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Transcript of SMART Boards
What is a SMART Board?
A SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that utilizes a projector, screen, touch and slide process, and a computer. The board accepts the sliding, pointing, and tapping of a person's finger, SMART pens, or another solid object. It can display lessons, interactive activities and demonstrations that allow for the explaining of a topic or lesson with participation from group. It is especially used in classrooms.
The SMART Board
Abraham Maslow was a psychologist that was concerned with the nature of human experience.
In 1943 he proposed a theory that described the needs that all humans have and the hierarchy in which the needs are organized.
There are 5 categories in Maslow’s Hierarchy
The 5 categories of Maslow’s Hierarchy are Physiological, Safety, Love& Belonging, Esteem, and Self-Actualization.
Dara Cohn, Brandi Darwick, Alethia Kielbasa, Samantha Perry, Angelo Suarez
Student Needs in the Classroom
Teacher’s should use their knowledge of Maslow’s Hierarchy needs in the classroom to structure both their lesson plans and the classroom environment.
Classroom should provide safety and belonging and esteem more than anything.
Psychological needs need to be met in the classroom in order for students to focus on learning, if these needs are not met then the teacher needs to make arrangements to help those students in whatever way is needed.
Students also work best and happy when all their needs are being met so as a teacher it is very beneficial to know Maslow’s Hierarchy needs and apply them in your classroom.
Everybody processes and learns in different ways.
There are 3 main cognitive learning styles. Those styles consist of visual, auditory, and Kinesthetic:
Visual learners use visual objects such as graphs and pictures. They also tend to remember things that are written down.
Auditory Learners retain information through hearing & speaking. Auditory learners also prefer being told how to do things and summarize key pints out load to help them retain information.
Kinesthetic learner use hands on approaches when it comes to learning new material and also rather demonstrating then verbally explaining.
SMART Boards and Visual Learning...
Visual Learners can benefit from smart boards when it comes to learning because smart boards allow teachers to present lecture in a software format , with bullet points.
Smart boards also allow the teacher to switch browsers to use visual aids such as video clips, graphs and pictures.
Auditory learners retain information through hearing and speaking.
Smart boards allow the teachers to use audio tracks when teaching.
Smart boards also allow teachers to record lectures directly to the smart board and upload them to the class website, were students can then go on and replay the lecture along with notes on the screen.
Smart boards also allow students to listen to question and answer sessions.
SMART Boards and Auditory Learners
SMART Boards and Kinesthetic Learners
Kinesthetic learners use hand on approaches when it comes to learning new material.
Smart boards help kinesthetic learners manipulate the information being taught by allowing students to use the interactive pens provided.
Smart boards also allow students to work hands on with the information on the smart boards.
SMART Boards and Learning Styles
Smart boards allow teachers to reach out to student by allowing the teacher to teach with more than one style of learning.
Smart boards also allow students to interact more with the information being taught and process the information more effectively.
Teacher Planning for Technology Integration
To plan for technology interaction in the classroom first the teacher must embrace interactive learning. Teachers must be willing to view training videos, demonstrations, and use online help centers to learn how to use a smart board. Teachers need to think about the placement of the smart board.
The board needs to be in a place where it can be easily seen and accessed. There are teacher approved lessons online to get started. It is recommended that teachers collaborate within their grade level on ways to implement smart boards in each subject area.
How to Integrate SMART Board into the Classroom
SMART Boards in the Media
Lesson Activity Tool Kit
The easiest way to do this is to use SMART’s Lesson Activity Tool Kit which allows teachers to customize their own lesson plans using templates. It is important that teachers know SMART board technology is constantly developing new resources, programs, and content every day!
The NETS for Teachers is a guide to help make technology integration into the classroom easier and with more focus. There are multiple statures of the NETS program that are satisfied through the use of SMART boards in the classroom…
1.) b. “Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources.” SMART Boards allow students to conduct real-world experiments using technology. This is a new and safe way for students to be able to conduct experiments safely. This allows younger students the chance to participate in upper level experiments.
SMART Boards and NETS
2.) c. “Customize and personalize learning activities to address students’ diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources.” Additional programs and tools such as the Notebook 1.1 program add-on gives the teacher more options for style and content of lessons and activities as well as how the content is expressed to students. It also includes SMART Exchange which is a website that allows you to share your lesson plans with other teachers for nearly any subject. It is a great way to network with other teachers to discover new ideas and ways to use a Smart Board.
Nets for Teachers
The SMART Board was developed in such a way that additional technologies, devices, programs, websites, and educational software can and should be used.
Today, technology is used constantly in everyday tasks, work, school, social relations, and entertainment. So naturally parents are expecting technology to be used in the classroom.
Teachers' Technology Literacy
It is important as a teacher to stay updated with the new technology that can be used in the classroom. Teachers need to be able to incorporate the technology into their lesson effectively and correctly. Even the greatest technology can be worthless if used incorrectly.
Forms of Intelligence
The use of smart boards in the classroom benefits students with different intelligences.
Visual/spatial intelligence : smart boards benefit students with this intelligence because the teacher can present pictures , text , graphs and charts to the students. The teacher can also use other visual aids such as educational software and videos.
Forms of Intelligence
Linguistic intelligence :students with this intelligence benefit from the use of smart boards by reading the text on the board. The teacher can read the text out loud or reproduce audio tracks. Students can also participate in question sessions.
Bodily/kinesthetic intelligence: touch smart boards can be used to enhance students’ learning. Students can also use the interactive pens to participate on hands-on activities.
Forms of Intelligence
Logical/mathematical intelligence : the teacher can use online games and problems for the students to solve. Smart boards can also be used to illustrate step by step procedures and use images , charts, or graphs to make the concepts easier to understand.
Forms of Intelligence
Musical intelligence : teachers can implement the use of smart boards with different games or music software. For instance, guess the type of instrument by listening to it, see video clips of music groups from different cultures, create compositions by entering notes using their touch and then listening to them, listening to music while studying, etc.
Forms of Intelligence
Interpersonal intelligence : students with this type of intelligence enjoy working with other people. Implementing cooperative learning strategies using smart boards will benefit these students. The teacher can ask them to create a presentation working in teams and show it to their classmates using the smart board. The students can also participate in teams to solve online games.
Intrapersonal intelligence : students with intrapersonal intelligence enjoy working independently. The teacher can use the smart board to explain more clearly how the concepts relate to real life. Ask them to write an analysis of a concept or situation presented with the smart board. Present the information using the smart board and ask the students about their opinions.
Forms of Intelligence
Naturalist intelligence: teachers can use smart boards to present students’ information about nature such as animal characteristics, types of plants, parts of the plant, etc. They can also practice different environmental concepts with online games and activities.
The use of smart board in class benefits language proficiency students by implementing interactive learning. Students can read, listen, speak and perform different activities to practice their language skills. Teachers can use websites or educational software with the smart board to motivate students.
The practice of grammar and spelling with the smart board increases students’ retention. The meaning of words can be exemplified with pictures and animations. Teachers can instruct lessons in a more interactive and fun way, which promotes students participation and makes it easier for them to learn new concepts.
Smart boards can help teachers to create a student-centered environment, which helps students to engage in active learning and simultaneously increase their learning.
Web-based programs and software: SMART Exchange is a way for teachers to share ideas. Notebook 1.1 offers many lesson plan options, gradebook, and other programs for students to use.
Device add-ons: Extra pens, markers, and erasers can be purchased and used on the Smart Board to enhance learning and emphasis or underline different points. Also, iPads can now be used in tandem with the board so that each student can work on what is displayed on the SMART Board at his/her desk.
One of the major social issues of using a SMART board is that the students do not need to be interactive with one another when they are using it. Another problem with SMART boards is that teachers become more of a babysitter and end up taking a back seat to teaching, no longer having to interact with their students as much as before. (Concilio)
Legal Issues of using a SMART board:
Teachers have access to an abundance of copyright material. They are capable of using that information without the consent of the publisher. This can put the school at risk for lawsuits. (Concilio)
It is necessary to educate the teachers on the importance of utilizing good ethics. Doing so can protect the school legally. Teachers need to understand the importance of not using copyright materials. Instead they should utilize the material as a guide and put their own spin on the information. (Concilio)
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Exceptional students can excel with the use of a SMART board. With use of this assistive technology, exceptional students can learn in an environment with all kinds of students. SMART boards engage all students and eliminate a need to single out any one child. For hearing impaired students, there is a SMART Audio system that the teacher wears around the neck.
Exceptional Student Eduction Needs
SMART board speakers and necklaces amplify sound and aids in hearing. Using the SMART board, students with dyslexia can learn by specifically colored words, images, clips, and audio within lessons to learn key concepts. Teachers can use “spotlight” to block or highlight certain parts in the lesson. For help with reading comprehension, teachers can highlight and enlarge text, change text and backgrounds to make it easier to focus on the most important points.
SMART products allow exceptional students to work and express what they have learned in many ways. It engages all students in the classroom and can help exceptional students gain confidence in group collaboration. Even students with limited mobility can feel included for it allows them to use their fingers to control the board instead of a pen. A majority of exceptional students learn best with visual images and interactions. SMART boards take visual hands-on learning to the next level.
-Training, Content, Community. (2012). retrieved July 15 2013, from SMART Exchange Web Site: http://exchange.smarttech.com/#tab=0
According to Susan Brudno, over 2,000 web programs are a part of the SMART network. This means that teachers can have access to thousands of content.