As a teacher there are a lot beneficial aspects to using SMART technology in the classroom. It is a great new advance that teachers can use to reach more students. By this I mean if a student is more of a visual learner, it allows me to show them pictures and videos of problems. But if a student is a hands on kind of learner, I can still have them come up to the board and do out a problem. There are a lot of other great benefits to these boards such as, they’re environmentally friendly, they increase student participation, and they have online resources.
While SMART boards and other interactive white boards are helpful in all classes, they are especially helpful in a math class. Which is why I will be using them in my classroom. It allows me to easily access a video so my students can have another example of how to do a problem, it allows me to have a student come up to the board and write out a problem, and it also allows me to show things in a different perspective than a paper would allow me to do. I can show things like three dimensional shapes so students can get a better understanding of how math works. But one of my favorite things about the SMART boards is that I can stand in the front of the classroom and have my students collaboratively tell me how to do the problem so they can not only work together but I can see where my students are struggling and where they are thriving so I can go in and fine tune all of the things that need to be worked on and not the things that my students have down pat.