12 Ways to Use Student Devices in Instruction

Post in Uncategorized by Keriann Grandazza on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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The new SMART Learning Suite and SMART interactive flat panel displays offer several different ways to integrate student devices into instruction. As we learned from the Teaching, Technology, and Learning research conducted by Filigree Consulting, achieving successful outcomes for students comes from the combination of teaching best practices and frequent technology use. Here are 12 ways that SMART products can help you integrate student devices into your instruction to support these types of outcomes.

Game-Based Learning

According to the TTL Research study, 66% of students had positive success when game-based learning (or GBL for short) was used daily in their lessons. That success was based on performance on standardized tests, social and emotional skills development, visible learning practice, and collaboration.

Here are a few ways in which GBL elements can be included in lessons using SMART lab and SMART Notebook.

  1. Shout It Out
    This brainstorming activity is a great way to lead into a lesson, or recap a lesson for recall. Teachers can control how many contributions come from an individual student, as well as control whether or not contributions are anonymous.
  2. Super Sort
    Going over nouns and verbs? Have two students come up to the board and sort through the nouns and verbs. If they get it wrong the words will be spit back into the open!labtheme2
  3. Rank Order
    This ranking activity is a great way to review numbers, object sizes, and distances. Reviewing time? Have your students rank a custom set of time from earliest to latest. Add in the timer and add some excitement to your lesson.
  4. Fill in the Blank
    Write a sentence with up to ten blank spaces, and watch as your students drag the correct words into the missing spots!
  5. Monster Quiz
    A mobile device-enabled game, Monster Quiz engages students through competition and teamwork. Using mobile devices, students can help their team grow lovable monster characters by correctly answering teacher prepared questions.  

You can see some of these features in action in our Game-Based Learning Video.

Mobile Assessments

According to the TTL Research study, 67% of students had positive success when assessment software was used daily in their lessons. Success was measured based on performance on standardized tests, social and emotional skills development, visible learning practice, and collaboration.

With SMART Response, you have a surplus of options to add personalization and flexibility to your quizzes. Teachers are able to choose from array of options such as multiple choice, short answer and true/false. Teachers can also use images for questions or for answers.

Here are a few ways in which you can incorporate assessment software using SMART Response into your lessons.

  1. Assessing Prior Knowledge
    Do you want to test your students prior knowledge on a subject? Use SMART Response to evaluate what their level of understanding is on a certain topic.
  2. Quizzes
    Do you want to see if your student completed their homework from the night before? Create a quick quiz to test their knowledge on previously assigned work.
  3. Exit Tickets
    Are your students understanding the lesson being taught? Create a exit quiz to evaluate what students understand and what students may be missing.

After you use SMART Response, don’t forget to export the results to an excel file for easy review!

Multi-way Digital Whiteboarding

With the increasing number of student devices within the classroom, many teachers are looking for ways to incorporate these devices into their lessons to create 21st century learners. SMART kapp iQ allows for students to contribute directly to the SMART Board from their device.

Here are a few ways in which multi-way digital whiteboarding can be included in your lesson.

  1. Infinite Whiteboard Space
    Tired of running out of room on your whiteboard? Now teachers have access to infinite whiteboard space that allows students to contribute on directly from their devices at any location.
  2. Screen Sharing
    Screen sharing allows for student lead discussions using the content shared from their individual devices. Up to four students can easily present book reports, science experiment results, or any other information that they have prepared simultaneously on the display.

You can learn more about the SMART kapp iQ in this short video.

Collaborative Projects

The TTL Research study also found that 68% of students had positive success when Student Co-Creation Software was used daily in their lessons. Success measures were based on performance on standardized tests, social and emotional skills development, visible learning practice, and collaboration.

Here are a few ways in which student co-creation elements can be incl1c187a3buded in lessons using SMART amp and SMART Notebook.

  1. Assigning a group project? Using SMART amp teachers are able share a workspace to a specific group allowing students to work in this workspace from their personal devices wherever, whenever they want simultaneously.
  2. Having a student share there work with the class? Pass control to the students to allow them explain and share their workspace from the contort of their own desk.

 

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