As you know by now I have been using my projector in my studio a lot more in the last year or so. Though I couldn’t quite figure out how to successfully create a true homemade interactive whiteboard (aka smart board) this last summer, I was still able to use the interactive whiteboard software and the students just used it the “old fashioned” way via the computer mouse. The lesson itself was still considered interactive, they just couldn’t move things around on a whiteboard screen or a wall.
Which brings me to an article that I recently read about how to turn your pdf files into an interactive lesson by importing into a flip chart. This article gives step by step directions, in addition to wonderful step by step video helps so I won’t even try to explain how to do this. Instead, I will just direct you to the pro at prometheanplanet.com, Lisa Dubernard. Here is her article, “Turn that PDF into an Interactive Lesson!”.
Now remember, even if you don’t have a smart board, you can still use this tool interactively with your students simply via powerpoint, projector and a computer.