smartboards in the classroom
What is a smartboard?
A traditional whiteboard that is computerised and interactive. These are very popular in the education sector because teachers can use this tool to teach in so many ways. For example: videos/images, presentations, apps etc.
Investing in smartboards for your school can help all your teachers when supporting students through a variation of subjects.
1. Different learning styles
When using smartboards, you can adapt to different learning styles. Having over 30 students in one class, all with different habits and concentration spans, enables all teachers to change their content and vary the materials they use. Some students may prefer visuals by using images and videos. On the other hand, students prefer interaction with their fellow classmates. Therefore, allowing teachers to use the whiteboard facility and do activities.
As mentioned above students like interacting with their classmates with the support of their teacher. With smartboards in the classroom teachers can add interactive elements in their teaching plan and use different resources available on the smart board. Anything from online games, whiteboard activities and group presentations can all be achieved via the smartboard.
3. Low maintenance
Smartboards in the classroom are hassle free for teachers and students. They make no mess and it involves no maintenance. The initial cost of smartboards can be costly; however, you can use the operating lease facility and pay monthly with the help of edde education.
4. Easy access to online resources
With smartboards you have access to the internet, thus allow teachers to get hold of all online resources and project these on the screen rather than choosing to print them.
5. Save documents
Presenting to classes via the smartboard enables teachers to save documents and come back to them later. Also, teachers can access these documents when logging onto other smartboards, depending where their class is taking place.
6. Better use of visuals and material
Having access to online resources gives teachers a better use of visuals and material to help students. This will ensure students are getting bored and are always introduced to knew material methods, that they can potentially use at home and engage with parents.
7. Environmentally friendly
Investing in smartboards are costly to the school, yet with the support of edde education becomes very feasible. Smartboards are very environmentally friendly as it cut downs all need for printing and printers as everything is accessible online and then projected via the board to all students.
8. Presenting to the class
Smartboards are a great tool for students to present their work to the class, which is a way to build their confidence. Having the confidence and ability to present and talk in front of an audience is a key skill when getting a job.
If you are a school and are interested in introducing smartboards in the classroom but haven’t got the funds get in touch with edde education. We offer an education leasing service which enables your school to spread the cost of the equipment and not feel the pressure!
Call us on 01494 611 465 or enquire online and a member of the edde team will be in touch shortly.