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David Martin and Nancy Knowlton with the Smart Board

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Darrien Devouse

on 25 February 2014

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David Martin and Nancy Knowlton with The Smart Board
The First Smart Board
How It Works
Conclusion
The Beginning of the Smart Board
There are two founders for the SMART Technologies Company. David Martin, who is the Co-founder, Director, chairman and was a CEO of this company. Nancy Knowlton who is also a co-founder, Director, vice-chair and was and a CEO. These two individuals founded SMART technologies in 1987. They are creative, smart, and technological to build technology that helps students all around the world to increase their learning skills and achieve their goals in life.
Smart Technologies introduced the first Smart Board interactive whiteboard in 1991.
It was the first interactive whiteboard to provide touch control of computer applications and annotation over standard Microsoft Windows applications.
In 2003, Smart developed and later patented DViT (Digital Vision Touch) technology.
This camera-based touch technology for interactive whiteboards and interactive displays uses digital cameras and proprietary software and firmware to detect finger or pen contact with the screen.
That contact is then interpreted as finger or pen activity.
By: Darrien J. Devouse
How the Smart Board Effects Society
The Smart Board that Smart technologies has built has helped children learn more than they used to and a lot faster than they used to learn.
The Smart Board has raised the level of student engagement, motivates students and promotes enthusiasm for learning.
The students in the classroom are more focused in class because they want to learn in a fun way and the Smart Board is a really fun way to learn for the students in school.
The Smart Board has brought higher rates of participation and interaction from the students in the classrooms.
A major thing that the Smart Board does is that it really helps special need students learn faster than they used to.
Another major thing is that students are more efficient in their information and communication technology intergration and increase their overall productivity.
The Smart Board has majorly effected the economy that we have now because students all have problems with something in school and the Smart Board increases their learning skills and other types of skills in school and the Smart Board helps kids achieve their goals, even mine.
The Smart Board interactive whiteboard uses DViT (Digital Vision Touch) technology to detect and respond to touch interactions on the interactive whiteboard surface.
This camera-based touch technology for interactive whiteboards and interactive displays uses digital cameras and proprietary software and firmware to detect finger or pen contact with the screen. That contact is then interpreted as finger or pen activity.
SOURCES
http://www.cloquet.k12.mn.us/curriculum.cfm?subpage=511729
http://www.ehow.com/list_6181886_effects-smart-boards-student-learning.html
http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3749225
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