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All in all, I think I hate this project. I've been excited about a lot of other topics and themes of my technology courses, so I think it's fair that I can hate one. This is it! From my understanding of the software, I think that FlipCharts and Promethean Boards are simply using technology for the purpose of using technology. I don't think it really aids in any learning for the students unless you're really, really good at creating FlipCharts.
Our FlipChart project was intended to aid our Project-Based Learning theme about American Identity. I'm working with a group of English majors (because apparently English and Spanish are similar majors...haha!) and none of us really had any idea what we were doing. Through our FlipChart presentation we have a Venn Diagram, a quiz, a video, and a blog prompt. To me, it seems like a PowerPoint Presentation that you can interact with. In my opinion, I think I could create the same lesson without using a Promethean Board that would be equally as cool and engaging for my students. How do would you use a SmartBoard or Promethean board to boost student learning?