PIDP 3250 Smartboard

I find the integration of teaching and technology fascinating. Because students are growing up in a world filled with technology, it is important to change our teaching methods to include technology-based instruction. Students spend hours each week in front of the television, playing video games, or playing on the computer. When they come to classroom, I feel the concepts will be retained better if we incorporated technology, especially technology they could interact with and touch. Technology is the ‘students of today’s world’ – we need to instruct them in the most effective way possible.Smart Boards are avenues that make learning come alive for all students.The Smart board is impressive as it combines the simplicity of a whiteboard with the power of a computer, allowing the instructor to deliver dynamic lessons, write notes in digital ink and save their work – all with the simple touch of a finger . It is almost magical. I regard the smart board as an important and excellent addition to any learning environment. It really is a phenomenal new teaching technique. It is a novel way of learning which I believe motivates students to learn. With that being said, I strongly feel that instructors need training on how to use the Smart board properly in order to make it successful and support learning. There should be a clear focus on content and not only using the ‘bells and whistles’ of the Smart board. Smart Boards are avenues that make learning come alive for all students! I am excited to explore the effects of this technology. I found this online tutorial really helpful for teachers new to the smart board technology entering their classrooms.

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