Is your district Promethean or SMART?

Interactive whiteboards are an exciting addition to many classrooms. These whiteboards capture student attention, can be a behavior modification tool, and increase the level of activity in the classroom.

How do I know this? Because I used the interactive whiteboard in my classroom and saw all of these results. My elementary students loved using the interactive whiteboard on the first day of school all the way through the last day of school. It wasn’t a novelty and they never tired of it…

Which board did I have? The SMART Board 580. Every classroom at my school, Varennes Elementary in Anderson District 5, had a SMART Board in the classroom. We were fortunate and I think our students benefitted tremendously…

But here I am in Greenville County now and we have just begun a district-wide initiative using Promethean Boards…

My favorite question is… “Which do you like better, Promethean or SMART?”

The answer is simple… it is personal preference. Comparing these two is like comparing Coke and Pepsi, Chevy and Ford, Clemson and… well, who can I compare Clemson with???

SMART uses resistive technology while Promethean uses electromagnetic technology. SMART allows the user to use their pen or their finger to manipulate objects while Promethean uses the pen. Both companies have powerful software loaded with activities and features.

When it comes down to it… both companies are out to accomplish the same goals… increasing the level of interactivity and changing the dynamics of the classroom.

So which do I like better? Ask me when you see me…

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