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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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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 are tablets that can be used with the Smartboard too. In fact, Smartboards can do everything you ...See More
Jan 21, 2011
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 camera. What would the advantages of a Smartboard be over my current set-up? Thanks!

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Jan 21, 2011
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 access it again.

On 1/21/11, curiositycat wrote: > I teach English 7 and History 8 and currently...See More
Jan 21, 2011
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 record function) so kids who need to see the lesson again can do so and kids who are away can see the lesso...See More
Feb 7, 2011
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 to > record my lessons (using the built in record function) so kids who need > to see the lesson ag...See More
Jun 12, 2011


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