The latest interactive, multimedia tools SMART Boards are helping to revolutionize educational establishments throughout Canada.
Bizzarely, even though the technology was created in Canada nearly 15 years ago, whiteboards here in Canada are only just catching on. In England, for instance, there is a mandate that whiteboards (a version of the SMART Boards) should be deployed in every classroom by 2009.
The technology is highly adaptable and it can be used from kindergarten right through to post-secondary education. Sharp-eyed viewers may even have spotted the use of SMART Board technology which often appears in the hit TV series CSI to showcase suspects.
What is the learning curve for teachers?
In short, low threshold and high ceiling. Teachers can start using it the same way that they use their blackboard except that, at the end of the day, the lesson can be saved and not erased. This can then be used to help absent students or for self-reflection.
A workshop to demonstrate the terrific benefits that the whiteboard technology offers was held recently in Peterborough, Ontario by Toronto-based audio visual specialists Advanced Inc. as part of their PD (Professional Development Series) showcase tour.
Join the whiteboard revolution with Advanced Inc.
The SMART Board interactive whiteboard is used to teach over 18 million students in more than 600,000 classrooms in more than 100 countries worldwide. If you want to know how you can join the SMART whiteboard revolution, contact Advanced Inc. now or call (800) 436-6239.