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The key to the SMART Board interactive whiteboard is touch. Write, erase, move objects and control applications by touching or writing on the interactive whiteboard. You can also write with a pen, erase with your palm and move objects with your finger without having to press buttons, access on-screen menus or replace tools in the Pen Tray. Explore a website, give a science presentation or take a virtual field trip without ever leaving the interactive whiteboard. Because it can interact with a variety of multimedia content and file types, the SMART Board interactive whiteboard can help you improve student motivation and performance by making learning a dynamic classroom experience.

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SMART Boards Why are they so easy to use?

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 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


The SMART Slate 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 SMART Slate, teachers can move freely around the room and students can interact with content straight from their seat.
SMART AirLiner Wireless Slate


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 a virtual keyboard.

iPads in the Classroom

iPod Touch

The iPod Touch is a small, handheld multi-purpose, multi-touch computer device similar to the iPad but functions as a smaller device. Students can also use this device to interact with apps, take pictures and videos with the camera, and listen to music and audio files.

iPod Touch in a 3rd Grade Classroom