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Smart Boards

  1. 1. Innovative uses of smart boards in the classroom Lathania Angui ED480-01 Mr. John Jenkins NMC-SOE March 21, 2008
  2. 2. What are smart boards? <ul><li>SMART Boards (SMART-Technologies, 2003) are a brand of interactive whiteboards. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. SMART Board <ul><li>Enables the teacher and/or student to perform a range of functions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The user can </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Write on the interactive whiteboard's large touch-sensitive surface with the electronic pen, drag and drop images or text </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interact in many ways such as pressing icons to hear pre-recorded sounds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Engage with educational multimedia activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Watch simulations and view graphics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capture text or areas of screen and annotate with the pen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Save notes, drawing s or annotation for future use. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How it works
  5. 5. How it looks like in the classroom
  6. 6. Interactive uses in the classroom <ul><li>Save lessons to present to students who were absent </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Use the built in maps to teach continents, oceans, countries, or states and capitals. </li></ul><ul><li>Present presentations created by student or teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Have students create e-folios including samples of their work and narration </li></ul><ul><li>Digital storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Teach whole group computer or keyboarding skills </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes directly into PowerPoint presentations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Continuation… <ul><li>Reinforce skills by using on-line interactive web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a project calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Teach editing skills using editing marks </li></ul><ul><li>Use in the 6 trait writing process </li></ul><ul><li>Use highlighter tool to highlight nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Use it with Kidspiration or Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching students how to navigate the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrate and write a book as a class. Use the record feature to narrate the text. </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Diagramming activities </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching steps to a math problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Have students share projects during Parent/Teacher/Student conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics and charts with ESL learners and special ed students. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Word Wall </li></ul><ul><li>End each day by having students write one thing that they learned </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits <ul><li>The interactive electronic whiteboard is great for demonstrations.... </li></ul><ul><li>The interactive electronic whiteboard is a colorful tool. Research indicates that students respond to displays where color is employed... </li></ul><ul><li>The board can accommodate different learning styles... </li></ul><ul><li>All ages of students respond favorably to board use... </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning is an excellent setting for interactive whiteboard use... </li></ul><ul><li>One-computer classrooms can maximize the use of limited computer access... </li></ul><ul><li>The interactive whiteboard is an excellent tool for the constructivist educator... </li></ul><ul><li>The boards are clean and attractive tools... </li></ul><ul><li>Students with limited motor skills can enjoy board use... </li></ul><ul><li>It is interactive... </li></ul><ul><li>It can interface well with other peripherals.... </li></ul><ul><li>It is a kid magnet! ... </li></ul>
  9. 10. Tutorials <ul><li>SMART Tech Home Page </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 11. Lesson Plans with Smart boards <ul><li> interactivewhiteboards / </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 12. Resources <ul><li>SMART Tech Home Page </li></ul><ul><li>http://library. uchc . edu / departm / cec /flash/ sb _main.html </li></ul><ul><li> interactivewhiteboards / </li></ul><ul><li>http:// eduscapes .com/sessions/ smartboard / </li></ul><ul><li> smarttech .com/ ste /en-US/Ed+Resource/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. wacona .com/ smartboard / smartboard .html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. waukesha .k12. wi .us/WIT/ SmartBoard / specificapps . htm </li></ul>
  12. 13. In conclusion <ul><li>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. </li></ul>