SMART Board technologies are opening doors for educators to find new and interesting ways of teaching students. Multi-touch interactive products enable you to make lessons engaging and fun for children, but also offer teachers more convenience and flexibility. With the use of interactive whiteboards and huge high-definition screens you can design a lesson plan that appeals to the 21st Century student.
It is common knowledge that the human brain responds and remembers images better than words. SMART technology is designed specifically to allow users to access all manner of images from various sources, whether you pull it from the internet, your personal files or something you have created yourself. Or even better, something your students create and are willing to share. You can also invite students to interact with one another and manipulate on-screen images.
Digital touch technology can detect multiple impressions and can be designed either using the specially formulating pen that comes with the whiteboard or your finger. You can also transfer content to multiple devices such as tablets and smartphones and send content to email accounts. This enables your students to easily access content whenever they need it.
How about remote teaching?
The beauty of SMART technology is that you can access the content from anywhere. When your students miss a class through illness or some other reason, they can still have access to your lesson material together with saved changes that you made during the lesson. But SMART technologies offer you even more than that – you can give lessons from remote locations.
SMART Custom Solutions has experience with the use and design of interactive products that are used in numerous capacities including military applications, architectural firms and emergency response command centres. The group has taken this knowledge to develop their technology for business and educational uses – which means that users no longer have to be in the same room to communicate.
Imagine you are not able to attend a class for some reason, or maybe you teach from home over the internet. All you need to do is use the video conferencing facility with either Bridgit software or the award-winning Notebook and you can deliver your lesson from anywhere to anywhere. In the US, teachers used this method to offer advanced maths classes to gifted pupils that lived in different parts of the state.
Bridgit software and Notebook
Two of the best software programs for educators to use with interactive whiteboards is Bridgit and Notebook. Both offer a variety of programs and different uses that make it easy to use and share content. For example, you can pull up a real-time video reel or information you access from the internet and share it amongst participants.
Because the software integrates seamlessly with SMART products using the hardware with the software is simple and effective. You can also join forums dedicated to the software where you can share and inspire ideas with other teachers to explore different methods of approach to make your lessons more dynamic and fun for your students.
SMART Board technologies literally offer a world of opportunities that you and your students can enjoy and learn from. For more information about how SMART products can transform your teaching experience call Smarter Interactive today and speak with one of our knowledgeable advisors.