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SMART Board Basics for Fire Prevention and Education Programs. E. Brene Duggins Fire Educaator Fair Grove Fire Department 2013. Introductions. ….to this!!!. Why Are We Here?. To go from this…. Smartboards and Other Interactive Tools. What is an Interactive Whiteboard?.
Fair Grove Fire Department
A presentation device that interfaces with a computer
Computer images are displayed by a projector where they can be seen and manipulated
Great for demonstrations
A Colorful Tool – eye catching!
Can accommodate different learning styles
All ages respond favorably to use
Distance learning and Communication
Can be used in one computer classrooms/setting
Encourages group interaction
Students with disabilities can use
Can interface with other tools (doc. camera, video camera, slate)
Great for presentations where you need copies of lesson (brainstorming)
Learners show increased motivation and enjoy the interaction the technology offers
It makes the topic come alive
It captures the attention of learners
It enables the use multimedia resources and the internet with a whole group
Presentations and Projects.Present multimedia projects with the whiteboard, controlling the entire presentation without touching a computer keyboard.
Web Streaming and Video.Show streamed or downloaded video clips using programs like Windows Media Player and QuickTime. Clips embedded into multimedia presentation programs can easily be shown as well. The interactive features of the whiteboard allow users to pause, circle, annotate, highlight, and more. Of course, a DVD or VHS player can be connected to the projector, too.
Printing and Saving Notes. Interactive whiteboards let users print or save anything they\'ve written. Teachers can put notes in a file on a shared server for students to download or post notes on a Web page or blog. Notes can also be printed out and distributed, allowing students to participate in the presentation instead of simply copying from the board.
Encouraging Critical Thinking. Interactive whiteboards encourage critical thinking. Imagine using the whiteboard with concept-mapping software. Students\' ideas could be written directly on the whiteboard.
Software with Interactive Tools
SMART Solutions in Public Safety http://smarttech.com/publicsafety
Sparky Matching Smoke Alarm Game http://www.nfpa.org/sparky/matchgame/match_game.html
Play Safe Be Safe Lessons and Activities http://www.playsafebesafe.com/home.shtml
Sparky’s Hunt for Hazards http://www.scholastic.com/firesafety/huntforhomehazards/
Practice Dialing 911