SMART board training

Overview

This is a one-hour introductory session on what a SMART board can do and how you can use it to enhance your teaching in the classroom.

SMART boards (also known as interactive whiteboards) can be used to display something on a screen or allow user interaction via means of 'digital pointers'. They can be used to capture classroom based discussions, and allow flexibility in terms of using software specific to mind mapping or digital flipcharts and, using the connectivity of a computer, they allow information displayed to be saved and modified at a later date, or printed for the class convenience.

SMART boards are available in a number of locations throughout DIT and if you are timetabled to teach in a room which is SMART-board enabled you are strongly encouraged to come along to this session.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of the uses of a SMART board in a class room
  • adapt the software for teaching your particular discipline / subject
Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for all academic staff, particularly lecturers teaching in a room equipped with a SMART board.

Links to DIT Institutional Objectives

This workshop is considered to support the following DIT institutional objectives:

  • Develop the curriculum
  • Develop and support teaching excellence
  • Develop key skills & competencies in students
  • Promote diversity of learning opportunities
Any pre-requisites / advance preparation required?

There are no pre-requisites for this workshop. However, participants may like to review the SMART board information provided by the suppliers, www.gointeractive.ie

Facilitated by?

This workshop is facilitated by staff of the DIT Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre.