Google Custom Search allows anyone to create his or her own search engine. The benefit of this is that you can create a very subject specific search environment. One such use that I recently discovered through The Whiteboard Blog is a SMART Notebook search engine. As you would expect from the name, the SMART Notebook search engine is designed to help you find resources designed for teaching with SMARTBoards.
You can access the search engine here or try it out as embedded below.
Applications for Education
I’m not a big fan of schools spending a lot of money on interactive whiteboards. That said, I know that a lot schools do make that investment. To get the most out of that investment it’s important to help teachers locate resources that can help them make the best use of interactive whiteboards. The SMART Notebook search engine could help teachers find resources to include in their IWB lessons.