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There is a lot of talk regarding SMARTboards in the classroom. Almost every college, grade school and high school has at least half a dozen classrooms that are equipped with a SMARTboard. However, despite all the talk and buzz regarding these highly technical chalkboards, many people still do not know exactly what a SMARTboards do.
Here’s a look at some of the features of a SMARTboard that makes them so highly desirable by classroom all across the world.
Works Like a Chalkboard
A SMARTboard can be used exactly like a chalkboard. The only difference is instead of using chalk to write you use a digital ink pen. These ink pens can come in a number of different colors and can be used to write anything on the SMARTboard. There is a small sensor in the tip of the pen that reads what is being written and projects it onto the board.
Erase Mistakes With a Wave of Your Hand
Another feature that is similar to a traditional chalkboard is the digital eraser. This is a small bar that can be used just like an eraser. When it is time to clear the board or erase a mistake, you lift the bar and wipe it across to remove the writing on the board.
The SMARTboard has an on-screen keyboard that can be brought up onto the screen with a touch of a button. This keyboard allows teachers to type out information so students can read it. This information can also be converted into emails or documents that students can later access and reference when studying.