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SMART Boards in the Classroom

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Team Iron TEC 560 Grand Canyon University M Ed. Technology Program

This web quest was designed to help teachers find resources on the Web such as lesson plans, demonstrations, help files and shared resources to assist them in taking advantage of their interactive electronic or SMART Boards.

Teacher Introduction

In this Web Quest teachers will use the internet to learn how to integrate the SMART Board in their classroom.  This Web Quest will introduce teachers to the concept of the interactive white board or SMART Board, give teachers an overview of how to use the SMART Board, give teachers time to search for, adapt and create meaningful lessons using the SMART Board.  We will also address the issue of how to evaluate their students.  The purpose of this Web Quest is to give teachers the background and basic skills to use, and a list of resources on how to incorporate the SMART Board into their classroom after they have completed this activity.


The task. 

Part 1
The Web Quest will help participants answer the following questions:
What is a Smart Board?
What can it do?

How can it be used in the classroom?

What are the benefits of having and using a Smart Board in the classroom?

 White Board in action

Part 2 - Create a meaningful lesson that incorporates the use of a SMARTboard that you can teach to your students after leaving this workshop. The goal is to leave with something you can use tomorrow.
Have fun and be creative

This Web Quest will address the following national standards:                        


National Educational Technology Standards (NETS•T) and Performance Indicators for Teachers


5.  Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership.

    Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their
    school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources.


a.  Participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve
     student learning

b.  Exhibit leadership by demonstrating a vision of technology infusion, participating in shared decision making and
     community building, and developing the leadership and technology skills of others

c.  Evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice on a regular basis to make effective use of
     existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of student learning

d.  Contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession and of their school and