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SMART Boards

Interactive whiteboards such as those made by SMART Technologies have been shown to increase student engagement and achievement. Following are the Teacher Phases of Adoption.

Phase How are teaching staff using the SMART Board?
(Phase 1)
Using and annotating over existing resources
Saving notes to a personal folder
Using basic features of NoteBook to create and display notes (very little thought put into the integration of technology into the curriculum)
Projection surface for movies & internet resources
Downloading & modifying existing lessons
Displaying existing resources
Engaging students through Socratic lessons (little interactivity)
(Phase 2)
Creating simple lessons and interactive activities to support Socratic lessons
Occasionally posting notes to personal website
Using advanced features of NoteBook (linking, recorder, player..) to engage students
Making use of the gallery
Shifting from SMART Board as a teaching tool towards SMART Board as a learning tool
Encouraging students to participate
(Phase 3)
Creating & delivering highly interactive lessons/activities in NoteBook format on a regular basis
Regularly posting notes and lessons to an online community
Moving from teacher centered towards student centered (empowering students)
Differentiating based on interest and learning styles
Addressing multiple intelligences through the use of multiple sources
Developing methods for alternative assessment
Promoting higher order thinking skills
Involving students in the creation of SMART Board resources
(Phase 4)
Developing new and innovative content, strategies and templates that can be adapted for any subject
Creating, maintaining and contributing to online professional learning communities
Actively sharing resources
Mentoring & training other users
Speaking, advocating, promoting the use of technology
Self sufficient