Like all SMART Board interactive whiteboards, the 480 is part of a comprehensive solution that includes support, professional development, classroom content and a community of peers, so teachers feel comfortable using the 480 and integrating it into their teaching.
Combining the simplicity of a whiteboard with the power of a computer, the SMART Board 480 interactive whiteboard connects to a projector to display a teacher’s desktop on the interactive whiteboard. Teachers can then control applications on the screen, write notes in digital ink and save their work to share later. The 480 also comes with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, which helps teachers create, deliver and manage high-impact interactive lesson activities.
Touch is the key
The key to the SMART Board 480 interactive whiteboard is touch. Teachers and students can write, erase, move objects and control applications using a finger or a pen.
And with the 480, delivering dynamic lessons is easy. Teachers can present material featuring large, vibrant images. Kinesthetic and visual learners benefit from interacting with lesson content – moving letters, numbers, words and pictures with their fingers. And students with special needs benefit by being able to see, read and manipulate information more easily.
Discover free, ready-to-use educational resources on the SMART Exchange website. This vibrant online community makes it easy for teachers to quickly find, evaluate, download and share a variety of classroom-relevant content, including thousands of standards-correlated SMART Notebook lesson activities. Teachers can connect with colleagues in their districts or around the globe to exchange lesson activities, ideas, insights and success stories.
Teachers can also add flexibility to lessons by using the 480 to access the Internet or integrate multimedia content. They can explore a website with their students, give a science presentation or take their class on a virtual field trip without ever leaving the interactive whiteboard. Because it works with a variety of multimedia content and file types, the SMART Board interactive whiteboard helps teachers engage students by making learning more dynamic.