Briargate Elementary

Technology Talk


The Nook Color is a multi-touch tablet computer/e-reader that allows users to read electronic books, magazines, newspapers, and children's picture books. The Nook is designed and supported by Barnes and Noble. Books, magazines, newspapers, and children's books can be downloaded and purchased from the Barnes and Nobles website. Meet with your campus librarian to request literature and apps for the Nook. The Nook is a user-friendly tool that students can use to facilitate learning experiences in reading groups, literature circles, and literacy stations within your classroom.

Nook Color introduction


The iPad is a tablet computer that allows students to interact with apps, take photos, shoot video, and browse the web. The iPad has a multi-touch screen and virtual keyboard.

iPads in the Classroom

Smart Notebook 11.3

With SMART Notebook software you can capture all your notes, screenshots, images and videos to a single file that can be opened in both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Discover free, ready-to-use educational resources on the SMART Exchange website. This vibrant online community makes it easy for you to quickly find, evaluate, download and share a variety of classroom-relevant content.

SMART Notebook 11

SMART AIrliner

The SMART Airliner is a wireless slate that puts the interactive features of a SMART Board in the hands of students and teachers. Users can interact with computer applications, websites, and SMART Notebook content. With the airliner, teachers can move freely around the room and students can interact with content straight from their seat.

SMART AirLiner Wireless Slate

SMART Response Clickers

SMART Response (formerly called Senteos) is an interactive system (nicknamed “clickers”) designed to enhance learning. They can be used for formal assessment, after setting up a class list. They can also be used informally, gathering answers in an anonymous mode. Questions can be displayed and answered from any display source; a SMART Board is not required to use the capabilities of the system.

SMART Response Clicker Tutorial