Saturday, March 12, 2011

Project # 13 - SMARTboard Presentation

After our groups presentation was over, I was surprised to find that I actually enjoyed using the SMARTboard. It was simple to use. I found that it was not only interactive for the students but also the teacher. Instead of illustrating by writing on a chalk board or reading straight from a power point presentation, teachers are able to involve their students more actively in the lesson while making it fun at the same time. The sound effects and possibility of adding videos are wonderful ways to keep students' attention and interest in the subject matter. SMARTboards also appear to be great tools for teachers to encourage the class to interact with one another and socialize with their peers. Playing educational games on the SMARTboard would be a great way to facilitate this sense of community. While it is time consuming to create a lesson, I think that it would be well worth it for everyone involved in the classroom.

The second part of the presentation required us to using Google dos to create a form. Using this devise allows teachers to create tests, quizzes, and worksheets for their students. Our group's form was a short test designed to be taken after the presentation.The form consisted of True/False and Multiple choice questions. The complete form can be viewed here: Our First President The pie graph below is an example of  the compiled results from the three test-takers. All results can be accessed here: Summary of Responses

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