Thursday, January 13, 2011

Now presenting.....SMART technology

I have an announcement....I have a SMARTboard in my classroom!!! It has been coming for a while but it was finally put up and my projector finally mounted! I am very excited to begin using it and am ready for ideas. Anyone have good ones for senior ELA or History, Career Ed., or Psychology? I have been on the  SMARTexchange website and have gotten a few good ones from there. I know I will be creating some of my own as well, but since exam week is quickly approaching I was wondering if anyone had some ready-made 'gooders'.

My technology-enabled classroom is really coming together and I am looking forward to my future of infusion. My curriculum can be enhanced so much more with this technology. It may not be used EVERY class, but there is definitely ways that it will be used DAILY. My students will be able to get out of their seats and interact finally, allowing them to engage in their learning. I have already used it for reviews and for videos, but I am hoping within the next few weeks (when semester two beings), that I will have more time to develop more engaging lessons. My other goal is to get our staffs' less-technology friendly individuals, more excited about the SMARTboard and comfortable seeing how it can be incorporated into daily life in the classroom.

I will let you know how it goes, and hopefully post some lessons once I have made them.