(3 credits/45 hours) In-serivce credits only
in-service credit only
Developing Fun, Interactive, & Effective SMARTBoard Lessons
*Requirement: access to SMARTBoard/and or SMART Notebook Software
Course Description: Teaching and learning has combined with the technology of the 21st century through the use of the SMARTBoard in many classrooms across the country. This interactive electronic whiteboard works with your computer to create a highly motivating teaching tool with endless possibilities. SMART software enables teachers to create dynamic, content rich lessons that foster the various learning modalities of our students, especially visual and kinesthetic.
The first portion of this course will provide an overview or review of the usage of a SMARTBoard via informational PDF files for download as well as tutorial video clips. The main focus of the course will be to allow teachers the opportunity to research the internet to explore the countless resources available to educators with regards to SMARTBoard use. Participants will learn new and exciting ways to enhance their instruction through the use of this technology. In addition, educators will be exposed to pre-made, ready-to-go material for immediate adaptation and use in their classroom. Furthermore, participants will be given the opportunity to create their own lessons for the SMARTBoard using the resources provided. Whether you are a novice or an expert on the use of the SMARTBoard, this course will expose you to a vast variety of resources to fit all grade levels and content areas.
ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only