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CBI Interactive Whiteboard Project - DEC, ICS, CESI

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Classroom Resources for use with SMART Notebook software: As part of our CBI Project, the teachers in the Project created a number of files. Since the Project ended, teachers continue to develop and share files. These files are for classroom, non-commercial use; please respect the teachers' copyright. A resource can take two hours to produce: if you use more than one of these resources, I insist(!) that you create and share your own resource(s): please email these to davidk@ict4schools.ie ....Ní neart go cur le chéile :-)


Note that you must have SMART software installed on your computer in order to read these files...you can download a thirty-day trial of SMART Notebook from http://www.smarttech.com...+Software (choose from Windows, Mac or Linux versions) ...or you could use the online 'Express' via the Browser at http://express.smarttech.com/# (so you don't have to install any software but you can still open our files).

Note that you do not need to register on this CBIproject website in order to access our resources.


Promethean's ActivInspire and Mimio Studio (and perhaps others) can also 'read' these SMART files (.xbk and .notebook in the case of Promethean and .notebook in the case of Mimio Studio).


Equally, users of SMART Notebook software will also be able to open files ...

In some cases we have also saved an html version of the file which will open in your Browser (opens in a new window; you will have to 'allow blocked content' and you will also be asked to download the SVGviewer for your first html file).





Junior Cert Maths



  • Congruent.JPG

    Geometry: Congruent Images and Triangles (ASA etc.) CongruentDK.notebook (192 KB)



  • Positive and Negative Numbers Resources

    Integers: an introduction to the Number Line, 'Rules of Signs' etc. ...left-click to run directly or Right click and Save As Positive and Negative Numbers Resources.notebook (830 KB) I have inserted Flash resources for Dice and Coin, alongside the interactions authored by the Teacher.



  • Cone

    The Cone: Introduction and Examples of Exam Questions (JC Higher) ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) Cone.notebook (225 Kb) ...or View a Web version of it in your Browser here



  • Linear Equation

    Linear Equations: Introduction and Revision, with JC Exam Questions ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) Linear Equation.notebook (90 KB) ...or View a Web version of it in your Browser here



  • Mark Up

    Mark Up: calculating Selling Price ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) Mark Up.xbk (436 Kb) or Mark Up.notebook (587 KB)




  • relation singles

    Relations: (Relations on a Sinlge Set) ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) relation singles.xbk (72 Kb) or relation singles.notebook (98 KB)



  • Relations

    Relations (Relations between Two Sets) ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) Relations.xbk (303 Kb) or Relations.notebook (363 KB)



  • PAYE_Research topic2

    PAYE Research Topic2 (includes same PAYE, as well as Rounding, Borrowing,
    Compound Interest) ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) PAYE Research topic2.xbk (392 Kb) or PAYE_Research topic2.notebook (419 KB)



  • Simplify Algebra

    Simplify Algebra (gathering 'like' terms) ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) Simplify Algebra.xbk (42 Kb) or Simplify Algebra.notebook (65 KB)



  • Simplify Algebra2

    Simplify Algebra2 (as above, worked version) ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) Simplify Algebra2.xbk (85 Kb) or Simplify Algebra2.notebook (118 KB)



  • Ratio

    Ratio (lots of examples and practice) ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) Ratio.xbk (4.4 Mb) or Ratio.notebook (4.5 MB)




  • Factors

    Factors (HCF, nice link to Factors game) ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) Factors.xbk (43 Kb) or Factors.notebook (63 KB)



  • wordproblems

    Word Problems ("when 2 is added to a certain number") ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) wordproblems.xbk (27 Kb) or wordproblems.notebook (41 KB)



  • AlgebraTilesDK.JPG

    Algebra Tiles - Solve, Simplify and Factorise using these 'vitual manipulatives' ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) here (13 KB) or AlgebraTilesDK.notebook (154 KB)



  • GeometryDK

    Geometry for Junior Cert ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) here (54 KB) or GeometryDK.notebook (141 KB). See a PowerPoint version ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) here (almost 1 Mb for the incomplete version!)



  • probability

    Probability for Leaving Cert ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) probability.notebook (180 Kb) ...or here to open a html version in your Browser (opens in a new window; you will have to 'allow blocked content' and you will also be asked to download the SVGviewer for your first html file)



  • matchsticks

    Subtracting/Decomposition ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) matchsticks.xbk (1 Kb) or matchsticks.notebook (5 KB)




  • maths area

    An illustration of Area maths area.notebook (15 KB)




Junior Cert Science:


General Subjects:

  • Religion

    Religion - match the World Religions with their Icons ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) Religion.notebook (102 KB) ...or here to open a html version in your Browser (opens in a new window; you will have to 'allow blocked content' and you will also be asked to download the SVGviewer for your first html file)



  • Flags

    Flags - using Soccer to learn some Geography ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) flags.xbk (62 KB) or flags.notebook (79 KB)



  • Jake

    Jake - a support for Literacy ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) Jake.xbk (81 KB) or Jake.notebook (90 KB)




  • Poetry

    Poetry for Junior Cert ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) Poetry.notebook (160 KB) ...or here to open a html version in your Browser (opens in a new window; you will have to 'allow blocked content' and you will also be asked to download the SVGviewer for your first html file)



  • rain-cycle

    Rain Cylce (an example of simple animation) ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) rain-cycle.xbk (41 KB) or rain-cycle.notebook (155 KB)



  • badminton

    Badminton - illustrating the positions on the Court ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) badminton.notebook (7 KB)...or here to open a html version in your Browser (opens in a new window; you will have to 'allow blocked content' and you will also be asked to download the SVGviewer for your first html file)

  • WishingTree

    Wishing Tree ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) WishingTree.xbk (598 KB) or WishingTree.notebook (617 KB)




  • WW2

    WW2 - A  lesson for History Class ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) WW2.xbk (626 Kb) or WW2.notebook (686 KB)




  • MusicNotation

    Music Notation - for Junior Cert ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) MusicNotation.notebook (221 KB) ...or here to open a html version in your Browser (opens in a new window; you will have to 'allow blocked content' and you will also be asked to download the SVGviewer for your first html file)



Leaving Cert Chemistry:


Leaving Cert Biology:
Some resources to accompany Michael O'Callaghan's textbook, published by Edco (reproduced with permission) ...and also with Leaving Cert questions:


Comhadanna as Gaeilge:




For Junior Primary (and also for Pre-School):



For Senior Primary:


  • green school

    Green School: starter ideas for supporting this important work in schools ...see green school.notebook (342 KB)




  • christmas

    A lovely resource for Christmas and the Nativity: christmas.notebook (5.6 MB)




  • Chess.JPG Chess: ChessDK.notebook (1.7 MB file) for Senior Primary or Junior Post-Primary ...an introduction to the classic game




Additional resources may be downloaded from http://www.smartboard.ie
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