How Smart is a SMART Board in an Early Childhood Classroom? Debbie Canfield and Melanie Haight EC/ECSE Teachers Fort Osage School District Independence, MO firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
If the children cannot reach the top of the Smart Board, let them use a padded pointer. Tennis balls on the end of a pointer work well.
Take a Smart Board marker from the tray and replace it with a Crayola marker to transform the Smart Board marker into the mouse. This helps to avoid the ‘jumpy finger’ young children get from pushing too hard on the Smart Board.
The Aural Enabler: Creating a Way for Special Needs Kids to Participate in the Classroom Lesson by Geri Salinitri, Kara Smith and Christopher Clovis - University of Windsor
“ The SMART Board assisted the special needs teacher in improving the learning environment for her students. All participants maintained motivation and participation levels throughout the lessons. Those with the most initial problems showed the most improvement in achievement and confidence, ergo increasing participation in their regular classroom.”