Smart Board In Education

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Today, technology plays key roles in the world of education. It is almost in everywhere the teachers are accessible to technology. One of the important uses of technology is in teaching and learning a great number of subjects, including languages. (Ishtaiwa & Shana, 2011) The technological elements that an EFL teacher can use in the classroom are various, but probably smart board, or smart board interactive white board to give its full name, is the most inclusive one which covers auditory and visual facilities together with the internet connection. A smart board is a large, touch-sensitive board that is hanged on a wall and connected to a computer, or mostly a fixed computer inside. Any software or files that are available on the computer can…show more content…
As one of the advantages of the use of smart board in the classroom, Frankova (2011) claims that smart board can bring interaction between pupil and teaching aid, a different way of gathering the knowledge by the students, and it can contribute to the development of cognitive thinking of students. The use of smart board affects learning in several ways, such as increasing the level of student engagement and motivation in a classroom, making flexible use of teaching materials possible, and promoting enthusiasm for learning. (Bacon…show more content…
The studies of Matthews-Aydinli and Elaziz (2010) explore the attitudes and opinions of EFL teachers in Turkey on the use of smart board technology. Findings indicates that teachers express positive attitudes towards the smart board technology. However, many of the participant teachers expressed that they spend a lot of efforts and resources in integrating smart boards into their contexts. Surprisingly, smart boards are found to make teachers’ job “not easier” in terms of relieving teachers’ workloads. Gashan and Alshumaimeri (2015) search the attitudes of secondary school teachers toward the use of the smart boards in classrooms. Although, analysis of the teachers’ responses reveals some negative opinions toward the smart board use, most of the teachers agree positively that the use of smart board does not scare them but, rather, makes teaching more
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