Smart Boards and Student Response system

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  1. tracytracy

    tracytracy New Member

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    Who uses Smart boards or similar? Do you like them? Are they worth the money? Also, we are looking into Student response systems... handheld "clickers" students vote/answer questions and results are tallied (graded) right away... seems very cool... anyone use these? what brand do you like/dislike?? THOUGHTS??? :eek::eek:
     
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  3. gottagoodgig

    gottagoodgig Companion

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    I have a Smartboard and LOVE it. I don't exactly know how much it cost...but I use it daily and think that it's a wonderful tool for reaching kids in a way that traditional means may not. My students look forward to Smartboard time, are engaged, love to show what they know, etc. There are a ZILLION awesome activities, lessons, websites, etc. to support virtually any subject, skill, theme, etc.

    Coupled with my document camera, I can't imagine teaching without this technology!

    We do have a student response system (1 for the school) that we could check out and use. I have never used it....

    Good luck!
     
  4. Ima Teacher

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    Everyone in our school has a SmartClassroom. It comes with a SmartBoard, projector, computer & internet, document camera, audio enhancement system, student responders, wireless slate, presentation remote, printer, and VCR/DVD player & cable.

    I love it! This was my third year with a SmartClassroom and my fourth year with a SmartBoard. My clickers are starting to wear out. I haven't had enough to use a full classroom set all year, and I've been lost without them. I hope to get new ones over the summer.
     

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