How about when a small part of our staff PD day is held in my room and the staff sees all the new Smart Technology tools I am trying out and evaluating for the district? Included; Large wall mounted Smartboard with boom-mounted LCD projector, wireless tablet (Airliner), Smart’s document camera, wall mounted speakers, class set (35) of Smart’s student interactive response “clickers”. Boy am I in haven or what!
Boy did I get some dirty looks when I told them where it came from.
Well…not really. The staff was petty impressed and asked when they can sign up to come in with their class. I think a few were even overwhelmed by the sheer number of devices and what I could do with them. I have just scratched the surface with my class.
One way that I am using their Smart Notebook software and the board is during our writing block. Instead of writing in my journal and showing it with our document camera onto the screen I can write on the IAWB (interactive white board) and save each page/draft/idea/quick write on the Notebook software and model the writing process. Of course the kids love to come up and “write” their own thoughts on the board as well.
I hope the district buys the set and we have it for next year.