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Title: Innovative, Smart Technology Idea

Innovative, Smart Technology Idea Using SMART
Interactive Whiteboards to Increase Student and
Teacher Performance By Anna Hentz
Dr. Mary Ann Bell Sam Houston State University
in Huntsville, Texas (January 2002 -
Gazette) Conducted research using an
interactive whiteboard to improve 8th grade
writing class Study revealed significant
improvement in student attitudes toward writing
and the use of computers and technology
Colorful tool - helps kinesthetic and visual
learners Mindtool which encourages critical
thinking both teachers and students Reinforces
motor skills Tremendous teaching tool for
autistic individuals Interacts with other
peripherals camera, DVD Powerful
instructional tool which can be adapted for wide
range of subjects and ages
Power of Interaction Being able to easily and
accurately capture all your notes, drawings, and
annotations from a whiteboard into an electronic
file is a powerful tool in education An
interactive mode can be a powerful way of sharing
a computer experience with an entire
class Powerful, education tool that can help
students to focus Learning Leading With
Technology -May 2005
Initial cost may be expensive BUT . .
. Cost-cutter . . . making a one computer
classroom serve many users
Industry pioneer leader in global market
interactive whiteboards and collaborative
lessons Award-winning SMART Board most widely
installed interactive board in education in
world Student achievement enhanced in 150,000
classrooms in every state in U.S. 75
countries Used to meet, teach, train, and
-Why SMART ?-
SMARTer Kids Foundation - sponsor which supports,
sustains, and improves learning through research
programs, grants, and other initiatives. Endorse
d by ISTE - Learning and Leading
-Why SMART ?-
Since 1991 has held 75 of Interactive
Whiteboard Market lt1 failure rate Pen tray
easy to interface - fingers or pens - change
colors Screen capture record lessons Notebook
Software - over 5000 resources Easily
hyperlinked Interfaces with Word and Excel Free
Smart Ideas - like Inspiration Cross platform -
Mac PC
-Why SMART ?-
Free Online Training
Notebook 10 Software
-Smart Interactive Whiteboards-
SMART Board 77Diagonal SB680 Vendor Visual
Sound 485 Broomall, PA 19008 Sales Rep - Greg
Vlassopoulos Price 1249.00
May 2008 Proposal Submitted for 1 SMART Board
to pilot in humanities Meeting with
Principal Obtaining Vendor / Pricing Meeting
with IT Department
June 2008 IT Department and Building Principal
On-Site Use at Visual Sound 1 SMART Board
increases to 12 (3 GT department, 4 social
studies, 3 math, 1 science, 1 library) Walk
through with Visual Sound at Shafer Middle
August 2008 Installation and Training? Installa
tion Beginning of August (Due to electrical work
held off to November 19th) Training
postponed First staff in-service Nov. 26th
December 2008 SMART training w/representative -
Dec. 18th SMART movie tutorials - Two-minute
tutorials SMART Online training - Bridget
one-on-one online conferencing
-Planning Training-
Continued Staff Development Demonstration of
SMART Airliner Monthly after-school workshops
with Act 48 credit - January 2009 Continue
installation of Notebook 10 to create lessons
-Staff Development-
Assessment is ongoing Walk-in observations
Informal dialogue about product Creating a
shared SMART folder of lessons Completed
survey and written report in June
Student input Students involved with SMART
products will complete a survey in June -Overall
feeling about usage -Impact on academic
performance -Affective domain -Suggestions for
Based on data collection in June 2009 4 SMART
Boards added for science and foreign language in
2009-2010 school year If effective, 4 SMART
Boards will be purchased each year until Shafer
Middle School is fully equipped June 2009
Technology Evaluation concerning SMART products
in other K - 8 schools
The white way to go is with SMART Technology!
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