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Lately, the new rage and buzz in classrooms of all grades is the new interactive Smartboard. My question to the teachers out there is do you feel that the money put into a Smartboard is worth it? Or do you feel that using a normal projector and white board would be more effective and allow for other funding purposes, for student materials or school improvements? Do you feel that Smartboards contribute to easier and more efficient learning or teaching? Or is this an overload of technology? I appreciate any and all feedback!!!
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  • Janine On 2/07/11, bookworm wrote: > They are certainly worth the money. I definitely find my intermediate > students are much more involved with lessons. I often sit at the back > of my classroom while the students work on it. I am beginning...See More
    Jun 12, 2011 report post
  • bookworm They are certainly worth the money. I definitely find my intermediate students are much more involved with lessons. I often sit at the back of my classroom while the students work on it. I am beginning to record my lessons (using the built in r...See More
    Feb 7, 2011 report post
  • Teri The first and most obvious advantage is that with the Smartboard, the students get to get up and INTERACT with what's being projected. In addition, whatever the students do on the Smartboard, comments they write, etc. can be saved so you can...See More
    Jan 21, 2011 report post
  • curiositycat I teach English 7 and History 8 and currently use a video projector and document camera (all day, every day). My video projector is also hooked up to my classroom computer, but I can use my iPad, too, which projects beautifully with my document camer...See More
    Jan 21, 2011 report post
  • Teri--to Mitch From what it sounds like, your teachers were not using the board correctly. The whole point of SmartBoards is to make the classroom student centered! The teacher is not the one who is supposed to be at the board; the students are. Also, there...See More
    Jan 21, 2011 report post
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