Teacher Review for SMART Notebook

SMART Notebook: Hasn't Really Changed since I used it as a Student

My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Practice
Small group
How I Use It
I explored various SMART Notebook applications and was very displeased with the results. It has not updated since 2009 on the application. Most of the other programs did not work on the newer touch screen whiteboards. I could see using touch screens for many activities, but not SMARt Notebook.
My Take
As an Early Childhood Education Undergraduate student, I did not see a value in implementing this technology in the classroom. It was hard to navigate and use. I want technology to be a help, not a hindrance. I could not get the programs to work in an effective manner that could benefit the classroom.