Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Kindergartners learn with smart board

The Smartboard is my favorite form of technology. It is my favorite because of it's
many benefits in an early childhood classroom. While I have used it in pre-k, I
believe the benefits of the Smartboard could extend to upper grades as well. It helps
teach to all types of different types of  learners. It has sound for audio learners, it is
very visual for visual learners, and children can get up and move things around for
those kinesthetic learners. Just as the children in the video are eager, the children that
I watch daily are eager.
There are many different websites that contain programs that can be downloaded.
These  programs can be used in addition to the programs that are already programed
in the Smartboard by a company called Hatch. Hatch specializes in early childhood
learning. Below is a link where you can learn a little about the Hatch Smartboard.


  1. I taught 1st grade for 6 years, and I agree, the kids were more excited about the Smartboard than I was. It is great for those visual learners. It helped improve my test scores drastically. I am going to try Hatch. Thanks!

  2. I am a huge fan of the Smartboard as well. I love the fact that it is user friendly for any grade. I teach 1st and 5th graders in Special Education and they enjoy this wonderful hands-on tool!

  3. Hi! I haven't thought about using interactive whiteboards with the younger kiddos, but there really is so much they can do. I especially like practicing letter writing...very cool! Thanks for posting!

  4. Smartboards are a great resource- no matter what the age! I am glad to hear that you use it with your preschool children. It is an excellent way to keep the engaged and interactive with your lessons!