Smart Board In Education

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With the emergence of computer technologies in the field of education, educational institutions have tried to provide students better learning environments by equipping them with the latest technology. This effort has encouraged instructors to use numerous assistive technologies. The technological elements that can be used in the language classrooms are various, but probably smart board interactive white board is the most popular and prevailing one. The smart board interactive white board is defined as: An educational tool including Green Board, White Board, LED Screen and Computer, protecting LED Screen and Computer from outer damages thanks to sliding white board, board being able to extend, including its own computer and software and also…show more content…
According to Bacon (2011), smart boards can promote interaction among the students, the learning materials, and the teacher, and it can contribute to the development of cognitive thinking of students. As Preston and Mowbray (2008) state, the smart board provides teachers and students with a whole new interactive learning environment to share ideas, information, images, animations, audio or video. It also increases students’ engagement and motivation, makes flexible use of teaching materials possible, and promotes enthusiasm for learning. Furthermore, as the teacher can adapt the activities and materials in many different shapes and styles, and these materials can be used in a variety of learning environments, smart boards support different learning styles (Al-Saleem, 2012). Students retain what they’ve learned when their lessons are rich with visual images. Instead of just receiving information in a lecture format, they are actively engaged in constructing their own knowledge. As a result, they master more advanced thinking skills; they share, model and demonstrate what they have learned and, consequently, play the role of a teacher (SMART,…show more content…
They think that smart board-based lessons are more interesting and enjoyable. However, many of the participating teachers express that they spend a great deal of effort and resources in integrating smart boards into their contexts. Amazingly, smart boards are not found to make teachers’ job easier or reduce teachers’ workloads. According to the study of Gashan and Alshumaimeri (2015), the teachers have some negative opinions towards the smart board use although most of the teachers agree that the use of smart boards makes teaching easier and more comfortable for them. Türel and Johnson (2012) express that teachers accept smart board as a powerful and practical technology that facilitates teachers’ instructions and students’ learning, but they are not able to design a social constructivist environment where students can be involved in active and collaborative learning process using the smart board. Bakadam and Asiri, (2012) express that most of the teachers use the smart boards for internet research, and they do not properly invest other features of the smart boards, as a result of their limited knowledge of smart board technology. Emeagwali and Naghdipour (2013) point out, in their study, that most of the participants state that they spend less time with writing and preparing worksheets, and this

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