The first steps to SMART Board training should be the absolute basics. Just like students, your teacher trainees will have differing levels of technology familiarity and abilities, but they will all need to master the basics before they can move on.
Orienting the SMART Board is necessary to be able to use it well. To orient the SMART Board, you must hold down the two buttons on the front of the SMART Board tray, one of which is the keyboard button, until a blank screen with X's in the corners appear. Demonstrate how to touch each X in the middle to make the computer's touch screen function work accurately.
Then, open a few of the commonly used programs on Windows such as Word, PowerPoint, or the Internet, showing how the programs function the exact same way as they did before, except that you can use both the touch functions and the mouse and keyboard to operate them. Push the keyboard button on the tray and demonstrate using the keyboard on the screen with your finger.
Open the tools display by touching the arrow on the left side of the screen. The tools display should appear. Give the teachers a brief demonstration of the most-commonly used tools such as the screen, arrow function, pens and erasers. Allow for participants to come up and try out some basic functions themselves.