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New Technology

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 1, 2011 by Wendy Pittman

I really do love technology even though I have not had the opportunity to use it much in my classroom.  We just do not have the funding.  However, I have seen how students react to technology, and witnessed first hand what technology can do in a classroom.  One of my best friends has a smartboard in his classroom, and he uses it everyday.  There are so many things you can do with a smartboard to enhance your students learning experience.  Now, smart technologies has  a new product called the “smart table interactive learning center.”  I would really love to have a smart table in my classroom!  I know they are really expensive, much more than a smart board, and I’m sure I won’t be getting one any time soon.  However, I think it would be wonderful to have access to one.  First, it is a small table, which is good because my room is very tiny.  Next, it accommodates up to 4 users, which is also good because I take groups of four when I teach reading.  Furthermore, there are 28 reading and language arts applications designed for the table for grades k-3, which are the grade levels I work with.  The applications cover interactive story time, phonemic awareness, parts of speech, rhyming words, alphabet skills, CVC/CVCC words, word sorts, word blends and various comprehension activities.   Lastly, I think the table would be great because it allows students to work collaboratively and would be a highly motivational tool in any classroom!


 Here is a link to the smart technologies website.