Happy 2nd Anniversary, SMART Board!

30 Nov

I just realized that today is the second anniversary of the SMART Board installation in the music room at Washington! Here is the photo I took of it exactly two years ago when I walked in the morning after Thanksgiving break to find it installed. (I took this picture with my phone that day, and immediately posted it to Facebook in my excitement.)

I am so grateful to the Hilliard Education Foundation and the Washington Elementary PTO for funding this amazing interactive tool that gets used every day in my music classes. This Board is a SMART Board 680 with UF55 Integrated Projector on a SMART Height Adjustable Wall Mount. The adjustable mount is absolutely essential in my classroom so that all of my students, from the teeny little kindergartners to the taller-than-me fifth graders, can operate it comfortably and safely. The documents I submitted as a part of my grant proposal can be downloaded here, and I would be happy to offer any assistance I can to those seeking similar grants.

In honor of this momentous occasion, here are some of my favorite IWB (interactive white board) links:

3 Responses to “Happy 2nd Anniversary, SMART Board!”

  1. Charles Laux December 1, 2011 at 6:03 am #

    Yay! Loving mine too! The height adjustment is an option I didn’t know about… Very cool.

  2. Margie Callaghan July 22, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Hi! I just stumbled on your site via a pin on Pinterest. Great stuff here–thanks for sharing! I just got a Smartboard this past January and love it, too. Mine isn’t adjustable, but my tech person came up with a simple and affordable fix for us: we use an aerobic step. It’s super stable and allows even my kindergarteners to use the board.

    • Kelly Schenbeck Riley July 24, 2012 at 10:38 am #

      Margie,
      Thanks for the compliment! I’ve been getting a lot of hits via Pinterest lately. Love that site. Good idea on the aerobic step!