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smartboards

Page history last edited by PBworks 12 years, 8 months ago

What is a SMART Board?

 

4 main components

    1. Computer

    2. Projector

    3. a. SMART Board Unit (Touch system)

        b. SMART Pen Tray

    4. Instructor and Students

 

3 different kinds:

  •     Front Projection (as in the CML)

  •     Rear Projection

  •     Flat-Panel Displays

 

 

 

 

History:

  •    1991- World's First interactive whiteboard 

                        -provided a control touch of computer applications

 

  •     The earliest users were educators giving lectures from a distance

 

  •     Today it is the world's leading whiteboard

     

  •     Smart Ideas, a software for SMART Boards won Teachers Choice Award in 2008

 

 

 

Uses in the Classroom:

 

     -a visual combination of the power of the computer and the simplicity of a whiteboard

 

     -interactive: great for presenting and collaborating

 

     -can be used to teach any and all subjects

 

 

Advantages

 

     -eliminates trips from the board to the computer

 

     -easy to use

 

     -energizes presentations

 

     -motivates learners (grabs and maintains attention)

 

     -provides easy accomodation for students with auditory or visual problems

 

     -gives students a chance to interact and participate in the lesson as it is being taught

 

     -where our technology is headed

 

 

Disadvantages

 

     -needs introduction for all participants

 

     -expensive- not available for every classroom

 

     -one must be careful not to leave their back side to those they are trying to teach while using a smart board

 

 

 

Resources

http://smarttech.com/

http://technology.usd259.org/resources/whiteboards/smartlessons.htm

http://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-US/About+Us/News+Room/Media+Releases/default.htm?guid={809E9147-1B32-43DC-8F3C-9A457F1F8BB1}

http://my-ecoach.com/online/webresourcelist.php?rlid=6128

 

Application for Future Teaching:

http://www.waukesha.k12.wi.us/WIT/SmartBoard/specificapps.htm

http://technology.usd259.org/resources/whiteboards/interactive.htm

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm

http://www.fsdb.k12.fl.us/rmc/tutorials/whiteboards.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0gOw6Y8zrw 

 

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