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  1. Technology in Education:The Use of Interactive White Boards in the Foreign Language Classroom by Alex Draughan Brooke Hayworth

  2. History and Evolution • Overhead projector • Screen projector with computer access • Interactive white boards

  3. Advantages • Visibility • Mobility • Student participation • Assessment • Motivation and interest • Learning needs (hands-on, visual, auditory) • Web quests and teacher planning/organization • Diverse needs • Technology--Responsibility and Accessibility • Constructive Learning • Flexibility--Spontaneity or Structure

  4. Options • Small/large class • Wall mounted/rollers • Individual controllers • Audio system with microphone • Writing boards • All ages, subjects, levels

  5. Case studies & researchhttp://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-US/Products/SMART+Boards/Front+Projection/Case+studies.htm • Lotus Gardens Primary School Overcomes obstacles to learning • Mammoth-San Manuel Unified School District Teacher helps struggling students drastically improve their reading skills using a SMART Board interactive whiteboard in their classroom. • The Business Academy The Business Academy meets its objective to boost student achievement using interactive whiteboards. • Fairfax County Public Schools One of the largest school districts in the United States integrates the SMART Board interactive whiteboard into their technology plans • The Bridge School Special education school finds an interactive whiteboard that all students can use, even those who can’t hold a pen • Richardson Primary School Richardson Primary enhances teaching and learning beyond all expectations using SMART Board interactive whiteboards. • Monroe #1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Trainer inspires teachers to spice up lessons across 10 school districts with interactive technology • The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind One of America’s largest special needs schools standardises on SMART products • Gloucester City Public Schools Maths scores grow by 16 percentage points with SMART products. • Jennings School District School district raises student achievement by implementing a technology standard and focusing on teacher training. • Kearsney College SMART Board interactive whiteboards have a significant impact on students, specifically in their science matriculation scores.

  6. "As a special education teacher, I have seen a difference in my student's interest and performance levels during lessons. Since we've started using the SMART board interactive whiteboard, the children are picking up the skills faster and are more excited about learning. They are now interactively involved with their learning." Carl DaileySpecial Education Teacher Cold Springs Elementary School Gloucester City, NJ, United States “With SMART Board interactive whiteboards in classrooms at the Defense Language Institute, the U.S. military has made the world’s best language training even better. The switch to SMART Board interactive whiteboards has greatly improved the learning proficiency of students from all branches of the armed services and is saving taxpayers thousands of dollars in training time and resources.” Alvin J. Holbrook, Jr.SFC, U.S. Army, RetiredMilitary Language InstructorDefense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Presidio of Monterey, CA, United States Testimonies

  7. L2 Classroom • Template downloads and L1 content lesson plans: • http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/SmartBoard/smartboardindex.htm • Foreign Language ideas and L1 lessons: • http://www.waukesha.k12.wi.us/WIT/SmartBoard/specificapps.htm • Ideas: communication arts: • http://www.eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/#6 • Using Interactive White boards with Modern Languages: • http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/mfle/creativeteaching/interactivewhiteboards/howtousewhiteboards.asp

  8. Technology in Education:The Use of Interactive White Boards in the Foreign Language Classroom by Alex Draughan Brooke Hayworth