While choosing the products is an important step, the ultimate success of IWBs our classrooms is dependent on quality teaching and learning.
As we embark on this adoption we are looking for success with all staff and will provide the training and staff development to get everyone to see the potential of this technology.
Lessons are not prepared ahead of time – Limited use of the tool set – diagrams are still written – not taking adv or using interactive features – lessons are not saved at the end of class
Characteristics include: modifications of paper based activities to work on IWB – Greater use of notebook/flipchart lessons prepared in adv. – greater reliance on resources found in the gallery – greater use of dragability, layered objects – all lessons are saved and reused – lessons are shared with other teachers - noticeable increased engagement of students
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf0fgolX3cc CHARACTERISTICS INCLUDE: using short snippets of video or animation – inclusion of high resolution photos images – tapping into the enormous libraries of interactive objects – greater use of software to manipulate ideas to produce varying outcomes – demoing experiments - showing virtual worlds and simulated environments – students asking unexpected question for deeper understanding –real-time video use – using the voting or SMART response to real time answers to gauge understanding in real time
This idea of the teacher as a designer of learning makes the job of teaching much more than simply managing the flow of pre-made information from textbook to student.
The notion of dragability is a key to IWB use.Without dragability, an IWB is just a very expensive conventional teaching board.
Thenumber of ways this simple idea of hide-and-reveal can be used are almost limitless – Above is an example of layer 3 objects: text, a circle and the magnifying glass. After changing order, grouping and changing text color, layer produces a “magical” effect with the magnifier exposing the hidden text.
It’s a simple option that was never available with conventional teaching boards. The uses are many, perhaps endless: Examples: Lessons can be kept and reused for other classes, student’s interactions can be saved and retained for record keeping. Great Ideas can be easily captured mid-lesson.
IWB pens are used to write over other sources, annotating images and maps, highlighting text on web pages, calling out important sentences of using arrows to explain the flow of an idea. Many IWBs also offer some form of handwriting recognition tool capable of transforming handwritten script into fully editable font-based text.
If you can see it on your screen, the camera tool can grab it and bring it into your lesson immediately for showing, sharing and discussing.On most interactive boards, the same sort of access to a large library of clip-art type images also exists, but this usually extends to include photos, background images, videos, sounds, shapes, lines and interactive simulations.
A word of advice: learn to use the search function. The best method is to use "Search," not Browse One of the biggest differentiators between interactive board technology and anything that existed before it is the ease with which media can be included in a lesson.
It isn’t new, but now you can zoom in on photos and just narrow down the clip of video that is best. You can easily rewind, pause and replay and ANNOTATE – show 2 and contrast and compare.
There is plenty of standard personal computer software that can in fact be even more effective when used in a group situation on an IWB. The list of what software works on an interactive whiteboard is almost endless, since anything that works on your computer will work on the board.
Interactive White BoardsChristine Wesling firstname.lastname@example.org Technology Resource Teacher Wisconsin
Goal & Objectives1. Detailing how the IWB is a transformative technology and centerpiece of the 21st Century Digital Classroom2. Defining the benefits the IWB will have to student learning and interacting in new innovative ways3. Sharing the many ways you can bring software to life for whole group learning
Which User Will You Be?•The Early Adopter •Interested But Weary •Doubtful &Irritated
Overcoming the ChallengeA visionary principal is vitalAcknowledge that this is will complex and not easyWe all react differently to new concepts – respect eachother’s enthusiasm or apprehensionListen to the perspectives of others – gain understandingProvide opportunities for staff to see the boards in use – takea field trip
What Teachers Must Know to Gain Acceptance of IWB Technology We must work together to achieve success with implementation and ideally adopt these beliefs:Believe IWB use will enhance your teaching and improve studentlearningFeel comfortable using technologyBe able to use the technology integrally in your everydayteachingHave technology readily available in each room
To Gain AcceptanceLeadership must embrace the adoption and showenthusiasm and share expectations.The right kind of training is essentialMake a sound investmentPatience is key - know that full adoption will take time
It’s a cultural shift that is necessary – moving to technologicalinteractive environmentDeveloping a new mind set will to take advantages of newpossibilities of ways for students to learnUtimately it will be less on the “how” and more time on the“why”
Choosing the Right Boards• SMART Technologies – • Virtual Ink – ultrasonic the soft board tracking technology (analogue resistive membrane technology) • Ontech Technologies – infrared tracking tech• Promethean – the ‘hard’ boards
What is the magic of the software?• Similar to Microsoft’s • Virtual pens and PowerPoint, it let’s the highlighters allow user create a notebook magnification for or a flipchart. focusing on parts of the page.• Dragability is the function that makes this • Images, interactive tools technology interactive and background add to and revolutionary. the experience.
Installation Factors for Consideration•Clear the Clutter – It will be important to have room on either side•Design It For Student Use – student accessibility is essential, hang it low•Have the Job Done By a Professional – specialized knowledge makes adifference with these products•Additional Equipment – SPEAKERS, PROJECTORS•Proximity of Computer to the Board is Important•Consider Glare From Windows•Cabling for power, USB, computer and associated devices
A Quality Projector is KeyDedicate a fair amount of your budget to buying high quality projectors that will throw a bright,clear image in normal room lighting. Budget at least $500 for new globes every year or two. Note: Dragability and interactivity create the magic, so do not just install data projectors.
What is eTeaching?• eTeaching – lessons infused ith rich media, digital resources and engaging communication technologies.• Benefits to eTeaching? The nature of teaching that takes place in a technology-rich environment starts the change of moving away from content delivery to a more personal deeper approach to learning new concepts.
Phases of eTeaching• Doing Old Things In Old Ways• Doing Old Things, But In New Ways• Doing New Things In New Ways
Doing Old Things In Old WaysBasically this is when you use the IWB the same way you would have used yourwhite board.
Doing Old Thing But In New WaysTeachers begin to adapt lessons to slightly take advantage of IWB’s strengths.
Doing New Things In New WaysPromethean ActivBoard 300 Pro: dual pen 50 second video clip of students using an IWB
Freedom to Follow Where Kids Take the LessonNow when our students ask a question we can model using the technology and search for the answer onthe fly, and what better way to model information literacy.
Ambiguity is the GoalLessons that engage Present information that is A well designedthinking interactivity open-ended to create a learning activity isand questioning vs. fertile environment for rich filled withjust physical discussion and to provoke ambiguous ideasinteractivity to see a problem or solution to intellectually from multiple viewpoints. engage students with the bigger ideas behind the lesson.
And the Research Says…Independent research has shown that, when used wisely, IWBs can produce asignificant improvement to student learning. As teachers make the move towards e-teaching through the implementation ofIWB technology, they should bear in mind that IWBs do need to be "used wisely,"and this primarily means ensuring that the pedagogy underlying the technology isimplemented soundly. The ERNIST ICT study found that IWBs were often the catalyst for teachers toreplace existing practice with more interactive, constructivist approaches. Contributors to this study noted that the interactive technology tended to helpteachers become even more innovative in the resources they were able to bring tostudents, and that students appeared to learn more effectively when presentedwith the wide range of stimuli that IWBs were able to bring before them.
Eight Key Principals for Effective IWB Teaching1.Be Proficient2.Be Organized3.Be Interactive4.Be Flexible5.Be Constructive6.Be Open-Minded7.Be Willing to Share8.Be Prepared to Plan
The Role of the 21st Century TeacherIn many ways, the role of a teacher in thetwenty-first century has evolved away frombeing the "source of all knowledge" to beingmore of an "information architect" chargedwith the task of designing engaging learningpathways for their students. for theirstudents.
The Importance of “Dragability”• The act of physically coming to the board, reaching out and instinctively grabbing the thing that needs moving and dragging it to a new location so that it connects with another idea, is a critical differentiating advantage of an IWB.• Dragability Demo
Layering Objects "Layering" refers to the way objects created on the board can be stacked in a particular order so that one object is able to obscure the object below.
Saving the Screen Notes, diagrams, ideas and everything else that takes place can be saved and then distributed to students.
Interactive Board Pens• They come in any color and a variety of thickness because the pens are virtual and the software provide many colors, solid or highlighter• SMART Notebook 11 introduced “crayon” in late Spring 2012• Can’t find the pen? Use your finger, a tennis ball, a ruler…
Use the Camera Tool!• It’s a fast way to save and document part or all of your slide.
IWB Resource Libraries• Most have access to images ranging from photos, videos to sounds and shapes and interactive simulations• Use “Search” not “Browse”• Dont forget that the library is not
Adding Digital MediaOne of the biggest differentiators betweeninteractive board technology and anythingthat existed before it is the ease with whichmedia can be included in a lesson.
What Do Applications That Can Be Shared on the Big Screen Have In Common? Dipity(Timelines)Web 2.0 Open Source Apps Google Earth It is interactive andSketchUp great for large group showing. Webspiration Skype Gapminder World Geogebra