Smart boards are revolutionizing classrooms around the world! Forget the old days of a plan blackboard and a piece of chalk. These new boards offer an interactive whiteboard that puts the computer in front of the classroom. Whether you need a smart board for your business or for your classroom in a school, you will be amazed at how much these gadgets can offer to you in the learning process.
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Smart boards have done a truly remarkable job of replacing the standard whiteboard in both the classroom and the work place, and with the addition to these smartboards, everyone has noticed a marked improvement in communication. There are several reasons that the smartboards have helped improve communication, especially in the classroom.
Some smartboards can be linked directly to mobile devices such as laptops and tablets. While this might not seem like a big deal, it certainly makes life easier for students who struggle to stay focused during lectures or who had a difficult time with note taking. While they might not be able to hear the exact words the teacher used during the class discussion, they can at least look up whatever was considered important enough to be written down, making it easier to do everything from double checking homework assignments to studying for finals.
Some teachers have started to use smartboards that have closed captioning which has been a huge asset to students who have hearing issues, or who learn better when they see things written down. Many students have benefitted from being able to both see and hear the lecture simultaneously.
Some smartboards have a built in audience response system which allows the teacher to quickly gauge how their students are reacting to the way a piece of information is being delivered and adjust their teaching style accordingly. This has been a very useful tool when dealing with large amounts of information that has always been considered tedious. The ability to spice up the information and make sure all students are engaged in the lecture increases the odds of them retaining the information.
Many avid preppers know that having bug out bags is a smart thing. But for many other people they have no idea at all what a bug out bag is our why they need one. So lets examine the first part very carefully before we move forward. This type of bag is not about bugs but it is about getting out of town very quickly and having the materials you need to survive. Bug out bags are all about having 3-7 days worth of materials for surviving. Since you are never sure when you might need the bag or where you might end up, it is always good to prepare for the outdoors and hope for the best. This will make your kit a lot more user friendly and it will help you survive the elements. With that being said I am glad to say that I have discovered a great new way to prep and to make sure that I have everything I need. Smartboards! Smartboards are used all across the country in classrooms and they are being used to help kids learn. But I have learned that they can be used to help me build and maintain my bug out bag.
The first thing you need to do is make sure that you have a good checklist that has every item on it that you might need for a bug out situation. The idea is to cover all of your bases. However the tricky part is making the right choices. There are some items that you simply will not be able to place in your bug out bags. This is why you need to have a great list of the items you need and this is why using a smartboard is the way to go. With the board you will be able to see the items and then you will be able to actually check them off as you locate them or discard them. Who would have thought that these things could be used for so much amazing stuff like bug out bags?
The second thing you need to do when preparing your bug out bag is to make sure that you have a bag that is large enough to handle the items you have and small enough that you can carry it yourself. The odds are very likely that you will be forced to walk and your bag will need to be on your back. Any other type of bag will be way to cumbersome and bulky to be used well. Bug out bags typically are best when they are made from large backpacks. Again, use your smartboard to make these lists and make sure that you have the right bags.
Finally, I would encourage you to make sure that you have enough water and food. This is the one area that many people fail. Water is hard to carry because it can be heavy and it takes up a lot of space. Do the right thing and make sure you have a smartboard that will be able to help you calculate the water you need and the space you will need to store this water. Bug out bags are not hard o make and the preparation is key to your survival.
Smart Whiteboards are a new phenomenon. They are quickly becoming the rage with many school teachers but they are not something that I have ever used. I am not going to go on and on about how this thing is weird or how it slows us down. I have never used it before so I understand very little about it. But I do have some other thoughts about this topic. Why are we always trying to spend more and more money on the schools and the instruments we use to teach with? I understand that there are some things that make learning more enjoyable but the truth of the matter is that we as teachers have gotten lazy. We rely on too many teaching aids and we are always trying to find the best new gadget to help us out. I think we could do better.
When you look back over history you see teachers that never used computers and they had zero technology. And yet they were able to teach some of the brightest minds this world has ever known. I think history will prove me right in this. When you examine all the money that we have spent on education over the years we are not seeing a rise in the education process. The kids are not getting smarter. This isn’t the teacher’s fault but it is the curriculum issue. Back to the Smart Whiteboards, I must say that they might look cool but they are super expensive. Couldn’t we use the money to buy more books or to hire more teachers? Money is always said to be tight and yet here we are buying these expensive white boards.
The first place I would look for a SMART board, because I love to save money and get a good deal, would be local schools and businesses to see if they have used Smart Boards for sale. You never know but you may even be able to find one at your local Good Will (one of my most favorite places to visit and shop). If they have one, they may be able to give you a deal on an older board.
Another place to look is on websites like eBay and Craigslist for used and new Smart Boards. Keep in mind, however, if you purchase a Smart Board from an unauthorized dealer, the board may not be completely functional and you will not be able to receive support from Smart Tech. If it’s worth it to you to get an awesome deal then the support may not matter so much. I would also start by Determining your need and budget for a SMART Board. These devices can be expensive and should only be put in an environment where they will be used often. Popular programs like Microsoft PowerPoint can be used in conjunction with the built-in Smart Board software. Start by visiting the Smart Tech website, http://smarttech.com, and click on the “Where to Buy” link in the menu, then type in your area to find a dealer nearest to you. Ask some of the dealer’s questions that are important to you about the SMART Board and decide which dealer best fit your needs.
Once you have found the one that best suits your needs you are ready to make your purchase. Check with your dealer to see if you can purchase directly from their website.
Smartboards are not just trendy; these technological wonders are an important educational tool for today’s teachers. As a teacher, I have longed to use a smartboard in the classroom setting for sometime now. However I have also learned that there are many other uses to the smartboard. While in class I will use the smartboard to teach my students, I have teamed up with several other teachers to use the Smartboards for challenging tasks and games. What kind of games are we doing? Well we are actually using these things to track down the best savings on everyday items. The first contest that we had was comparing each others grocery lists and then seeing who could find the best deals, the best coupons, and ultimately, who could save the most money. It has been a real hoot.
Yet there is another challenge that we have recently embarked on. All of us teachers, at least the ones that I am friends with, are young, single, and we smoke. Smoking is not the best thing to attract a prospective date so we started using our Smartboards to track how often we smoke and how much we are smoking. I was shocked to learn that I was smoking a pack every 2.3 days. I realized that I was smoking primarily at night, but I had to quit. It’s just bad for my health and a poor example to my students. So what did the other teachers learn? Well, we learned that Ms. Abernathy smoked a carton every week. That is 10 packs in a 7-day period. She was smoking way too much.
So we did the only thing left to do. We decided that we were going to quit. This led to another contest between us girls. We got the Smartboards back out and we started comparing all the potential electronic cigarettes that we would use to get away from tobacco. I was never aware of the many different styles and brands that were available. I had to learn all about e-liquids and different substances that are used in the ecig. It was actually very entertaining to learn about the different methods used to make these items. But the best thing that we learned was the popularity of each brand and the relative cost of using each brand.
We built a nice spreadsheet that allowed us to separate each ecig into its own category. We learned that Blu was considered the best electronic cigarette by far of many ecig users. For some reason this just seemed to be the number one option. We also learned that there are other brands that have made a huge impact on this industry. V2 and NJoy are just two of the other options that we learned about. Overall I would say that this was a very helpful experience because we learned which ecigs had the flavors we wanted and how expensive it would be. I also learned that ecigs are a much cheaper option than regular cigarettes. So this was really an educational and an economical move for all of us ladies. So my question to you is this. What are you waiting for? Why have you not tried ecigs yet?
The majority of adults can still remember the look and the smell of the chalkboard. It was a long, green rectangle that allowed the teacher to write with chalk. The board would get dusty and the erasers would get clogged with old chalk dust. Often times the teacher would send a few students outside to “clap” the erasers together, simply to clean them from the dust. Gradually the chalkboard gave way to the whiteboard. The whiteboard was the same shape as the chalkboard but it did not use chalk.
Instead, this new board used a new type of marker known as the dry erase marker. This marker would have bold colors but they would not dry on the board. This marker could be erased with a soft cloth and the board would not get dusty. It was a great advancement. There is however a new type of whiteboard that is coming into existence. The smart whiteboard is beginning to take over and we wanted to compare that piece of education equipment with the standard whiteboard.
The standard whiteboard has one feature. It can serve as a replacement to a chalkboard. The smart whiteboard has several new abilities. It can serve as a writing medium, it can surf the Internet, and it can project information. It basically serves as a large tablet. The screen can be written on and it can respond to touch. It is an amazing new device that can make teaching more fun and learning more simple. Every school needs to have this device. If your students deserve more, and they do, then you need to call your local school district office and demand that they purchase these new smart whiteboards.
I have been in the teaching profession for nearly 20 years. Over that time I have seen some terrible ideas that have been offered in the hopes that it would help young people to learn faster and to learn more. And while these items are usually a flash in the pan, there is a new item that has just recently come around that I would love to have. The smart whiteboard is one of those products that comes along at just the right time. This is an interactive whiteboard that can take teaching to a whole new level. Not only does this new item make learning more fun, but it will also help the class to better see and read the material. So what is a smart whiteboard? It is actually a very simple thing to explain.
A smart whiteboard is a whiteboard that is interactive. It is basically a computer that allows the user and the class the opportunity to work together. Imagine a large screen computer that allows the teacher to not only write but to search for information as well. This is exactly what the smart whiteboard is all about. In all of my years as a teacher I have never been this impressed. This takes the computer to a whole new level. The only issue is that they are fairly expensive. The school system is not interested in spending the needed money and they are not going to budge. The only hope we have of getting one is if a parent is willing to purchase one for his or her child. I sure hope this happens in my classroom. It would brighten my day for sure!
Have you seen the newest addition in the world of academia? It is not a book and it is not a desk. The newest innovation is actually a revamped whiteboard. Years ago the chalkboard was replaced by the whiteboard. The white board made it possible to write with markers and then erase the material. The newest addition is called a smart whiteboard. The smart whiteboard is an awesome new device that works just like a regular whiteboard, except that it has an added computer. That makes it possible for this whiteboard to be used as a computer. I was first introduced to this machine a few months ago while attending a teacher’s seminar. The product was displayed and then presented as the next generation teaching device. It was amazing to see what this little thing could do. Not only can you write on this board but it also has touch screen capabilities.
Add to that the amazing new projector that comes with it and you have a superb teaching machine. This bad boy can be placed in the classroom and then used as a whiteboard, as a television, as a computer, and even as a projector. Why do I like this machine? I want one of these whiteboards because it allows the entire class the opportunity to watch the same thing at the same time. It allows the class to watch movies together and to see slide shows at the same time. It will cut down on preparation time and it will allow the teacher to spend more time with the class. It is a truly remarkable thing to behold. I just hope the district will purchase these for every classroom.
As a teacher there are several things that are always on my mind. I am always concerned about the next big political push that will involve teachers. Teachers have become a huge punching bag in national politics and I for one am getting sick and tired of being made into a bad teacher simply because one of my students is not very bright. I am also always concerned about the wellbeing of my class. As a teacher I am in the unique position to see these kids more often than anyone else. This means that I see them in there best and in there worst. I am always concerned about their home life and their social life. A teacher’s job is never finished. There is always another grade to be given or another project to be started. There is always something to do. I am also concerned about the learning environment that is presented to each and every child.
As your child enters the school there is a sense that they are stepping back. What I mean by this is that your student has the ability to do things at home that they cannot do in the school. Not every school has a huge computer lab. Not every school has millions of dollars to invest in lab work. However, there is a way that your student can receive the technological advances that they deserve. The best way to make this possible is by using the smart whiteboard. The smart whiteboard is a computer based whiteboard that allows the teacher to not only write but to also search the internet and to display slides. It is a technological miracle for the next era of education.
When it comes to education there are many things that need to be understood. First, the average teacher is not paid very well. This does not mean that teachers do not make good money, because there are some teachers that make in excess of 50 thousand dollars a year. However, it is also important to understand that teacher’s area huge whipping post in the political parties. Democrats and Republicans alike will always bash the teachers and the corresponding unions that represent them. The biggest injustice that has ever occurred in the education system is the idea that standardized testing is the best option for education. Standardized testing assumes that every student is the same and it seeks to educate all children at the exact same level. This is a recipe for disaster. There are however a few ways to get around this idea. The best idea that I have seen recently is called the smart whiteboard.
The smart whiteboard looks just like a regular whiteboard. It is the same size and it allows the teacher to write with markers just like the normal version. However the smart whiteboard adds a new dimension. This new whiteboard acts like a tablet. It has touch screen capabilities and it has the mechanisms and the workings of a computer. It allows the teacher to project slides as well as display information straight form the Internet. It is a wonderful new tool that should be used by every educator in the United States. Unfortunately it is very expensive and this means that the school systems will not buy them. This is the number one issue with education. The bureaucracy is endless and the results are under educated children.