Technology is a driving force in smarter education, opening many doors and preparing students for what lies ahead, enabling greater differentiation, individualized learning, integration into the real world, and varied evaluations. Smarter education must use the most advanced tools and techniques available to prepare students for their future and must be incorporated into how teachers teach and evaluate students.
The wide range of “smart-boards” used in classrooms is a step beyond interactive projectors. These digital displays remove information from the wall and place it on tables. Some smartboards operate with real or digital markers just like a whiteboard, allowing a person to write on them. By recording what is written or turning a digital marker line into a tangible visual element, smart-boards then surpass their simple whiteboard ancestors.
These board screens, like the imagination, are as limitless. Students can manipulate images, guide an online exploration, or control a camera. Even better, they can be mirrored online, opening up engagement with access to the signal to students anywhere. Teaching has always been one of the most difficult professions due to the effort that teachers are making to provide students with information. To facilitate their hard work in smarter education, teachers use different tools; one of which is the writing board, the oldest and best known tool. The board is the classroom’s most important tool; sometimes it is the only tool used by the teacher to explain their subject matter. The smart board is one of the latest advances in educational tools; it is basically a large monitor that is connected to a computer and works with a projector.
It can easily display images and any data stored on the computer or available on the Internet. The smart board is a huge touch screen; like any modern tablet or mobile that works by touch, reacting to open, turn off, write, and other commands. It works easily with the fingers or the smart pen; teachers can write on it, solve math exercises, draw, open files and folders, or play videos, as well as any other tasks that a teacher needs to perform while teaching.
During a class, the smart broad does not require the lesson to be written; the lesson would already be stored on the computer for immediate display on the board whenever necessary. Moreover, after display, the lessons need not be erased, but can be displayed again whenever the teacher wishes. The smart board has several features to adjust the resolution of the display, the colors and the size of the images displayed. This allows the teacher to make the lessons more attractive and understandable by using cheerful colors, illustrations, and educational films that facilitate the educational process, especially for young students. The smart board is not limited to smarter education techniques but extended.
Recently, school exams have changed, particularly international ones. Multiple choice questions are now more prevalent than essaying questions that require a lot of writing; as a result, the marking examination process has also changed. The machine is a scanner that reads the answers; through a program fed with the correct answers specifically designed for this machine, it can detect the correct answers from the wrong ones. This correction machine saves time and effort; the marking accuracy is also guaranteed. Its only drawback is that it can not be used with all kinds of questions; it is applied only for questions of multiple choices.
Laptops, tablets, phones, and more
For more than a decade, laptops, tablets, phones, and more students have been using computers to take notes in class. Tablets and phones have the same capacity and are even more portable. These devices are particularly important where teachers have experimented with “flipped classrooms,” a system of education in which students watch videos of lectures outside the classroom and perform class assignments. In order to expand opportunities for students to work together, individual digital devices can also be networked or connected to the tech infrastructure of a classroom.
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