Sunday, January 24, 2010

SMART board reading

I found the teacher preparation section of the reading to be especially interesting. In the section concerning the observations from the United Kingdom it was stated that teachers felt that lesson preparation was reduced when using the smart board technology. I can see this going both ways. On one hand, the smart board can save time when creating resources for a lesson such as the number card example given in the reading. It would also be easy to save and adjust smart board lessons for future use. However, at the same time, I feel that to create a truly effective lesson on a smart board it would be very time-consuming. There are so many choices and possibilities when adding multi-media and interactive aspects that I feel like it could take a long time to put everything together. I guess we will find out when we start creating our own smart board lessons next week!

1 comment:

Katie Bell said...

The section you commented on was one that I found particularly interesting also! Teachers have so many things they have to deal with outside planning lessons. If saving time is something that smart board technology brings, then I strongly believe it's important in all classrooms. Then again you make a great point saying a truly effective lesson using smart board will require a lot of time. Hopefully when we start to create our own lesson plans we will be able to get a feel for it ourselves!