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CBI Interactive Whiteboard Project - DEC, ICS, CESI
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to get to the CBI Project Homepage)
Cambridge-Hitachi 'Starboard' resources:
You will need to have Starboard software on your computer to view these (although we also provide PDF versions of some of the files below You can download the latest Starboard software from http://download.hitachisolutions-us.com/starboard/forms/Software_Downloads.php (you will need the Serial Number of your board) ...there used to be a link to a freeware Starboard Viewer but this seems to have disappeared :-(
Note that Starboard software (version 9.3) will also open
- 'Common File Format' (.iwb) files ...so visit our page at cff_-_ireland.html
- ...as well as
- Microsoft Powerpoint (.ppt and .pptx) ...runs as a separate 'topic'
- Microsoft Excel (.xls and .xlsx) ...for annotation
- Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx) ...for annotation
- Adobe .pdf ...for annotation
- ...as well as a range of image and video types ...for annotation/capture
- ...but these latter are not the focus of this CBI Project site
- Version 9.6 om Mac seems to have lost the Twain/Camera insert option; nor will it Open nor Save .iwb files; Office files are not listed in the Open menu (where they would have appeared as 'Topics' on Win 9.3) but it is possible these can be Printed to a Starboard driver?
- New features in 9.6 include Page Turn Transitions; Object Animations; Convert Handwriting to Equation;Curtain.
Here are our Starboard 'yar' files...
Gaeilge: DathannaDK.yar ...an exercise (i nGaeilge) to learn the names of colours. (391 KB) ...you can also view a version of the file in your Browser by clicking DathannaHTML.html (the file will open in
a separate Window)
Gaeilge: Na hAinmhiteDK.yar ...learning and sorting animal names (uses matching, erase and reveal, magic box, sound attachments etc) (1194 KB)
Literacy: B2headlinerDK.yar ...a grid for your junior handwriting classes (7 KB)
Literacy: AdjectivesDK.yar ...an exercise in Adjectives (Comparative, Superlative) (480 KB)
Literacy: CollectiveNounsDK.yar ...the language of Gaggles, Flocks etc. (1500 KB)
Literacy: PrefixSuffixDK.yar ...learn to recoginise new words created with Prefixes and Suffixes. (330 KB)
Literacy: PrefixSuffixStoryDK.yar ...a story that illustrates the use of Prefixes and Suffixes. (40 KB)
Literacy: SynonymAntonymDK.yar ...an exercise in recognising Synonyms and Antonyms(90 KB)
Numeracy: MathsAppsDK.yar ...an intro to the Maths applications in Starboard (include "3 angles of a triangle") (189 KB)
Numeracy: PercentagesDK.yar ...for Fifth Class, introduction to Percentages (40 KB)
Numeracy: MagicSquareDK.yar ...for Sixth Class or First Year: an activity (based on a formula in a spreadsheet) (22 KB)
SESE/SPHE: FoodPyramidDK.yar ...SESE activity (396 KB)
SESE Geography: IrelandMountainsRiversDK.yar ...a drawn map showing rivers, lakes and mountains ...for you and your srudents to label (61 KB)
SESE Geography: Capital Cities: Practice and Learn the Capital Cities of Europe.
A simple .yar file using Drag and Drop, Matching, Hyperlinks and 'Magic Box'. CapitalCitiesDK.yar
(87 Kb) ...you can also view a version of the file in your Browser by clicking
(the file will open in a separate Window)
Chess: ChessDK.yar (9.6 MB file) for Senior Primary or Junior Post-Primary ...an introduction to the classic game
Multiple-Choice: MultiChoiceDK.yar (429 KB file) ...this is a 10-Question Template that you can use ...at any level/subject