SMART Board in the Classroom
Board technology provides an opportunity to truly make your
instruction more effective for your students. The SMART Board
and its related software is used with a computer and a projection
whiteboard feature of the SMART Board is its most basic use.
Learning how to use the SMART Board for mouse clicking and
writing with virtual pens is incredibly easy. SMART Notebook
software is used to capture whiteboard notes and build interactive
lessons. SMART Tools are also available for playing videos
or recording and playing back lessons.
Board activities, lessons and SMART notebooks (presentation
application) are used at various educational levels worldwide.
Many educational web sites have SMART Board ideas and resources
archived and available to be shared. These sites are explored
during the SMART Board professional development.
interactive features of the SMART Board can be learned in
a few hours. To truly be comfortable integrating all the features
will take more time and practice. Development of a classroom
unit is an excellent way to learn the basics, explore learning
opportunities, and, find and develop lessons.
Board is the Interactive Whiteboard from SMART Technologies,
For information about how to bring SMART Board training to
your school or district, contact Pam Skelly
860-455-0029 ext. 3037
TaskStream's Web-based tools enable educators to design lessons
and units, map and track Connecticut standards, create rubrics,
develop electronic portfolios, and compile and distribute
shared curriculum resources. Interactive templates allow educators
to incorporate easily accessible standards and assessment
rubrics as well as attach links and documents to their learning
activities. Educators can collaborate on lessons and units
to create shared online curriculum libraries.
Contact: Jim Huggins
EASTCONN Windham Mills, Bldg. 1, 322 Main St., Willimantic,
8860-455-0707; FAX: 860-456-7845
Voice Mail: 860-455-0029, box 3054