IWBs…Not Your Mother’s Chalkboard Joquetta Johnson
If you believe... “ The IWBs are simply glorified chalkboards!” then you must also believe that computers are nothing but glorified typewriters . http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2008/08/01/smart-technologies-whiteboard-software-new-requires-product-keys-for-installation/
No matter what tool we are discussing, the tools can only do so much. The teachers need time to explore how best to use it. It is only in that way that teaching pedagogy can be improved. http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2008/08/01/smart-technologies-whiteboard-software-new-requires-product-keys-for-installation/
Working on a whiteboard is like conducting a symphony. You're bringing in drag-and-drop collaborative writing and problem solving activities, then cueing up a film clip or bringing in the Internet to do research. There are many seemingly disparate functions and features, that when used together, create a holistic lesson. http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=10621 http://www.soulful-song.org/
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=10621 It's important to avoid thinking of a whiteboard as a glorified chalkboard…There is so much you can do with whiteboard technology, it is essential that you allow yourself to fall in love with teaching in a whole new way.
One upside of the whiteboard is the ability to personalize lessons with different learning styles in mind. “ I am reaching every learner with this technology…” http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=10621
We unplug our students, believing that laptops, iPods, cell phones, and even whiteboards have no real place in teaching the three Rs. As a result, students fail to see the relevance of their education as they judge the delivery and not the content . http://connected.waldenu.edu/index.php/blogs/35-policy-matters/536-interactive-whiteboards-uneven-learning.html