What is a Smart Board?
A Smart Board is the first interactive
white board (SMART Technologies ULC,
Using this technology engages students in
a teacher’s lesson.
A smart board works with a computer
and projector. There are many games and
software programs that work with the
smart board in the educational setting.
Activities to do with a Smart Board
It can be used as a form of taking the
attendance. Teach student to interact
with the boards’ motion sensor, allowing
students will use their finger to drag their
name from the “At Home” column shown
on the board to the “Present” column, to
show they are present at school that day
What is a Document Camera?
Document cameras replaced the
It allows the teacher to project what he
or she is doing at their desk or on a table
onto a screen or smart board for a large
group to see.
Images show up in color, instead of the
shadow black of an overhead projector.
Activities to do with a Document
Enlarge a read-aloud book to the class.
Used for demonstrations to show
students how to do assigned work.
A teacher can freeze-frame the camera
for various teaching purposes.
Worksheets can be frozen, work out
answers on sheet, unfreeze, and show final
What does it mean “Digital”
It is easy to use like a regular film camera,
without the mess and time of developing
Pictures can be easily downloaded to
your computer and integrated into
Ways to use a Digital Camera in the
Show pictures to demonstrate how to
participate in centers and math and
literacy stations. For example, sequence
of photos in each center to teach
students how to use manipulatives and
what the station will look like when it is
How can I use computers in the
Computers can be used in a lab setting or in
the student’s classroom.
Many school district have purchased
educational programs and have loaded them
on the machines for student enrichment
There are also several student friendly
school approved website programs for the
students to interact with. One of the most
common sites viewed by my students is