I was quite intrigued by how useful a smart board could be in the hands of someone who really knows how to use it. It was amazing to see all the
different features it has and to realize how extensively it could be used in a
classroom, no matter what the grade level or subject may be. At first I felt a
little wary about learning to use the smart board because I have never had the
opportunity to use one or see it used in a classroom setting. Now, knowing that
there are tons of helpful tutorials covering the “how to” issues, I am looking
forward to experimenting. It also helps a lot to know that there are countless
toolkits and templates available online so that one doesn’t have to do everything from scratch all the time, but has other teachers’ ideas available as well. Seeing how interactive different lessons can be made, it’s easy to see how students would put more vigour and excitement into learning on a smart board, as opposed to a chalkboard or whiteboard. Besides that, it looks very practical,
helpful in explaining and quickly providing visuals and such. It would also be a
  fabulous way to incorporate kinetic learning, since the students can actually
  touch, drag, draw and otherwise manipulate words and objects on it while

10/13/2012 05:55:44 am

Great blog post Sue! I definitely agree, at first the thought of using smart boards can be kind of intimidating. However, i was very pleased that their are many online tutorials to show you how to use it. Also i was relieved that you can get complete lessons online on notebook by simply searching for the specific subject. I also agree that smartboards can be a fabulous way to incorporate kinetic learning because the students can touch, drag, and draw objects.


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