I have written a couple of posts on how to use SmartNotebook which you can find here: Useful features in Smart notebook and Smart Notebook lesson activity toolkit. They describe some of the tools that I used to create the resources here. I’ve also included a list of links to other sites that can help you.
I have created a number of resources based on the (ex) DFES Skills for Life ESOL teaching materials which are available from: http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/LearningMaterialsESOL
The materials that I have created are in the V9.7 format, though they should work on v.10 (the latest version)
Smart Notebook v.10 does require you to enter a Smartboard serial number before you can download it – but it doesn’t needs to be installed on a machine that is attached to a Smartboard, as long as you work for an institution that uses SMART hardware, and you don’t use it on a competing product then you are within the terms of the license.
However, you can freely download v.9.7 without needing a product key. The licence still requires you to be working for an employer who has Smartboards and not to use it on a competitors device, but that does allow you to use it at home.
The download link is here: http://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-US/Support/Downloads/SBS/Windows/SBSv97Win.htm
Stop Press: There is now an online viewer for .notebook files (it’s still in Beta, so it doesn’t work perfectly) you can access it here http://express.smarttech.com/#
The resources that I have created are all hosted at www.talent.ac.uk, which has a great repository of materials for ESOL/ESL, Adult Literacy and Numeracy classes; this does mean that you will have to register here but this is free, quick and not likely to lead to loads of spam/email hassle. The site also has discussion forums, job and course listings and information about working in the sector.
Due to the restrictions of that particular site (and this one as well) all the resources are in .zip format, you will have to extract them once they are dowloaded. A guide to doing this can be found here or here .
The links to the resources are here:
I will try to keep adding to these, in the meantime, please take use, critique, adapt and share them – I hope you find them useful!
If you are interested in Smartboards and designing resources for them, I recommend the following sites:
Please let me know any more you find