Smart Boards Bring Exciting Tech to EI Classrooms

Smart Boards Bring Exciting Tech to EI Classrooms

Since school started in September, there has been excitement in the air in East Islip’s schools revolving around the installation of Smart Boards in every classroom. This new technology was quickly embraced by teachers, who have utilized the boards in classroom instruction and lessons for everything from mathematics and literacy to music.

“Our students are engaged with writing, math, and art lessons through the use of the interactive Smart Boards,” said John F. Kennedy Elementary School Principal Deborah Smith. “Easy access to videos to highlight content area has increased students’ interest and participation. It is wonderful how much the teachers have been exploring the various applications the boards have to offer.”

In elementary band classes, East Islip student-musicians have taken advantage of a new program on the Smart Board called Smart Music. Lesson books are uploaded to the program, which follows along with a cursor while playing background accompaniment. This program also has an assessment component.