New Technology in the Classroom: SMART Boards


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This is a presentation I made for my FILM315 Digital Media Theory class at Queen's University. It shows the benefits of technology, and more specifically SMART Boards, being used in the classroom.

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New Technology in the Classroom: SMART Boards

  1. 1. Image by: Christopher D. Umscheid, Flickr.<br />New Technology in the Classroom:<br />SMART Boards<br />
  2. 2. Image by: rebeca_falco, Flickr.<br />Gone are the days of pencils and paper… computers and SMART technologies have taken over our schools.<br />
  3. 3. From games and toys, to calculators and SMART boards. How much is all this technology actually helping kids learn? <br />Image by: Brandy Shaul, Flickr.<br />
  4. 4. Studies show that technology is a form of hands-on learning that accelerates comprehension and memory of concepts learned.<br />Image by: Joel Fernandes, Flickr.<br />
  5. 5. “Technology – when used effectively – can provide ways of teaching that are much better matched to how children learn.”<br />~ Jeremy Rochelle, et al.<br />Image by: M1khaela, Flickr.<br />
  6. 6. SMART boards are a teaching tool that can compete for students' attention with TV, games, and other exciting external visual activities.<br />Image by: oddharmonic, Flickr.<br />
  7. 7. Image by: DriftingPhotographer, Flickr.<br />These interactive whiteboards are used by more than 1.5 million teachers and more than 30 million students worldwide.<br />
  8. 8. Classrooms report 95% daily usage of their SMART Boards. <br />Image by: wagaboy, Flickr.<br />
  9. 9. This continued usage benefits students in a variety of ways.<br />Image by: urbanraven, Flickr.<br />
  10. 10. Image by: FadzlyMubin, Flickr.<br />"As digital tools permeate the classroom, kids get more actively involved with learning, they become doers.” <br />~Scott McLeod, Iowa State University. <br />
  11. 11. Students with special needs are more engaged and interactive when SMART Boards are used. <br />Image by: SailPeachie, Flickr.<br />
  12. 12. Image by: TimHeyer, Flickr.<br />SMART Boards are also effective in engagingstudents with attention and behavioural concerns.<br />
  13. 13. Teachers say that SMART technologies have improved their ability to differentiate instruction.<br />
  14. 14. This allows every student the equal opportunity to learn and grow their full potential.<br />Image by: ANGELA, Flickr.<br />
  15. 15. SMART Boards promote an increase in technology “vocabulary” among both students and teachers…<br />Image by: alfredo.saavedra, Flickr.<br />
  16. 16. … which is something that will help them to succeed in our technologically advanced world.<br />Image by: vuemme, Flickr.<br />
  17. 17. Technology alone does not guarantee student learning…<br />Image by: NW Sunshine, Flickr.<br />
  18. 18. … it is the way in which teachersuse the technology that determines whether learning happens for students.<br />Image by: AhavatHaEmet, Flickr.<br />
  19. 19. Image by: Skokie, Flickr.<br />Whether it be for teaching math, science, language, or music, teachers agree that SMART Boards give students opportunities they may not have had.<br />
  20. 20. Image by: MoochinPhotoman, Flickr.<br />Sources:<br />Health and Research Group, University of New Brunswick<br />SMART Technologies Report, 2011,<br />Education Oasis, 2006<br />
  21. 21. All images are from Creative Commons, and sourced by Flickr.<br />Image by: emilykendall, Flickr.<br />