I am enamored with Smart Boards. I teach with them daily, train other teachers in their effective use, and have recently become certified as a Smart Board Trainer after attending Smart Certification Training. I find the presence of the interactive white board in the classroom to be a game changer, allowing for an entirely new type of teaching where the teacher collects various types of media including text, pictures, videos, and links as well as interactive activities for the students to perform in order to effectively engage many different types of learners. I have already blogged about Smart Boards and posted a video recording of my own webinar on Maximizing the Smart Board which I gave as a part of Yeshiva University's Institute for University-School Partnership.
I would like to share with you 2 additional webinars on the Smart Board being offered by the Institute for University School Partnership in the near future. The first is entitled: Integrating Multimedia into Smart Board Lessons – For Advanced Smart Board Users and is being given by Mrs. Judy Cahn on Tuesday, April 13, 4:00-4:45 pm EST. Click here to register for this webinar. The second is on: Using the Smart Board for Gemara Instruction and is being given by Rabbi Asher Stern on Wednesday, April 28, 5:15-6:00 pm EST. Click here to register for this event. All webinar participants are encouraged to use a webcam and/or microphone to maximize the interactivity of these online events.