The first thing as an techno educator is learning how to use technology in your classroom.
Lets start with The "SMART" board......
Teachers might say what is a smart board? Well a SMART board can vary in lengths, shapes, types, colors, brands, and prices!! According to Wise Geek- A SMART board usually refers to a specific brand of electronic whiteboards made by a company called SMARTTechnologies, but the term is increasingly being used to refer any brand of electronic whiteboard. Usually a smart board looks similar to a regular white board but the difference is that smart boards will allow you to become interactive with them. You are able to project items on the white board ( with a LCD projector, most come installed with the smart board) and they become a multimedia station on wheels.
Many times educators receive "SMART" boards in their classroom by their districts or donations from non-profit organizations but often times teachers are clueless on how to use them. Recently I did a poll on whether or not smart boards were an effective teaching tool. 70% of the surveryers stated that if they knew how to use the technology it would be an effective tool.
How do we use SMART BOARDS? 1. Find out the name of your "smart board" 2. Go to that particular company's website and locate the useful tip page or resources page. 3. Go to youtube and watch demonstrations on how to use certain functions on your smart board 4. Power that baby UP 5. Dont be afraid, mistake are going to be made.
My name is Kimberly Lane and I am a Blended Learning Specialist.
I LOVE educating teachers! I love having the ability to help teachers reach that pivotal moment in their lesson by integrating technology into the classroom. I love how I can help teachers make technology meaningful in their classrooms. YOU CAN BE A TECHNO EDUCATOR ALSO!! A Techno Educator is someone who is excited about technology, who does not fear technology, likes to solve software problems, likes to teach with technology, and is a 21st century learner.