Sunday, January 13, 2008

History SMARTs in Room 3103


Here's a picture from Friday's unveiling of the SMART board. SMART technologies is based in Canada, and you can read more about the company here.


What do you think of the SMART board, and how useful is it for history class? What ideas of your own can you offer for how we can better use it in history?


Read more about the photographer here.

25 comments:

Nikolas said...

I think the SMART Board brought a whole new element into the classroom and it was a good element combining solid teaching with cutting edge technology always helps get people more into the lesson. Another piece of technology I have seen recently is a table made by the Apple Company which by just placing a cellphone, camera, or laptop on top of it will automatically interface with the technology making it easier to transfer pictures, movies, and music this type of interface could greatly work in favor of the education system once the product is finally released by Apple.

Anonymous said...

i really like how its a touch board.. it reminds me of apple products... like the iPHONE, where anything can be done with just the touch of your finger.. i think it brings a fun element into the classroom because everyone can get involved and participate
-J.Graves

Phil said...

Pardon the pun, but I "hear" what you both are saying relating the SMART board to the iphone. Keep the comments coming.

Jennifer, how is class participation different with the SMART board? Niko, how does the SMART board help students get more "into the lesson"?

Paige! said...

The SMART board is awesome!!! It looks to me like the board is on the brink of technology (regarding schooling.) It seems to me that the SMART board might even eventually replace the use of the white board, the chalk board, as well as a projector, considering the easy connection to a classroom computer! I like it!...
His,
Paige!
P.S.~ Hope we can use it again sometime!

Anonymous said...

I think the smartboard is an impressive modification to our classroom. It makes class partcipation easier and draws my attention and keeps me focused on the subject. It does also remind me of the iphone as well.
- David lee

Anonymous said...

The smart board is a very helpful teaching insturment. With its new technology and vast amounts of features, the board brings a new aspect to teching and learning; however, the extremely high price causes one to rethink the actual value of the product. Also there are only some types of classes that actually need the smart board; those of the math and science orientation.
-Nick Daniels

Anonymous said...

I think the Smart board was a great way to incorporate interaction within the class room. As for myself, I tend to learn more when action is involved! I loved how anything was accessible and visible for the calls to see! I think that if we had a smart board it would make history a more exciting and educational class.
Kayla Adel

Anonymous said...

I really think the smart board is a very fun instrument because(considering it is a touch screen)it doesnt take a long time to operate. Also its really interesting the way it works! Hopefully we'll be able to use it again!
-Johanatan Herrera

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed using the smart board on friday! It brought alot more interaction and participation to the class...and suprisingly very easy to use. I wish we could use it every day, it would make me look forward to history class even more!

-Jennifer Gurney

Anonymous said...

I like the smart board because it lets people have fun while learning about a subject by keeping them zoned in. A lot of people learn a lot of different ways and the smart board really helps with both visual and kinesthetic learners. I have a lot of fun participating in stuff like this, even if I'm learning something in the process.
-A. Elliott

Anonymous said...

Smart board was amazing!! i loved using it!! i really like how it was a touch board. I also liked how you could write on it! that was fun! it is a chance for everyone to get involved and get really engaged into the topic! i think we should get a smart board for your room! having the smart board infront of me really caught my eye and made me focus the whole time! not saying i didnt before but i just like having the smart board in front of me!!ha

Kendall SHanklin

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed having the smart board in class. It is easy to learn on and is really fun. I like how everything is touch screen and you can do anything with just one touch! I loved how you also could write all over it just like a dry erase board. Even if we were on the internet we could write a comment or bullet point right over it! Well I hope that very soon we will have one in class!

Kendall Burgess

Anonymous said...

The smartboard is an impressive device. However, I do not think it is necessary for the amount of money it is. However, it was pretty fun to have it in the classroom on Friday.
jotour

Anonymous said...

i like the smart board because it is more interactive learning, i think the thing that hooks up to the white board would be cool because then the board is already up and it is bigger, making it easier to see and interact with but overall i think that it would benefit the class greatly
chris duncan

Anonymous said...

I think the smart board is awesome. It's a great way to get everyone involved and will most likely keep everyone interested more rather than just sitting and listening to lectures. It might take some time for some people to get used to, but I think it is a good idea to invest in.

--Hayden Smith

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed using the smart board because it was very interactive and allowed me to stay focused on the topic. I feel like the smart board kept me engaged and allowed me to learn the material better. I love using it and hope to use it a lot more!!

Anonymous said...

wow i am stupid...the one above is Shannon Dodds

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy using the smart board in class. It was my first time to ever use a smart board and I had a great experience with it. It kept our class on our toes!!! It was a good way to interact. It kept me more focus in class because of the interaction involved. So lets get a SMART BOARD!!
~Kirstyn~

Anonymous said...

The smart board is a very useful tool in the class room. It kept everyones attention which is always important. The smart board will be perfect for Review Jeopardy when everyone will be involved. It brings a new atmosphere to the class room that will enrich us as students and even enrich you Dr. Phil.

-Davison C.

Anonymous said...

what up phil... i liked the smart board because the new piece of equipment grabbed everyones attention and made the class activities go from interesting lectures to interesting and fun lectures along with a cool new hands on activity which i believe "touched" the hearts of the students in positive ways.thanx alot for reading this comment and i hoped u liked my punny pun there! hope yall have an excellent rest of ur day...
-j. "the one and only" stades

Anonymous said...

I felt that the SMART board was an excellent way to better incorporate the class into the lesson at hand, and give an hands on approach to the subject on Friday. It will also prove to allow more enjoyment for we students during review jeopardy. However, I do not feel that it truly lives up to its price nor was it completely required in a class that already has a projector hooked up to the computer. It also proves to be slightly deficient unless it is set at the precise calibration, which can easily be offset by a mere nudge to the board. Therefore, the positive effects of the SMART board are not quite enough to outweigh its other properties, and further proves the point that such a purchase may not have been required. However, it still might prove its worth with the length of time that the class remains enchanted by its high-tech qualities.
- J. Worsham

Anonymous said...

I think that the SMART board really helped me learn a lot more and get more into the lesson than just sitting listening to lectures. it gave me something to remember what we learned rather that just looking back on notes and trying to remember what you said in class. i liked using it a lot!
natalie johnson

Anonymous said...

The smartboard was really cool and it made me understand the lesson easier because I was able to participate. It was both a visual and a kinsethetic learning tool.
-shelby

Anonymous said...

I Think the smart board is a great idea because it gives us an easier more enjoyable form of learning. It also makes class a fun way to learn without just having to listen and learn. It also gives us a hands on approach to learning. I hope we can have a smart board in our class every day. --Logan h.

Anonymous said...

Because it offers so many ways to interact with what you're presenting, the smart board makes the class more fun.

-Jorge Cruz