Mr P's SMART Board

One teacher's record of the implementation of a SMART Board Interactive whiteboard into a primary school classroom. For links see the Simply Science FURL. For science education try Simply Science site. For ICT check out My Other Blog. For one with the lot then go to my Suprglu archive.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

A New Year Begins

I should have done this earlier however as always I get distracted and then it is only when you can't get to sleep at 5AM that you finally get around to posting again. The new school year has started again however and with it comes a whole new set of challenges. Because we are not a totally IWB school, (we have four boards at present), most of the students that have come into my room have had minimal exposure to a SmartBoard so for lots it is back to the basics. This of course means the usual,
  • children resting their hand on the board and pen not working
  • children not pressing hard enough and writing in "dotted letters"
  • children trying to fix up their writing which throws the text recognition into all sorts of wierd variations
  • children whose fingers seem covered by some magic coating that causes them to jump as they drag things across the board
  • children whose shadows are totally out of proportion to their body shape and seem to expand and move around independently of them so that wherever the child stands, the shadow covers the part of the board they are working on
  • and the rest
Suffice to say however they are all suitably impressed to be as one child put it "in the Smart Room".


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