Smart board usage in mathematics instruction of hearing impaired youths


Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, vol.2016, no.DecemberSpecialIssue, pp.511-516, 2016 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2016 Issue: DecemberSpecialIssue
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.511-516
  • Keywords: Hearing impaired youth, Mathematics education, The School for the handicapped, Usage of smart board
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


© The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology.Today, mathematics has unquestionable importance of almost everyone’s private and professional life. However mathematics is one of the most challenging courses for students. One of the most important reason for that mathematics is a system of abstract concepts and relationships between these concepts. Due to students are be difficult to concretize abstract concepts and relationships in terms of teachers and students to help create the schema for the subjects taught and will be easy to keep in mind, they need the technology to develop a positive attitude toward mathematics. This case is also important for hearing impaired individuals who follow-up the same learning processes but late according to their hearing peers. In nowadays, one of the options that provides for the elimination of these educational needs are also smart board. Appropriate and effective usage of materials with smart boards in the process of mathematics instruction of the hearing impaired individuals is an advantage in overcoming the mentioned difficulties. In the School for the Handicapped, the only school in Turkey that gives vocational higher education to hearing impaired youths, there are compulsory and elective mathematics courses that help to solve encountered mathematics problems and contribute to the professional development of hearing impaired youths. In this school, courses are analyzed systematically. One of the studies for this purpose is examining the process of effective usage of smart board in the courses of Fundamental Mathematics and Individual Support Mathematics in the Computer Operator 2nd Class Program at 2015-2016 academic year. In this study, the mathematics instruction process! with smart board of hearing impaired college students are explained along with examples of classroom practices.