Provides students with active, hands on learning opportunities in the classroom.
Creates environment that allows for differentiated instruction
Research suggest that hands on activities heighten student ability to make connections between the content and background knowledge.
Research findings indicate that incorporating visually appealing material in the classroom increases student attentiveness and comprehension.
The early stages of development were relatively slow due to financial troubles and limited backing.
Increased marketability through professional development workshops and training courses has made commercialization easier.
Knowledge: SMART Technologies designs 1 st interactive white board 1991 1992 Decision: Intel Corporation forms an alliance with Intel Corporation Persuasion: Rear- Projection SMART BOARD introduced. 1998 Implementation : SMART released information management software and SMART Notebook 2.0 2001 SMART BOARD software with SMART recorder released 2005 Confirmation: Wireless slate released. http://smarttech.com/us/About+SMART/About+SMART/Innovation/Beginnings+of+an+industry http://www.ehow.com/facts_4915092_what-history-smart-board.html
Innovators and Early Adopters:
Those individuals resistant to new technology
A decentralized approach would work best for the adoption of this innovation so that a specialized group of individuals can help with the diffusion of this innovation.
This innovation has reached critical mass.
Smart Boards are essential to the success of students of all ages and levels because it allows for differentiated instruction.
Smart Boards also allows for more excitement and student interaction in the classroom.
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The history of SMART. http://smarttech.com/us/About+SMART/About+SMART/Innovation/Beginnings+of+an+industry .