something I do quite often.  The many faces of Mike Myers can be seen in the Austin Powers movies, The Love Guru, Wayne's World, Cat in the Hat, and many others.  Along with Will Ferrell, you can also enjoy Mike Myers in your classroom with this Mike Myers Smartboard game!
Take your questions from Dr. Evil and sure enough Mini Me has an answer for you.  In true Mini Me style, it's not the most conventional way of giving an answer.  Grouping again is necessary on this game.  For those of you new to the SMART board, I will be posting a video to show how to use the group/ungroup command.  Click HERE to download my Mike Myers Game!  Enjoy!
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OTHER Mr. Smart Trainer Games:
NBA     Chicken Game     Baseball     Penguin Game

Will Ferrell is Hilarious!

One of the funniest comics in SNL history has to be Will Ferrell.  We've seen him in Night at the Roxbury, Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and so many other films that have made us laugh.  Now you can laugh as you play this SMART board game built around the characters that have brought us to tears (of laughter) so many times.
In my Will Ferrell game, you will choose one of the beloved characters and answer a question screamed from the mouth of Ricky Bobby.  Pull down his helmet shade to reveal the answer!  This is such a fun game.  It was a lot of fun to make.  You will need to use the group/ungroup commands to apply the answer to the helmet shade.  Click HERE to download your copy of my Will Ferrell Smartboard Game!  Enjoy!
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OTHER Mr. Smart Trainer Resources:
Bieber Fever     Duckhunt     Twilight: Team Bad Vamps     Star Game     Steve Jobs Tribute

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Nutcracker Christmas

Every year after Thanksgiving, we start preparing for the next big holiday- Christmas. This is a time for giving, a time for family and friends, and a time to refresh and renew for the coming year. As a school teacher, I know there is very little time to incorporate these holiday activities as most of us will be on Christmas break a week or more before the day actually comes so I have to start early to get out my holiday activities. The first of many is my Nutcracker Christmas Game.

This is a fun pull-tab style game.  You will need to use grouping to group the answer to the pull-tab by selecting the tab and your answer and holding Ctrl+G.  Click HERE to download my Nutcracker Christmas Game. Enjoy!
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OTHER Mr. Smart Trainer Games:
Thanksgiving1     Thanksgiving2     Halloween     Penguins     Monsters Inc.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. More SMART board games will be coming your way very soon!
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My. Smart Trainer