On Friday, October 11th, faculty from Education and Human Services had a first-hand look at SMART’s LightRaise™ touch projectors.
|Glenda Moss uses projector while Johnson, Narayan,Columbus |
and Johnson look on. Photo: Ted Sanders
According to SMART’s website, the LightRaise™ enables educators to deliver engaging and collaborative content and gives students the ability to interact with material in richer, more engaging ways.
The projector can turn almost any surface, including a dry-erase whiteboard, into an interactive, small-group, collaborative learning space. The projectors have been installed in two classrooms in building one with possibly more in the future.
Associate Professor, Dr. Ratna Narayan and Assistant Professor, Dr. Gwendolyn Johnson, will be the first instructors on campus to use the new SMART-enabled classrooms. Narayan said, "I enjoyed it (the training) and am looking forward to using it with our students." Teacher Education and Administration program chair, Dr. Glenda Moss also attended and expressed the importance of integrating technology future teachers will use into the instructional program. She stated, “We know our teacher education students will encounter this technology in the future, so it’s important for them to be comfortable using it today.”
|Patti Postel looks on while Dean Santos-Hatchett |
uses the projector. Photo: Ted Sanders
Dr. Sheryl Santos-Hatchett, Dean of Education and Human Services also had an opportunity to try out the product. She said, "It can be used to teach content lessons, create new materials on the spot, conduct group conversations with input that can be easily edited, proofed, and even printed from the Smart Board. It is an amazing teaching tool."