The Interactive Whiteboard and Your Library Program

Interactive whiteboards are turning up in school libraries across the nation and librarians are clamoring to learn how to use them effectively in library programs. In this session participants will learn how to get students actively engaged in collaborative units taught in the library media center and how to integrate an interactive whiteboard into the library curriculum. Bring your existing units and get the opportunity to transform them into interactive activities using the interactive white board! Participants will leave this session with handouts with suggested tips, tricks, and lessons to share with their students.

Therese Coyne (// is a school library media specialist at Vassar Road Elementary School in the Wappingers CSD located in Poughkeepsie, NY. She formerly worked for IBM as the library support staff supervisor and received her MLS from C.W. Post in 2001. Therese is a frequent presenter for the Mid-Hudson Reading Council and SLMSSENY.

Hand-outs from workshop:

Presentation on SMART Notebook with lesson examples:

Here are some other SMART Notebook activities, lessons and templates that were discussed during the workshop. Some are created by Therese Coyne and some have been shared by other educators:

Bark, George! (created by T. Coyne)
Bear Wants More (created by T.Coyne)
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (created by T. Coyne)
Dictionary Skills (created by Shari Edwards)
Guide Words (created by T. Coyne)
Grouping Activity -Dewey Introduction (created by Meredith Inkeles)
Jeopardy Template (created by D. Fraser)
The Mitten (created by T. Coyne)
Wheel of Fortune Template (created by Missy Feller)