Thursday, March 18, 2010

Smart Boards

  Over my spring break trip I visited my sister in North Carolina, she is a science teacher at a high school there.  I was able to go to her school and see her room.  In her room she has a smart board she uses with her lesson plans.  She let me play around with it and do some of the activities she has made for the smart board.  It was really neat, they have different color pens that you can use to label different things or to better organize your presentation.  You are able to write in a white color and then put a color shape over the area to reveal the answer.  She does this so her students are able to partake in the lesson plan.  She also does fill in the blank with words from a word bank, and she is able to put up certain items they need to be familiar with.  It was amazing!  The students really loved how they did not just have to sit in their seats and do the worksheet on their own.  They were able to work through the worksheets together and she even created other hands-on activities for them to do as a class. Another wonderful thing about the smart board is that you can put your power points up on it too, you can make them right on the same program so you do not have to go and back and forth between the two programs.  It is very time efficient and offers visual learns the opportunity to pick up on the material very quickly.
   Overall the smart board offers students the opportunity to interactively learn!  I know I would not have been nearly as bored doing the same thing over and over again in class.  With the smart board there are so many different applications you use, that there is no reason to do the same thing over and over again.  It offers to accommodate a variety learning styles while the students are able to have fun!

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