Message Boards

Anyone heard of Smart Boards?

11 years 7 months ago #141207 by Chatham, NJ
Replied by Chatham, NJ on topic Anyone heard of Smart Boards?
Smartboards are wonderful! We are a small school district (apprx 3800 students), and we have four elementary schools in which every classroom has a smartboard. The technology is such that the teachers can utilize internet resouces as well as share resources with each other (school to school, grade to grade, etc). It truly is an amazing tool.
11 years 7 months ago #141256 by PresidentJim
I saw them last year in Georgia at the National Educational Technology conference. Personally I liked them, but for reasons that are unclear to me, when I discussed the PTO providing them to the school he was against them.

PresidentJim
11 years 7 months ago #141264 by FoxMom
PrsidentJim...
If you really like them so if you can get a demonstration at your school- It made a big difference for our principal when I pitched it to here last week-- I was all set for her arguments about it after researching it more and I had the company come out with 1 and demo it to her, she was very impressed and we are going to try and get them for our 3-5 grade classes next year.
11 years 7 months ago #141278 by raptordad
Smart boards are nice - but don't they also involve having a projector and computer hooked up for each board? There is another option out there that is cheaper and utilizes the existing white board called mimio.
11 years 7 months ago #141398 by rnbowmom

FoxMom;141264 wrote: PrsidentJim...
If you really like them so if you can get a demonstration at your school- It made a big difference for our principal when I pitched it to here last week-- I was all set for her arguments about it after researching it more and I had the company come out with 1 and demo it to her, she was very impressed and we are going to try and get them for our 3-5 grade classes next year.


What companies did you all look into? Any companies we should stay away from?
11 years 7 months ago #141469 by FoxMom
I found out that when you purchase a smart board set-up, it comes with a projector-- and their are traveling boards, so if you want to get a few to start, they can move around from class to class- you do however need a computer, most teachers, at least in our district have 1 per class- so all you have to do is move the board and projector to the class that wants to use it.
Time to create page: 0.191 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum