What is an interactive SMART board?<br />An interactive SMART whiteboard, is one type of large interactive display that connects to a computer and LCD projector. The projector displays the computer's desktop onto the board's surface, where students interact using a pen or finger to manipulate. The board is typically mounted to a wall or on a floor stand.<br />
Caters to different learning styles.<br />Tactile learners benefit from touching and marking, audio learners participate in class discussion and visual learners see what is taking place as it develops. <br />It’s interactive!<br />Users can contribute suggestions and ideas and actions. The interaction that transpires between the person at the computer, the users at the board, and the computer itself is a unique and very adaptable arrangement. <br />It intertwines technology, <br /> active learning & <br />critical thinking!<br />Top 3 Benefits of using SMART boards in the classroom:<br />
Research Shows:<br />Learners show increased motivation and enjoy the interaction the technology offers. <br />It captures the attention of learners. <br />It encourages the involvement of learners in all subjects. <br />It enables educators to use multimedia resources and the internet with the whole class.<br />It serves as a great modeling demonstration<br /> tool as well! <br />
SMART Exchange: Download and manipulate thousands of teacher created standards-based lessons from all over the world.<br />SMART Lessons: Enhance lessons with hundreds of interactive lesson activities correlated to curriculum standards.<br />SMART Resources: Access images, multimedia, interactive manipulatives and Adobe Flash content via SMART Notebook software.<br />Other SMART Technology Features:<br />
Expensive… approximately $4K installed.<br /> Prices vary depending of bulk of purchase.<br />Drawback of the SMART interactive whiteboard:<br />
is updated online frequently giving you the latest interactive manipulatives and lessons to use with your class. <br />AND <br />offers a remote response systems as well. A class set allows students to answer questions and take tests using remotes. The feedback and results are instantaneous, therefore, provides educators the ability to adjust plans and help meet student needs more efficiently! <br />SMART software…<br />
"As with all technology, it's how it's used, not the technology itself, that will ultimately determine its value for teaching and learning.“ - anonymous<br />Use and practice is key for SMART technology to be beneficial in the classroom setting!<br />
“Fortunately, I use my SMART interactive whiteboard with my class each day with every subject. IT IS AWESOME!” - Martha Miller<br />My school district equips each classroom with SMART whiteboard interactive boards and has a technology plan in place to keep us up to date in years to come. <br />My district provides training on how to use this technology effectively in the classroom and plans to have lessons for all curriculum areas in the fall of 2010. <br />SMART also offers a number of convenient ways to access customer support and are extremely helpful.<br />
Bell, Mary Ann. (January 2002). Why Use an Interactive Whiteboard?. The Teacher Net Gazette, Volume 3, Number . Retrieved June 6, 2010 from http://teachers.net/gazette/JAN02/mabell.html<br />Interactive Whiteboard. Wikipedia. Retrieved June 6, 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactive_whiteboard.<br />SMART Educators Resource. Retrieved June 6, 2010 from http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-us/ed+resource/.<br />References<br />
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