Thursday, July 8, 2010

Blog Post 5

Why Smartboards are Dumb Initiative

Mr. Michael Stanton does not believe smartboards are affective in the classroom. He is not a teacher himself, but is highly against them. He feels like teachers will still be in front of the class, and not really interacting with the students. Therefore, smartboards being a use of money and time. If you would like to read his blog. I have attached a link below so you can do so.

Michael Stanton's blog

Why I Hate Interactive Whiteboards

Mr. Bill Ferriter also does not believe in smartboards. He is a teacher, and actually got rid of his after a year of it being in his classroom. He believes it does little to promote independent discovery and collaborative work. If you would like to see more of his blog I have attached a link below.

Bill Ferriter's blog

After reading those two blogs I was starting to get discouraged about the smartboards until I found a site that has multiple blogs from teachers that love to use the smartboards. I personally believe smartboards are a good tool if used correctly. I agree with Michael stanton about it being a waste of our money if the teacher is still using it the old fashion way, but if the teacher gets the child involved, it can be a wonderful teaching tool. I have attached a link to the blog with the teachers that love using the smartboards so you can decide what you think about them. Along with their blogs I have also attached a short video of teachers and students interacting with the smartboard. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

teacher's blog

The Chipper Series and EDM310 for Dummies

These two videos were very comical and entertaining to watch. That makes it a lot easier to get involved and appreciate it. I hope that the videos I have made are as interesting to watch as these are. You can really relate to them and if your in EDM310 then it is nice to know you are not the only one feeling the way you do about the class. I have attached a link to both of these videos, and encourage you to watch them. Especially, if you are in or going to be in EDM310.

Chipper Series and EDM310 for Dummies

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