As you may know, Tequipment trains teachers how to use the SMART Board and Notebook software. But did you know that, besides having courses for teachers, we offer courses for administrators, too.
Administrator Track sessions helps identify and analyze not just the teachers’ lessons with the SMART Board, but the students’ engagement in those lessons.
One part of the Administrator Track is Planning and Designing Engaging Learning Environments and Experiences. This session focuses on the experiences of the student and their environment.
To help teachers create a more engaging environment, we provide a list of websites for classroom design. This can help teachers find the best arrangement for their desks to maximize the students’ exposure to the SMART Board.
Here are some examples (These sites may not specifically use a SMART Board as an item, but you can use a blackboard or movable dry-erase board in its place):
- Scholastic’s Teacher Page
- 4Teachers has a detailed classroom design tool.
- Lake Shore Learning even gives a cost analysis of certain set-ups. One warning, they primarily use stuff from their catalogs, but you’ll get the idea.
Let us know if you know of any other great tools to help out teachers and their students in finding the best way of setting-up the classroom.