Image by: Christopher D. Umscheid, Flickr.<br />New Technology in the Classroom:<br />SMART Boards<br />
Image by: rebeca_falco, Flickr.<br />Gone are the days of pencils and paper… computers and SMART technologies have taken o...
From games and toys, to calculators and SMART boards. How much is all this technology actually helping kids learn? <br />I...
Studies show that technology is a form of hands-on learning that accelerates comprehension and memory of concepts learned....
“Technology – when used effectively – can provide ways of teaching that are much better matched to how children learn.”<br...
SMART boards are a teaching tool that can compete for students' attention with TV, games, and other exciting external visu...
Image by: DriftingPhotographer, Flickr.<br />These interactive whiteboards are used by more than 1.5 million teachers and ...
Classrooms report 95% daily usage of their SMART Boards.  <br />Image by: wagaboy, Flickr.<br />
This continued usage benefits students in a variety of ways.<br />Image by: urbanraven, Flickr.<br />
Image by: FadzlyMubin, Flickr.<br />"As digital tools permeate the classroom, kids get more actively involved with learnin...
Students with special needs are more engaged and interactive when SMART Boards are used. <br />Image by: SailPeachie, Flic...
Image by: TimHeyer, Flickr.<br />SMART Boards are also effective in engagingstudents with attention and behavioural concer...
Teachers say that SMART technologies have improved their ability to differentiate instruction.<br />
This allows every student the equal opportunity to learn and grow their full potential.<br />Image by: ANGELA, Flickr.<br />
SMART Boards promote an increase in technology “vocabulary” among both students and teachers…<br />Image by: alfredo.saave...
… which is something that will help them to succeed in our technologically advanced world.<br />Image by: vuemme, Flickr.<...
Technology alone does not guarantee student learning…<br />Image by: NW Sunshine, Flickr.<br />
… it is the way in which teachersuse the technology  that determines whether learning happens for students.<br />Image by:...
Image by: Skokie, Flickr.<br />Whether it be for teaching math, science, language, or music, teachers agree that SMART Boa...
Image by: MoochinPhotoman, Flickr.<br />Sources:<br />Health and Research Group, University of New Brunswick<br />SMART Te...
All images are from Creative Commons, and sourced by Flickr.<br />Image by: emilykendall, Flickr.<br />
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This is a presentation I made for my FILM315 Digital Media Theory class at Queen's University. It shows the benefits of technology, and more specifically SMART Boards, being used in the classroom.

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New Technology in the Classroom: SMART Boards

  1. 1. Image by: Christopher D. Umscheid, Flickr.<br />New Technology in the Classroom:<br />SMART Boards<br />
  2. 2. Image by: rebeca_falco, Flickr.<br />Gone are the days of pencils and paper… computers and SMART technologies have taken over our schools.<br />
  3. 3. From games and toys, to calculators and SMART boards. How much is all this technology actually helping kids learn? <br />Image by: Brandy Shaul, Flickr.<br />
  4. 4. Studies show that technology is a form of hands-on learning that accelerates comprehension and memory of concepts learned.<br />Image by: Joel Fernandes, Flickr.<br />
  5. 5. “Technology – when used effectively – can provide ways of teaching that are much better matched to how children learn.”<br />~ Jeremy Rochelle, et al.<br />Image by: M1khaela, Flickr.<br />
  6. 6. SMART boards are a teaching tool that can compete for students' attention with TV, games, and other exciting external visual activities.<br />Image by: oddharmonic, Flickr.<br />
  7. 7. Image by: DriftingPhotographer, Flickr.<br />These interactive whiteboards are used by more than 1.5 million teachers and more than 30 million students worldwide.<br />
  8. 8. Classrooms report 95% daily usage of their SMART Boards. <br />Image by: wagaboy, Flickr.<br />
  9. 9. This continued usage benefits students in a variety of ways.<br />Image by: urbanraven, Flickr.<br />
  10. 10. Image by: FadzlyMubin, Flickr.<br />"As digital tools permeate the classroom, kids get more actively involved with learning, they become doers.” <br />~Scott McLeod, Iowa State University. <br />
  11. 11. Students with special needs are more engaged and interactive when SMART Boards are used. <br />Image by: SailPeachie, Flickr.<br />
  12. 12. Image by: TimHeyer, Flickr.<br />SMART Boards are also effective in engagingstudents with attention and behavioural concerns.<br />
  13. 13. Teachers say that SMART technologies have improved their ability to differentiate instruction.<br />
  14. 14. This allows every student the equal opportunity to learn and grow their full potential.<br />Image by: ANGELA, Flickr.<br />
  15. 15. SMART Boards promote an increase in technology “vocabulary” among both students and teachers…<br />Image by: alfredo.saavedra, Flickr.<br />
  16. 16. … which is something that will help them to succeed in our technologically advanced world.<br />Image by: vuemme, Flickr.<br />
  17. 17. Technology alone does not guarantee student learning…<br />Image by: NW Sunshine, Flickr.<br />
  18. 18. … it is the way in which teachersuse the technology that determines whether learning happens for students.<br />Image by: AhavatHaEmet, Flickr.<br />
  19. 19. Image by: Skokie, Flickr.<br />Whether it be for teaching math, science, language, or music, teachers agree that SMART Boards give students opportunities they may not have had.<br />
  20. 20. Image by: MoochinPhotoman, Flickr.<br />Sources:<br />Health and Research Group, University of New Brunswick<br />SMART Technologies Report, 2011, smarttech.com<br />Education Oasis, 2006<br />
  21. 21. All images are from Creative Commons, and sourced by Flickr.<br />Image by: emilykendall, Flickr.<br />
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