ERIC Number: ED432278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Using SMART Board in Foreign Language Classes.
Gerard, Fabienne; Greene, Martina; Widener, Jamey
This descriptive study investigates the uses of SMART Board, an interactive electronic whiteboard, in secondary school foreign language classes. The paper first discusses how SMART Board can facilitate the teaching process. SMART Board supports the foreign language teaching process in three main ways: it helps the presentation of new linguistic and cultural elements; it supports interaction with the class; and it promotes the teacher's organizational skills. The second part is dedicated to a more detailed analysis of the various uses of SMART Board from the point of view of the student. Activities support the learning process in terms of oral skills, the cognitive process, and students' motivation and emulation. Finally, the weaknesses of this tool are identified. This study may show the potential value of this tool in foreign language acquisition. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation, Display Aids, Educational Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Interaction, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Electronic Whiteboards
Note: In: SITE 99: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (10th, San Antonio, TX, February 28-March 4, 1999); see IR 019 584.