I am supposed to be utilizing a smart board with my students everyday in science class. I have had one for 3 years and am not impressed. They were sold to the school under the premise of keeping the students more engaged. The result would eventually be higher performing students. Once the "new" wore off, I have not seen any increase in student interest.
Old fashioned, engaging, hands on lessons still work for my students. We did this one about 2 weeks ago and it was a blast. Yes, that is me in the blue shirt and that is one of my students in the cardboard boat. Studying the Scientific Process.
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