Innovative uses of smart boards in the classroom Lathania Angui ED480-01 Mr. John Jenkins NMC-SOE March 21, 2008
What are smart boards? SMART Boards (SMART-Technologies, 2003) are a brand of interactive whiteboards.
Simply speaking it can be described as a whiteboard displaying the image from the computer monitor with the surface operating as a giant touch screen.
SMART Board Enables the teacher and/or student to perform a range of functions. Write on the interactive whiteboard's large touch-sensitive surface with the electronic pen, drag and drop images or text Interact in many ways such as pressing icons to hear pre-recorded sounds Engage with educational multimedia activities Watch simulations and view graphics Capture text or areas of screen and annotate with the pen
Save notes, drawing s or annotation for future use.
How it works
How it looks like in the classroom
Interactive uses in the classroom Save lessons to present to students who were absent Create video files to teach a software application, a lesson, or as a review to be posted to the server or web. Example- How to create a graph in Excel or hoe to burn a projects to cds Use the built in maps to teach continents, oceans, countries, or states and capitals. Present presentations created by student or teacher Have students create e-folios including samples of their work and narration Teach whole group computer or keyboarding skills
Take notes directly into PowerPoint presentations
Continuation… Reinforce skills by using on-line interactive web sites Creating a project calendar Teach editing skills using editing marks Use in the 6 trait writing process Use highlighter tool to highlight nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. Use it with Kidspiration or Inspiration Teaching students how to navigate the Internet Illustrate and write a book as a class. Use the record feature to narrate the text. Use the Interwrite software to create lessons in advance at home or at school. Then save them for future use or to be shared with other teachers Teaching steps to a math problem. Have students share projects during Parent/Teacher/Student conferences Graphics and charts with ESL learners and special ed students.
End each day by having students write one thing that they learned
Benefits The interactive electronic whiteboard is great for demonstrations.... The interactive electronic whiteboard is a colorful tool. Research indicates that students respond to displays where color is employed... The board can accommodate different learning styles... All ages of students respond favorably to board use... Distance learning is an excellent setting for interactive whiteboard use... One-computer classrooms can maximize the use of limited computer access... The interactive whiteboard is an excellent tool for the constructivist educator... The boards are clean and attractive tools... Students with limited motor skills can enjoy board use...
It can interface well with other peripherals....
Lesson Plans with Smart boards http://www.scholastic.com/ interactivewhiteboards / http://eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/ http://www.education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/ http://www.wacona.com/smartboard/smartboard.html
Resources http://library. uchc . edu / departm / cec /flash/ sb _main.html http://www.scholastic.com/ interactivewhiteboards / http:// eduscapes .com/sessions/ smartboard / http://www.education. smarttech .com/ ste /en-US/Ed+Resource/ http://www. wacona .com/ smartboard / smartboard .html
http://www. waukesha .k12. wi .us/WIT/ SmartBoard / specificapps . htm
Smart-Boards are interactive and hold the attention of students. Teachers are able to obtain Smart-Board lessons. Having students have a visual, listen to the teacher and interact with the board and one another is an improvement in the way a teacher presents information.