A lifetime ago, in 1974 when I first started teaching, nothing happened without chalk and a blackboard. You can just imagine the excitement when colored chalk started hitting the shelves.
Then, in the 1980s, we celebrated the introduction of the overhead projector. We learned to live with rainbow-colored hands as the price we paid for having to recycle transparency sheets.
Less than ten years ago, an ELMO appeared in my classroom. No, not the Sesame Street character. An electronic visual presenter that let me show anything, anytime, anywhere just by popping it under the lamp.
And just when I thought I’d reached teacher heaven, along came the SMART board to push me right past the pearly gates.
People choose the SMART Board interactive whiteboard because it helps energize presentations and motivate learners. In 1991, it was the world’s first interactive whiteboard. Today, it is the world’s leading interactive whiteboard. Combining the simplicity of a whiteboard with the power of a computer, the SMART Board interactive whiteboard engages students and audiences around the world.
The touch-sensitive display connects to your computer and digital projector to show your computer image. You can then control computer applications directly from the display, write notes in digital ink and save your work to share later.
Best of all, the full-featured SMART Board interactive whiteboard is incredibly easy to use. If you can use a computer, you can use a SMART Board interactive whiteboard.
It revolutionized the way I teach writing, and the kids are totally engaged when I use it. And now, this truly smart SMART group is making it possible for teachers who don’t have a board to win one.
SMART Technologies is proud to announce the launch of “SMART Love of Learning.”
It acknowledges and celebrates all of the teachers who have impacted individuals around the world, and it all comes down to one simple question: “Who do you think is the best teacher in the world?”
Follow the link below to the Facebook group to enter to WIN a SMART Board interactive whiteboard for your child’s school or a school of your choice! (simply click on the “WIN” tab to
• The Parent’s Toolkit gives tips to those parents who want to raise money so they can get a SMART Board interactive whiteboard for their school.
• Enter the contest and share in the discussion!
Love of Learning Facebook Group