What is the SMART board?
The SMART interactive white board is a touch-sensitive technology which literally transfers your board into an input and output device, it is like connecting your blackboard or writing board to a computer.
The board turns the entire computer system into a touch sensitive screen that allows one to write and transfer what is written directly to the computer.
The smart board gives a presenter or trainer the power to engage the audience or class into active participatory interaction which in turn delivers better productivity.
The key to this experience is touch. You simply touch the surface to select menus and icons. To write notes, pick up a pen, and write with either a pen or your finger. You do not need batteries or special tools.
This is regarded as the best effective way of interacting and engaging with the audience during any presentation using the white board interactive technology.
SMART board connection
Your computer is connected to the board using a USB cable through which the board gets powered, a projector is attached to the PC facing directly to the white board.
The SMART board software
Here we meet the main logic behind the powerfulness of the world’s number one interactive white board
LinQ software: This connects devices quickly.
It ensures the connection between your computer and the projector to control the applications on the white board screen.
Notebook software: For writing, saving and manipulating and preparing presentations.
Create dynamic lessons using notebook software’s gallery of thousands of vibrant, curriculum relevant images, video files and lesson activities
Use colorful pens to write over your lessons, and then convert handwriting to text with the press of the button.
Save files in various formats (e.g., PDF, HTML or as separate image files (e.g. JPEG, PNG, GIF) or record your lessons and then email them to the students for review.
Add hyperlinks to the images, shapes and texts to jump to websites, multimedia files or other notebook pages.
Ink aware: This software lets you write and save in many third party applications including Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel software.
Key features on the white board.
Touch system - Write, erase and perform mouse functions with your finger, a pen or an eraser. Smart pen tray- Pick up a pen or the eraser, and the pen tray automatically detects which tool you’ve selected. Buttons activate the on-screen keyboard, right-click and help function.
Digital ink - Writes in digital ink over applications, website and video.
Save function - Capture your work to SMART board software as a screenshot that you can edit or save
your notes directly into several software applications, including windows version of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel, or autoCAD software.
Durable surface - The hard-coated polyester surface is tear proof, optimized for projection, compatible with dry-eraser markers and easily cleaned with whiteboard cleaner.
Wall-mount bracket - Install your SMART board interactive whiteboard simply and securely.
USB cable-Connect the SMART board interactive whiteboard to your computer.
Expansion slot - Use this interface to add future hardware, such as the systemon button or the unifi 35 projector.
Warranty- Five years upon product registration, two years standard.
Accessories - floor stand, speakers, wireless connections and other accessories are available.
Benefits of the SMART technology
• Provides room for long-distance learning as one can save the whole lecture and send the information across the globe online.
• Provides the ability for video conferencing.
• Presentation friendly functions including a customizable gallery, backgrounds, sound files, adobe, flash images, movies, tools, page templates and more others.
• SMART interactive white board engages students in active learning, supports learning styles and focus attention, giving real life examples.
For over 15 years, SMART board has designed interactive and collaborative products that meet the needs of teachers and students in over 500,000 classrooms worldwide
• It provides room for corrections and adjustments by the presenter.
• Work is done faster and made simpler since there is clarity of all the details provided.
• Faster and easy preparation of presentations both visual and audio