Author: Ray Sahagun

Ray Sahagun is a graduate student at Southern Utah University seeking a Masters in Education. He earned a B.A. in Communication from California State University, Fresno in 2002. He has taught Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade students over four years in the classroom. Ray's background is in telecommunications and he has worked in customer service, provisioning, and was a supervisor of technicians in a network operations center. Driven by the belief that technology can open many doors for students that have previously remained closed, Ray looks for meaningful ways to integrate technology into classrooms. Ray is an Education Solution Specialist at The Chariot Group, Inc.

SMART Ink: The Basics

The last word shared on this blog concerning SMART Ink was how to turn it off and back on again. Let’s take a step back now and take a good look at SMART Ink: what it is, how it differs…

Transparent Background

  Did you know that all of the tools found in Notebook software are available to be used with any other program on your computer? This tutorial shows one way to use the transparent background with a video in your…

SMART Ink

SMART Ink One of the new features in Notebook 11 is SMART Ink. This tool is always available while connected to a SMART Board. With SMART Ink you can annotate over a web page or another program and Notebook doesn’t  have…

SMART Notebook Express 3.0

Smart Notebook Express

Last week a teacher mentioned she wanted her students to have access to her lessons from home via the internet. All lessons in question exist in Notebook software. Several lessons had already been shared on the SMART Exchange while others…

Making End of Level Testing Easy

The end of the school year has several implications for educators. One of the most important is end of level testing. Many districts have already started and perhaps even finished testing their students. For those about to begin this high-stakes…

Tech Language Immersion

One of the elementary schools in my neighborhood is starting a dual immersion spanish program. For those not familiar with the strategy, the first half of the day is spent in one language and the second half of the day…

Notebook 11 Sound

SMART Notebook 11 is scheduled to be released April 2012. There are too many new exciting features to cover in this post, so let’s take a look at one of my favorites. Sound Previous versions of Notebook software allowed mp3…