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  1. 1. SMART Boards <br />Interactive learning in the classroom<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br /> SMART boards, as well as other interactive whiteboards, are becoming more popular in classrooms now more than ever. Student interaction plays a crucial role in education by capturing students’ attention making material easier to retain, interesting, and fun.<br /> The purpose behind this project was to provide information proving the positive aspects of new technology in classrooms with a concentration of SMART boards. <br />
  3. 3. Use of SMART Boards for teaching, learning and assessment in kindergarten scienceBy Chris Preston and Lee Mowbry<br />Description<br /> This article is about the usage of the SMART board in a kindergarten classroom. It shows that even young students can profit from the SMART board. Students can interact with the board, they can be engaged with educational multimedia activities, and can view movies and videos uploaded directly from a computer. Click the link below to read the full article.<br />Use of SMART Boards<br />
  4. 4. Use of SMART Boards for teaching, learning and assessment in kindergarten scienceBy Chris Preston and Lee Mowbry<br />Reasons to have a SMART board<br />Creates an interactive learning environment<br />Animations, audio, pictures and activities are easily attainable<br />SMART boards support different learning styles including :visual-spatial, auditory, and kinesthetic<br />
  5. 5. I personally agree with this article in the sense that young students have a short attention spans and the SMART board is an efficient way to keep a student’s attention. Allowing the students to take turns doing different activities and being able to touch the board with their hands or electric pens is enjoyable for students and also has an effective way of teaching.<br />
  6. 6. SMART Board in Music ClassroomBy Jean Baker<br />Description<br /> This article explains that SMART boards can not only be used in a regular classroom, but can also be used in a music classroom. Click the link below for the full article.<br />SMART Board in Music Classroom<br />
  7. 7. SMART Board in Music ClassroomBy Jean Baker<br />SMART boards eliminate the need for external media sources<br />Music lessons and clips of music are played though the board<br />Music software is available and can be used to create music writing <br />
  8. 8. I believe that having a board in different classroom settings such as a music room, could be very gainful for students. Some students may not be interested due to previous experiences but having a SMART board could change students’ thoughts and feelings on a subject forever. <br />
  9. 9. SMART Board Technology Integration<br />Description<br /> This is a website that has a listing of common SMART board software. Software ranges in subject and material. Click below to see the full site.<br />SMART Board<br />
  10. 10. SMART Board Technology Integration<br />This site can be very helpful because it not only has free software, but it also provides tutorials. <br />
  11. 11. I personally believe that SMART boards should be available to any type of classroom, whether it is a music classroom, science lab, or standard classroom. It is important for students to stay involved as well as be able to hear things and create their own work. By having access to a SMART board, this is all possible.<br />
  12. 12. &quot;The technology allows strong teachers to do things in new ways--ways that can be more engaging to today&apos;s students.&quot;<br /> I enjoy this quote because I believe it is true. I strongly think that students today need to be engaged in school. SMART boards are a great way to keep learning fun, interesting and always changing. SMART boards offer a wide variety of software and has an endless list of possibilities.<br />
  13. 13. Works Cited<br />Baker, Jean. SMART Board in Music Classroom. Music Educators Journal; May2007, Vol. 93 Issue 5, p18-19, 2p, 1 color<br />Preston, Lee. Use of SMART Boards for teaching, learning and assessment in kindergarten science. Teaching Science - the Journal of the Australian Science Teachers Association; Jun2008, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p50-53, 4p<br /><br />