When you first open up Smart Board (Smart Notebook) software, it can appear a bit overwhelming, but don't worry.  There are many free tools to help get you started designing fantastic, interactive lessons for your students.  One such tool comes with your software.  Simply open the software, click on "file," and scroll down to Smart Notebook Tutorial.  Taking the time to go through this software will prove invaluable as you learn how to use your board for effective classroom lessons.  In addition, Smart Technologies has created some easy to follow video tutorials.  Here are some of the best.

The Ink Layer

Managing Pages

The Properties Tab

The Lesson Activities Toolkit

Click to Reveal

Erase to Reveal

Random Generator

Magic Tunnel

Magnifying Glass

Page Recorder

Pull Tabs