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Educational Technology

Classroom Technologies

Smartboard imageSMARTBoard
SMARTboard uses in the classroom environment may include many types of lessons from virtual dissecting a frog in your biology classroom, to a virtual tour in your music class. Having a SMARTboard in your classroom only enhances what students can learn because it gives the hands on experience.
SMARTPodium
The SMARTPodium is an interactive monitor for cursor movement capture. It uses SMART Board software to write and highlight notes over any computer application during presentations and lessons. The Smart Notebook software, is bundled with the interactive monitor which allows you to prepare materials for presentation in advance.
SMARTTV
The SMARTTV has a built-in iQ technology that puts everything you need in one place, available at the touch of a finger. There is no need for wires and cables. The embedded computer offers one-touch access to the robust suite SMART Learning Suite applications for interactive lessons, game-based activities and online co-creation. There's also access to collaboration tools, like the built-in web browser and wireless screen sharing.
echo360 logoEcho 360
The Echo 360 is a Lecture Capture System. The system enables faculty to record audio, course visual, and optional video for students to review in digital format. This provides students with a powerful tool that can be used for review, or to supplement materials covered in class, or to provide instruction that is entirely web-based. Students will have the ability to seek forward or back in a presentation to particular segments of the captured session. The captures can be viewed via a web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari), and/or be downloaded to a computer for mobile device.

clicker imageClassroom Response System (Clicker)
A classroom response system (sometimes called a personal response system, student response system, or audience response system) is a set of hardware and software that facilitates teaching activities such as the following:

 

  • A teacher poses a multiple-choice question to his or her students via an overhead or computer projector.
  • Each student submits an answer to the question using a handheld transmitter (a “clicker”) that beams a radio-frequency signal to a receiver attached to the teacher’s computer.
  • Software on the teacher’s computer collects the students’ answers and produces a bar chart showing the results of the answer choices.
  • The teacher makes “on the fly” instructional choices in response to the bar chart by, for example, leading students in a discussion of the merits of each answer choice or asking students to discuss the question in small groups.
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