Sentence Builder Activity


Sentence Builder

You’ll love this guided instruction activity that takes you step-by-step through the process of building a Smart Notebook 10 application that changes items on the Notebook page in response to what is touched on the SMART Board. The techniques you’ll learn in this activity will allow you to provide instant feedback in a highly engaging manner. These techniques can be applied to new activities for any subject matter or grade level.

Video - Sentence Builder Completed Activity

Sentence Builder

To begin, open Smart Notebook so you can follow along while the video instructions take you step-by-step in creating your Sentence Builder application. This activity contains four sections and the instructions are broken into short, manageable segments to help you follow along step-by-step. The techniques contained in this guided activity can be used to create similar types of activities and can be applied to any subject area or grade level.

Section One: Preparing Application and Building the Flashlight

The videos in this section will

To assist in creating the Sentence Builder application more efficiently you’ll set a default font for the application, customize the Notebook Toolbar, apply a pre-defined theme to the Notebook page, and turn on the Alignment Guides.

Step 1: Setting a Default Font – 1:46

Step 2: Customize the Notebook Toolbar – 2:23

Step 3: Acquire Sound Objects

To acquire the sounds that are used in the Sentence Builder activity, you need to download the three mp3 audio files shown below. For each file:

1 – Right-click on the Download file link and select “Save File As…” or “Save Target As…” or whatever option allows you to save the file to your computer.

2 – Select the location where you want to save the file. (Saving the files to your desktop is a good idea so you know where to find the files when inserting them into Smart Notebook.)

3 – Click the SAVE button to save the file.

Good Grief:

Download: Good Grief Audio File


Oh, Raspberries:

Download: Oh Raspberries Audio File


Missed It:

Download: Missed It Audio File

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