Effectiveness of Smart Board Technology

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INTERACTIVE WHITE
BOARDS
DO THEY POSITIVELY IMPACT
EDUCATION?
By: Sheri Cooper &
Lauren Townsend
ADVANTAGES OF IWBS
ADVANTAGES FOR STUDENTS
Increased Participation
 Increased Motivation
 Opportunity to delve into complex and abstract
subjects
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ADVANTAGES FOR TEACHERS
Flexibility
 Multiple Resources
 Reaches multiple and diverse students
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DISADVANTAGES OF IWBS
DISADVANTAGES FOR STUDENTS
Quickly lose appeal
 Less time on content
 One note lessons
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DISADVANTAGES FOR TEACHERS
Technical Issues
 Teacher Training
 Shifts attention from student to technology
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EFFECTIVENESS OF SMART
BOARD TECHNOLOGY
EFFECTIVENESS OF SMART BOARD
TECHNOLOGY
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As a tool for non-linear learning
By accessing text and media
 Ability to move back and forth among pages
 Ability to present the same information in different
ways
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EFFECTIVENESS OF SMART BOARD
TECHNOLOGY
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Combines the benefits of interactive computer
use with group learning
Internet access
 Videos
 Large screen
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EFFECTIVENESS OF SMART BOARD
TECHNOLOGY
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As a tool for multi-modal teaching
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Descriptive
Experimental
Mathematical
Figurative
Kinesthetic
EFFECTIVENESS OF SMART BOARD
TECHNOLOGY
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As a tool for teaching children with disabilities
Manipulatives
 Auditory and Visual Cues
 Interactive video
 Various assessment strategies
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EFFECTIVE USE OF SMART
BOARD TECHNOLOGY
EFFECTIVE USE OF SMART BOARD
TECHNOLOGY
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Must have adequate training and time to find
appropriate software
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Provide incentives to increase IWB skills
Vendor training
In-service training
Tutorials
Cooperative learning among teachers
EFFECTIVE USE OF SMART BOARD
TECHNOLOGY
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must be an integral part of the lesson, not
something tacked on to be fun
Create lessons on the IWB
 Use features in the software
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