Smartboard?? More like waste of money board..
So I am so annoyed by my SMARTboard. It has done nothing special for my classroom. Maybe I don't know the potential it could have in my class, but so far it's just a fancy projector that you can write on.
Every freakin time I add notes with the "pens" it dissapears.. why?! Why am I being punished? I actually wish I had an overhead projector.. those things never deleted its own work.. so reliable.
Sure it's convenient to turn on the board and play a video.. but the division could have just bought projectors and a projector screen for each classroom instead. It would have been way cheaper.
I see no need for the SMARTboard.. the students screw around with it.. can't really trust them with expensive equipment.. especially the middle years.. if I wanted to use games in the class, I would go to the computer lab and have each kid log on themselves.. The smart notebook program is only accessible at school, so I can't even make presentations at home. Again.. it's just another version of powerpoint that has some fancy flash objects...
Let's get with the times.. install a web cam in the smartboard.. interact with other classrooms across the world.. or something..
That's my rant on smartboards.. tell me if I'm wrong..
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