The Benefits Of Smart Technology

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The Benefits Of Smart Technology

  1. 1. By: Teddy Clunie Educ 214 The Benefits of SMART Technology
  2. 2. What is SMART technology? <ul><li>“ SMART tech” is a name given to products created by the company SMART Technologies, ULC that are designed to make classrooms more engaging and interactive for students. </li></ul>
  3. 3. SMART Board – Interactive Whiteboard <ul><li>Serves as a screen, chalkboard, and projector all in one easy to use machine </li></ul><ul><li>Allows teachers to save and print notes </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight and annotate projected documents </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive touch-screen activities </li></ul><ul><li>Price: Approx. $1000 (varies by model and quantity) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Airliner Wireless Slate <ul><li>Lets teachers write notes that are projected onto the interactive whiteboard. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used from anywhere in the classroom allowing teachers to move about freely during lectures. </li></ul><ul><li>Enables students to interact with the lesson by responding on the slate. </li></ul><ul><li>Price: $699 (varies) </li></ul>
  5. 5. SMART Response <ul><li>Electronic polling that allows teachers to evaluate student learning in the middle of a lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>Remotes can be tracked to specific students for formal assessments. </li></ul><ul><li>Paperless way to get immediate feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Price: Approximately $2000 for classroom set </li></ul>
  6. 6. Applications of SMART Technology <ul><li>Grapher – engages students the production of a bar graph. </li></ul><ul><li>Analog Clock – helps elementary students learn to tell time in a fun and interactive way </li></ul><ul><li>Music Machine – interactive activity where students make music and identify sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Other engaging applications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make virtual vaccines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice fractions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about line graphs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify elements on the periodic table </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annotate essays and websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring maps to life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore dinosaurs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go for a virtual walk in the woods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And much more! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Proven Success <ul><li>Studies have shown that SMART technology: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raises test scores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improves student learning and motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages special needs students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhances overall literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boosts attentiveness and comprehension </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Case Studies <ul><li>Eastern Elementary School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lexington, Ohio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transformed special needs class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ There was so much more energy with the kids, they just loved it, they were so excited. It was very successful, the approach we used, and I was very pleased.” – Pat Shook, intervention specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pui Ching Middle School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowed for international collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Pui Ching’s students and teachers can chat with overseas students and teachers using a single SMART Board interactive whiteboard for collaboration and extended classroom discussions.” – Chung Wai Tung, SMART Board interactive whiteboard project coordinator and school network administrator </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>SMART technology is the cutting-edge way to engage students in meaningful learning </li></ul><ul><li>Studies show that it improves understanding and attentiveness in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Endless applications exist for a variety of subject areas and grade levels </li></ul><ul><li>SMART technology is an effective and affordable tool for every classroom </li></ul>

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