Pedagogy is a process of organizing the environment, knowledge, information, activities and people. The smart board is an important teaching tool that teachers can use to help their students learn. Providing students with active, hands-on learning using interactive smart board technology is one way that teachers organize the learning environment.
Teachers use the smart board to develop structured learning activities that have a purpose. Children are exposed to ideas, concepts and relationships both in and out of the classroom. Teachers have control over the learning environments to enable children to continue the learning process from additional sources of knowledge other than through the classroom teacher.
In the environment, teachers organize information through the way their students process this information. Prior experience and knowledge are connected by using the interactive smart board as a learning tool. Teachers create a sense of community within the classroom by organizing students into groups around the smart board. This enables students to learn from one while working on group tasks and pursuing learning activities that match each student’s individual style of learning.
Tactile/kinaesthetic learners are able to touch the smart board screen by moving shapes and objects around the board. Individual student learning objectives are achieved when students write important concepts on the smart board. Audio learners benefit by listening to pre-recorded lessons and watching movies to absorb important lessons. Visual learners learn to solve mathematics problems by watching the teacher solve problems using the smart board. Teachers can use writing prompts to explain important language concepts to visual learners.
Teachers can help students to understand their own learning and classroom performance by providing educational opportunities for learning in the classroom environment using the interactive technology of the smart board and through other educational methods. Teachers are challenged to create bridges of understanding between the knowledge expressed through the subject area and the education of student minds.