Users of Blackboard Collaborate
Hi, I am a teacher at a virtual academy and I was looking for other teachers using Blackboard Collaborate to share whiteboard files with. Is there any place out there already created for teachers who use whiteboards? Desperately trying not to reinvent the wheel every day! :)
Thank you for any help you can offer.
I have a bunch for you and can supply your needs throughout the school year. I am teaching 5th grade language arts, math, and history. Do you happen to have OneNote 2010? If you do, that will be a great way to share because then they are organized and you can see my notes for each individual slide and the context.
Yes, I do have one note. I am uploading my files right now to box so hopefully I can help you out too.
Actually I have One Note 2007.
2010 lets us be able to share and collaborate in a notebook is why I asked about the 2010.
Today is my grand daughter's 2nd birthday party and we are having lots of family in, so I am be preoccupied until late afternoon or evening. Until then, I have a place that I have been working on setting up for wbd files sharing that you can take a look at - http://www.virtualhomeschoolgroup.com/course/view.php?id=167 - You can make and account and join or just enter as a guest.
Wow! You have been a busy bee on the virtual homeschool group. That is awesome!
I have been collaborating on my One Note 2007 with other teachers so it might work. Thanks for the great resources.
The Collaborate Whiteboard Resources for Teachers course page is mostly a shell at this point. Partly it is still a shall is because it is lacking in a few key tools to make it the tool I want it to be for collaborative sharing. The best solution for wbd files would be one where everyone can directly upload their own, there would be a preview tool, and you be able to closely associate notes for how each is to be presented. Nothing that I know quite fits all those needs, but LearnCentral came close.
Adobe has built an Educator's Exchange where I have been sharing my Adobe resources (Flash, Captivate, images). It reminds me of LearnCentral. I haven't added my wbd resources there since Adobe Connect is a competitor of Collaborate in the online webinar software area. I may start adding them though. Educators have shared a wide range of files there that are not directly Adobe related and I don't think the idea of the Educator Exchange is to limit it only to Adobe products. They have a tagging system and a search system like LC had. You have a member page like LC had. You can attach tons of associated files such as images and the source file (i.e. the fla of a swf so it can be editable). Plus, there are all sorts of other files besides wbds that you can find there. I would say this is the next best thing to LC now that LC is gone.
Ok, I know this is random, but do you have any games or anything to help your students to get used to the Blackboard Collaborate tools? We are starting back this week and I wanted them to get familiar quickly so that we can move on to other things.
I will check out the Educator's Exchange. I have been using Teachers Pay Teachers and converting them to whiteboards. I also just app share a lot of powerpoints, but I really like interactive whiteboards. It makes it feel like a "real" classroom. :) I added a lot of files to my box.com on my page. Feel free to use anything there. Many of them I got off of LC, but hopefully it will help you too.
Since you are on right now - feel free to drop in to our classroom 1 at
I will show you what I have that you may find useful with your students. :0)
There are fabulous lessons already created on exchange.smarttech.com. They cover curriculum by grade, subject and country. Hope this helps.
Will these work within blackboard collaborate? BBC is not necessarily a smart board. hmmm.. . .I will have to try it and find out. Thank you.
A new swf file that you may find useful. Go to http://justabitmoore.weebly.com/units-of-length.html to try it out and click the swf download button to get it for your own use. I used it today with my 5th graders as an application share. It can run for individual use on a website as well.
English and metric units and benchmarks
Select unit scale appropriate for use
Rounding to the nearest inch and centimeter