New Technology in the Classroom: SMART Boards

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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.

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