SMART Board 6000 teacher guide

SMART Board 6000 series interactive displays with iQ let teachers present a lesson, show a video, surf the internet, and more, all with a touch of a finger. Lesson transitions are seamless. Ways to engage students are endless.

Tips for using this guide

  • Use this guide anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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  • Make existing content more interactive.

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SMART Board 6000

Turn on the display

Press the Standby button on the front control panel.

OR

If the Wake to Touch option is enabled, the display turns on when you touch the screen.

  1. Standby

  2. Input Select

  3. Mute

  4. Decrease

  5. Increase

  6. Move Up (menu)*

  7. Move Down (menu)*

  8. Menu*

*SPNL-6000-V3 only

Show the connected computer's desktop

After connecting a computer, press the Input Select button on the front control panel until HDMI1, HDMI2 or DisplayPort is selected.

OPS HDMI

NOTE: Be sure to enable touch control of your computer by connecting a USB cable between the USB port in the display’s side connection panel and a USB connector on your computer.

Use the iQ features

The display includes iQ features that you can use without connecting a computer. To access these features, tap the Home button at the bottom of the screen.

OR

Press the Input Select button on the front control panel until OPS is selected.

NOTE: The option you select to use the board’s iQ features varies with the model. Select iQ or the option that includes OPS (OPS, OPS display port, or OPS HDMI).

OPS HDMI

You can then use all the iQ features described in the rest of this guide.

Learn more about the display

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Customizing the display

Steps

    1

    Install apps

    You can add an app from SMART’s app store, including teacher guides, Google apps, and Microsoft apps. From the Home screen, tap Apps Library. Tap Add New. Type a search term. In the search results, tap on the app you want to add to the Apps Library. The app will take a moment to download and install.

    2

    Change the wallpaper

    You can change the display's background to personalize your display. You can also insert a USB drive and select an image from the drive.

    Open Settings, scroll to Personalization, and select a new wallpaper. Note: For best results, use a .jpg or .png file with 1920 × 1080 resolution.

    3

    Open the Home Screen

    Tap the Home button.

    4

    Add tiles to Favorites

    Tap a tile's star to add the tile to Favorites.

    5

    Remove tiles from Favorites

    Press and hold the file you want to remove until the background becomes black. Tap to remove the tile.

    6

    Add tiles to Recent

    The Recent category shows the last eight webpages visited, kapp Whiteboard sessions, screenshots, SMART Notebook files, whiteboards, and PDFs.

Instructional ideas

Engage your classroom culture by having students design an image from a content focus and using that image as the display's background.

  • Historical images (then and now), famous artwork, important people, places around the world.

  • Classroom pictures, school events, the school mascot

Enhance your class by using a background image that represents a unit of study, a mission statement, a metaphor, and so on.

  • Student-created art, digital posters, word collages

  • Photographs taken by students

Extend learning by adding apps, websites and files to Favorites so students can access them quickly and independently.

  • Trivia or challenge websites

  • Classroom newsletter, Google Docs, and so on

Learn more about adding apps

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New Whiteboard (in the Player app)

Steps

    1

    Tap New Whiteboard

    Choose a page background. Add multiple pages with different backgrounds.

    To change the page background, tap Page Sorter Tap the page you want to change, tap … and select a new background.

    2

    Expand pages

    Expand the whiteboard space so you’ll never run out of room. Tap the page and begin to move it until check appears. Use two fingers to navigate the space.

    3

    Customize your pen

    Change the pen's thickness and color.

    4

    Work with objects

    You can move, rotate, or resize objects on the whiteboard page, including ink, by tapping it.

    5

    Delivering pages to student devices

    Students join hellosmart.com. Choose between Teacher paced and Student paced. Add a blank page or an instant Shout It Out activity.

    Note: When you're not in Delivery mode, changes to the file are saved automatically.

Instructional ideas

Engage

  • Historical images (then and now), famous artwork, important people, places around the world.

  • Classroom pictures, school events, the school mascot

Enhance your class by using a background image that represents a unit of study, a mission statement, a metaphor, and so on.

  • Student-created art, digital posters, word collages

  • Photographs taken by students

Extend learning by adding apps, websites and files to Favorites so students can access them quickly and independently.

  • Trivia or challenge websites

  • Classroom newsletter, Google Docs, and so on

Learn more about the new Whiteboard

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Player

Steps

    1

    Open a SMART Notebook file

    On the Home screen, open the Files Library and select a SMART Notebook file.

    2

    Access lessons and materials from the display

    To let your students interact with a lesson on the display, open the lesson in Player. You can do this with Share to Board or by saving the lesson material to a USB drive. Player can open SMART Notebook and PDF files.

    3

    Use Instant Shout It Out!

    Open the Files Library and tap Instant Shout It Out!. Students join the session by going to hellosmart.com and entering the display’s code. They can send text responses to the display from their devices.

    4

    Open a file and go

    Open the file you'd like your students to work on. The left side of the screen has tools to navigate, write notes, highlight, erase, and even add a blank page or a Shout It Out! activity.

Instructional ideas

  • Create activities, SMART Notebook files, and PDFs for students to access in centers, small groups, and when they finish their work.

  • Students can use interactive manipulatives, hundreds of charts, and even coins using Infinite Cloner.

  • Students can launch a Shout It Out! to collect ideas from their group, so all ideas are heard. This is a great way to build initiative in students.

  • Send open-ended challenges and task cards for students to access when they finish their work (for example, tic-tac-toe boards).

  • Prepare calendars, morning messages, and other daily tasks in advance so you can run them and still tend to classroom details on your computer.

Learn more about Player

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Adding multimedia

Steps

    1

    Insert a YouTube videos or picture

    Tap Insert to add an image or video using Bing search engine. Tap the search bar, enter a search term, and then select a video or image from the results

    2

    Add a math tools

    Tap and select the protractor, ruler, or geodreieck.

    You can move, resize, or rotate the measurement tool.

    3

    Add an angle using the protractor

    If you can’t add an angle, tap and then tap Show angles.

    Tap the protractor. Press and hold the angle handle and then move the handle to create an angle. Tap to insert an angle.

Instructional ideas

Engage your class by using the digital backgrounds to capture the students’ ideas, show student thinking, and create artifacts of meaningful discussions.

  • Create graphs to organize data and have students evaluate the information.

  • Brainstorm ideas, questions, lists, examples, and nonexamples. Move ideas and organize them into graphic organizers.

  • Layer the math tools over pictures of examples, such as bridges or abstract art. Have students use the math tools to label measurements on the pictures and compare and contrast findings.

Enhance your lessons by adding images and videos to your whiteboard.

  • Use images on lined paper as a shared writing center for students.

  • Add video to the whiteboard. Add an image of a graphic organizer that students complete together after watching the video.

Extend learning by having students join the whiteboard at hellosmart.com and view the live whiteboard on their devices.

  • Add an instant Shout It Out! to capture student connections related to classroom notes.

  • Students can use screenshots to capture digital notes to access outside class or to post in class notes, in Google Classroom, and so on.

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Add ready-made activities

Step

  1. Insert a graphic organizer

    Open a SMART Notebook file on the display and browse to a page. Tap New page to add a ready-made activity after the current page. Select Graphic Organizer or Manipulative.

    Tap the ready-made activity you want to add to the file.

Note 

You can also open a new SMART Notebook file with a ready-made activity from the Files Library

Instructional ideas

Engage your class by using the digital backgrounds to capture the students’ ideas, show student thinking, and create artifacts of meaningful discussions.

  • Create graphs to organize data and have students evaluate the information.

  • Brainstorm ideas, questions, lists, examples, and nonexamples. Move ideas and organize them into graphic organizers.

  • Layer the math tools over pictures of examples, such as bridges or abstract art. Have students use the math tools to label measurements on the pictures and compare and contrast findings.

Enhance your lessons by adding images and videos to your whiteboard.

  • Use images on lined paper as a shared writing center for students.

  • Add video to the whiteboard. Add an image of a graphic organizer that students complete together after watching the video.

Extend learning by having students join the whiteboard at hellosmart.com and view the live whiteboard on their devices.

  • Add an instant Shout It Out! to capture student connections related to classroom notes.

  • Students can use screenshots to capture digital notes to access outside class or to post in class notes, in Google Classroom, and so on.

Learn more about ready-made activities

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Share to Board

Steps

    1

    Generate a Share to Board code

    Before you use Share to Board, you must generate a code. Open the Files Library on the Home screen and follow the directions on the display to generate a code to connect.

    2

    Add the display

    In SMART Notebook, click File > Share, click Share with a SMART Board, click Add Boards, type the four-character code that you generated in step 1, and click Share Now.

    Note: You need to enter the code only once for each display. You can add multiple displays but have to select each display individually to share.

    3

    Share a file with the display

    In SMART Notebook, select File > Share, click Share with a SMART Board, choose the display, and then click Share Now. The file is now available in the display's Files Library.

    4

    Share a file using a USB drive

    Save a PDF or SMART Notebook file to a USB drive. Connect the USB drive to one of the display's USB receptacles. From the Home screen, open the Files Library. In the top-left corner of the screen, tap the drop-down menu and tap USB Files, and tap the file you want to open.

Instructional ideas

Engage your class by preparing calendars, morning messages, and other daily tasks in advance so you can run them and still tend to classroom details on your computer.

  • Create substitute plans and send them to the display when you’re out of the classroom. You can send files to the display from anywhere.

  • Link current events, “On this day in history”, riddles, or interesting facts as warm up material.

Enhance your lessons by sending Notebook files or PDFs in Player for students to access in centers, small groups, and when they finish their work. You can do this with Share to Board or by saving the lesson to a USB drive.

  • Create manipulatives using the Infinite Cloner.

  • Save graphic organizers to access quickly and use in lessons.

Extend learning by sending open-ended challenges and task cards that students can access when they finish their work.

  • A Tic-Tac-Toe choice board, product choice board, and so on.

  • PDFs that contain riddles, math problems, or logic problems.

Learn more about Share to Board

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Browser

Steps

    1

    Open the Browser

    On the Home screen, tap Browser. In the address bar at the top of the screen, type a web address or search term.

    Note: The Browser doesn’t support Adobe Flash Player. If you need to use Adobe Flash, connect a computer to the display.

    2

    Use the floating keyboard

    Use the floating keyboard to type in the Browser. You can move the keyboard by dragging the plus sign (+) in the upper-right corner. The keyboard is hidden when you don’t need it.

    3

    Add favorite sites

    On the Home screen, under the Recent category tap the star to add a recently-visited website to the Favorites category.

    4

    Access SMART Learning Suite Online

    Bookmark suite.smarttech.com and sign in. Create or start activities directly from this page.

    5

    Download files

    While browsing the internet, tap a file to save it to the display. In the Files Library, tap the file and it will open in the appropriate app. If the app isn’t installed on the display, download it from SMART’s app store.

Instructional ideas

Engage your class by adding interactive websites to your Favorites, and let one or several students interact with them on the display when they finish their work.

  • Annotate nonfiction articles and current events to capture student connections.

  • Use the Browser in small groups as a center for research, finding pictures, and to read articles.

Enhance our lessons by opening a lesson resource on the board and making notes over it.

  • Open multiple tabs of pictures to share with students.

  • Students can open each tab and make connections by writing or drawing on the pictures.

Extend learning by connecting to SMART Learning Suite Online. This makes lessons available to student devices in the classroom and at home.

  • Teachers can sign to hellosmart.com as a student on the board and facilitate lessons, completely untethered from a device.

  • Create whiteboards in SMART Learning Suite Online. Convert pages to Workspaces or Handouts and have students work on them individually or in groups.

Learn more about the Browser

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Writing and drawing over the Browser

Steps

    1

    Open the Browser

    On the Home screen, tap Browser. In the address bar at the top of the screen, type a web address or search term.

    Zoom in on pictures using two fingers.

    2

    Write and draw

    Pick up a pen to begin writing notes over the Browser and light gray diagonal lines appear. Change the pen's color by tapping the pen icon on the left side of the screen.

    3

    Save or discard ink

    When you're finished writing notes, tap in the top-right corner. You can save the screenshots to the Files Library or discard them. You can open saved screenshots in the Files Library and continue writing.

    4

    Continue writing notes

    After saving or discarding notes, you can browse to another web page or scroll to another portion of the current web page. Pick up a pen to write or draw.

Instructional ideas

  • Students can practice the skill of “reading pictures.” Small groups view pictures on the display. Each student can use a different pen colour to write words or phrases to describe, clarify, and create meaning from the picture. This is a great way to explore real-world connections and prior knowledge.

  • Search for an image to use as a graphic organizer. Use two fingers to enlarge the picture to fit the screen. Students can write over the picture. Notice that the display takes a screen capture and saves it in your Files Library.

  • Open an article that you would like your students to read. Ask them to use the pens to highlight and annotate the article.

  • Search for a map and use the pens to mark interesting places or features.

Learn more about annotation layers

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Screen Share

Steps

Apple devices

On the Home screen, tap Screen Share. Make sure your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the display. On your Apple device, swipe up to show the Control Center, tap Screen Mirroring, and select the display.

OR

Download the iOS app from the Apple App Store or Download the app for macOS computers from SMART’s support site..

Windows 8.1 computers

On the Home screen, tap Screen Share. Make sure your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the display. With a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the pointer up, and click Devices. Click Project > Add a wireless display and select the display.

OR

Download the app from SMART’s support site.

Windows 10 computers

On the Home screen, tap Screen Share. Make sure your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the display. On the computer, click in the lower right of the screen, select Connect, and select the display.

OR

Download the app from SMART’s support site.

Chrome browser

On the Home screen, tap Screen Share. Make sure your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the display. Open the Chrome browser, click, click Cast, and select the display.

Android devices (using the Google Home app)

On the Home screen, tap Screen Share. Make sure your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the display. Open the Google Home app, tap the navigation drawer, tap Cast Screen /audio > Cast Screen / audio, and select the display.

OR

Download the app from the Google Play Store.

Chromebooks

Download the app from the Chrome Web Store.

Instructional ideas

Engage your class by sharing a computer screen to present a video, slideshow, PDF, or anything else you can show on your desktop.

  • Walk through step-by-step directions from your device to help students understand what they’re supposed to do.

  • Enrich discussions by wirelessly sharing from multiple devices

Enhance your lessons by asking students to share videos, images, or work that relates to the subject matter and share their thoughts with the class.

  • Students can look for images, news articles, current events, or even songs of connecting ideas.

  • Students can create metaphors or similes for the concepts they’re studying to show a deeper understanding.

Extend learning by having students share student-directed production that use a variety of media and tools to present their ideas.

  • Students can display slideshows, original movies, and digital work from their devices.

  • Students can share notes and approaches to problem solving and compare similarities and differences.

Learn more about Screen Share

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Files Library

Steps

    1

    Open the Files Library

    On the Home screen, tap Files Library.

    2

    Rename files

    Press and hold a file until the background becomes black. Tap the file’s name. Use the on-screen keyboard to rename the file. Tap anywhere on screen when you're done.

    3

    Create and move files into folders

    Tap and hold a file until the background becomes black. Tap to create a new folder. Name the folder. Note: You can create folders within folders.

    To move a file into a folder, tap and hold a file until the background turns black, select additional files (if you want), and drag them into a folder. Tap anywhere on the screen when you're done.

    4

    Sort folders and files for easy access

    Sort content by type, name, or the date when it was last modified. In the upper-right corner, tap the drop-down to select the sort order.

    5

    Export files to a USB drive

    You can export whiteboards, SMART Notebook files, and screenshots to a USB drive as PDF files. Connect a USB drive to the display, tap Files Library, tap and hold a file until the background becomes black, select files to export, and tap Export to USB.

Instructional ideas

  • Create a folder for each subject for better organization. Add whiteboard, SMART Notebook files, screenshots, and browser shortcuts for easy class transitions.

  • Create a folder for each content area that you teach. Add folders for each unit of study within the content folder to stay organized.

  • Create a folder for each student in the class. Use the whiteboard spaces, browsers, and collect screenshots of their learning as evidence of growth. Let students contribute to their folder.

  • Create a folder of websites that students can use as activities or rotations at the board. Tap the star on the folder to pin it to Favorites so students can get to the folder from the Home screen.

  • Challenge: Create tiered folders for differentiation. Tell groups of students which folder they will work from.

Learn more about the Files Library

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kapp Whiteboard

Steps

    1

    Open, write, move, and erase

    On the Home screen, tap Apps Library > kapp Whiteboard. Pick up a pen and begin writing. View more of the work space by moving your finger to the left. Erase ink with your fist or the pen’s eraser.

    2

    Change the look of ink

    Tap the pen button on the screen's left. Select pen color and thickness.

    Note: Pens return to their default colors 30 seconds after you put them back in their holders.

    3

    Save a kapp Whiteboard

    Save a kapp Whiteboard to the Files Library. Tap in the bottom-left corner of the screen to save the page to the Files Library and open a new, blank page. Find your kapp Whiteboards in the Files Library.

    4

    Export a kapp Whiteboard to a USB drive

    Connect a USB drive to the display. Press and hold any file until the background becomes black. Select the files and tap Export to USB.

Instructional ideas

  • Invite students to contribute to the display at least once a day.

  • Pose an interesting question for students to respond to in words or pictures. This can be content connect or community building—even the youngest students can respond in letters and pictures.

  • Bell ringer, transition times as they finish assignments.

  • Students write on the display

    • When
    • Comment on each other's ideas and ask questions
  • Try these activities with the kapp Whiteboard:

    • Would you rather___ or ___? Why?
    • Favorite 30-second doodle and one word that goes with it
    • Song lyric that is your mood today
    • Favorite fairy tale in pictures
    • First four words from the book you are reading, or the last four words
    • Big questions you wonder about
    • Vocabulary connection and sentence starters

Learn more about the kapp Whiteboard

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SMART kapp app

Steps

    1

    Download the SMART kapp app

    Download the app from Google Play (Android) or the App Store (Apple). You can install the app on phones or tablets.

    2

    Open the app and whiteboard, and then scan the QR code

    Open the app on your device. Open the kapp Whiteboard on the display by opening the Apps Library on the Home screen and tapping kapp Whiteboard. Scan the QR code in the bottom-right corner of the screen to connect your device to the display.

    3

    Share whiteboard session

    From your device, tap Invite in the bottom corner. Tap Share using a link. Give the link to your students. They can connect on any internet enabled device by entering the web address.

    4

    Collaborate!

    Ask students to contribute using the pen. When you finish your session, you can save it as a PDF and share it with students.

Instructional ideas

  • Students can share a theme, such as “conflict,” and add drawings, words, phrases, and connections to that theme.

  • Students can contribute a one-word summary related to a topic, book, poem, or character.

  • Think, pair, and share: After students have shared their thoughts with a partner, have them summarize and share their understanding.

  • Assign a math problem and have students solve it and share their answer. Compare responses and discuss.

  • Create an interactive timeline: Have students work in groups to add an event to the timeline and include image and words.

  • Create a graffiti board: Write a quote on the whiteboard and have students participate in a chalk talk. Share their thoughts and comment on other responses.

Learn more about the SMART kapp app

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Substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition (SAMR)

 

Substitution

Augmentation

Modification

Redefinition

New Whiteboard (in Player app)

Digital dry erase board

Students create:

  • Objective archives

  • Subject boards for notes, objectives, and vocabulary

  • Anchor charts

  • Graphic organizer of ideas, notes, and concepts

Teacher creates a digital portfolio for each student.

Students create and manage response boards to collect ideas, quotes, questions, and more.

Students collaborate, share, and interact with each other in a shared expandable space.

Students create meaning and share learning.

Students create Mind Mapping concepts visually while referring to saved notes.

Students create a concept storyboard in real time that they can share live on social media or in a LMS.

Students interact with and respond to presentations with their own device.

Browser

Students research ideas and information on topics.

Teacher bookmarks and captures information to refer to and share via USB drive or Player app and hellosmart.com

Students write collaboratively and collate using class-wide symbols for making connections

Teacher poses questions using images and gather ideas and connection from class

Students and teacher can annotate live content (such as video, a 360° virtual tour, Google Earth, assessments, and so on).

Students identify central themes, make personal connections, and take part in multidisciplinary thinking, sharing, and asking questions for feedback to web.

Player

Teacher shares a SMART Notebook lesson to the display for teacher use.

Students open and participate in a SMART activity at the display

On the display, teacher adds a blank page, uses different colors to differentiate subject matter content or discussion, group ideas, and organize information.

Stations

Students complete activities at their own pace: differentiated, individualized, small and whole group.

Teacher adds an instant Shout It Out! for real-time checks for understanding.

The lesson is paused on devices and students collaborate, refer to earlier work, gather new ideas for next steps, feedback, personal connections, back channel, course correction, proof of concept, and so on.

Screen Share

Teacher shares a computer screen to present teacher-directed content (such as a video, slideshow, or PDF).

Students share videos, images, or work that relates to the subject matter.

Students share student-created material to present and share ideas, connections, and final products

Students share student-directed products using various media and tools to present their ideas or even share to other classrooms.

Students collaborate in real time in Google Docs, OneNote, social media, and more.

Students create meaning and share the learning with others.

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