Smart board technology has come a long way in classrooms. Teachers are able to give thorough lessons that are projected through smart notebook software. In recent interviews, teachers feel that Smart boards are interactive way to get all students involved in class discussions and participation. These boards are costly and it is a privilege to have one. On average these board cost between $3,500-8,000. Most Smart boards come with 4 different colored pens that are compatible with the board, such as black, blue, red, and green. Some smart boards have different options for text and the insertion of pictures and animations.
“The Smart board has many advantages and disadvantages”- Said Ms. Vinci, a New Dorp High School English teacher. “The aspect of technology is bad because if there is a technical difficulty it takes away from the learning time of students”
“I love it” said Mr.Piner, a New Dorp High School science teacher. “It’s interactive with the students. It also helps with the pacing because you can setup a timer. It’s compact. Even somebody that’s not good with technology can use it because it’s very easy. It’s also safer because there’s no wires all over the floor.”
Some teachers might say that they like the original method of writing on a chalkboard but Smart boards have proved themselves to be more of an asset than a disturbance. Students are able to fully engage themselves in Smart board power points, animations, and movie clips. These Smart board programs has made learning a whole new experience within classrooms.
Christopher Fertitta, Paul Matteo, Joseph Kramer, have contributed to the publishing of this article.Tweet