RationaleThe Interactive Whiteboard takes the everydayclassroom teaching aide ‘the whiteboard’ andbrings it into the world of ICT. The progressfrom the blackboard and chalk to where we arenow with the Interactive White board has thepotential to question ‘Is this a step in the rightdirection in education’. It has the capacity totake away some of the role of the teacher or theability to excite children through learning. http://www.interactiveteaching.com.au/image s/eno1.jpg
My PositionI am for the ‘Interactive White Board’ in theclassroom. The reasons for this I will extendupon as we continue into this presentation. Iwill use the information gained through my on-line survey and research information toconclude an overall understanding of theInteractive White Board in the audience of youthe pre service teacher and informedprofessionals.
Source : Survey Monkey What You Said!!What you believe theWhite Board is used for….• Support Learning• Viewing video’s, presentations and activities• Promote group learning• Used across all KLA’sYour rating of the White Board http://www.innovationmanagement.se/wp- content/uploads/2010/10/Use-cocreation-to-drive-public-sector- innovation.jpg
• Student direction• Social Support• Academic engagement• Inclusivity• Connectedness to the world What other pedagogies can be brought to the classroom through the use of the Interactive White Board? http://www.etutors- portal.net/homepage_components/resources/Pedagogyteacher.gif
Context for Learning • As a learning Tool – To introduce/reinforce new skills, techniques or information. • As formative assessment – Keep a check of student progression and knowledge retention. • During the morning for morning routines and student settle-ins after lunch breaks to wind back down. • Source of information – U Tube clips and internet searches.http://www.grad.ucl.ac.uk/comp/2005-2006/research/gallery/entries/056.jpg
Classroom & Student OrganisationHow I would engage the students• Interoperability – Communicating with other classes in Australia or around the world. Through e-Pals students can work with others in different locations.• Students to research information on the internet via the white board. Gain different perspectives eliminating teacher bias.• Creating – Sites such as SCRATCH allow students to create their own learning games.
Learning/Teaching Styles and SkillsModelling (Against Plagiarism) Experimenting Tinkering Adaptable Inclusivity Curating (Guiding)Filtering (sources) Interacting Aggregating (Collating Innovative sources – ie- through I Guided Discovery Google) Self Teaching Creating
Science Heath and Physical edu EnglishThe arts Maths History
Assistive Technology Definition: What do you think of Equipment used to assist in the when you hear the classroom to ‘maintain or words ‘Assistive improve the functional Technology?’ capacities of children with disabilities’ (Turbull 2002, p 418)• Screen-magnification software increases the size of text and graphics on a screen for users with low vision.• Hearing-related technology, such as FM systems, assist people with hearing impairment.• Talking calculators that speak aloud as keys are pressed.• Music-transcription software such as Toccata, which transcribes music into BrailleSource: CATS – Creating Accessible Teaching and Support.
Legal & Ethical Considerations• Plagiarism – Taking credit for other peoples work online through copy and paste or through unauthorised access or burning of video clips or other online media sources.• Sharing – Photo’s of students or student work online without prior consent from students or their parents.• Students misuse of whiteboard – lack of supervision of connected computer can lead to online misuse from students towards others or themselves.
Where we have come from…Can you tell me what comes next?? Finger 2006
My Reflection using – The TPACK FrameworkUsing the TPACK Framework as a guide to reflection in relation to theInteractive White Board’s (IWB) effectiveness in the classroom. To be apositive inclusion in the classroom the following is needed…..• Tk - The teacher’s ability to work and guide the children through the IWB safely and effectively.• Pk – Using methods, values and aims to get the best outcome from your students. Understanding the learning styles that exist in your room and developing a program to cater to these needs.• Pc- Understanding what you are teaching and the way it needs to be taught to students so they get the best understanding out of the lesson. Using the IWB when it best suited and not because it is easier. This point also overlaps into TC sector – with knowing what technology best suits the lesson.• TPK – bringing all these together means that your classroom is getting the best out of technologies implemented to accompany your content and personal pedagogies.
References• Bell, M. A. (January, 2002). Why use an Interactive Whiteboard? A Baker’s Dozen Reasons! The teachers,net Gazette. Retrieved November 20, 2011 from http://teachers.net/gazette/JAN02/mabell.html• Turnbull, R., Turbull, A., Shank, M., Smith, S., & Leal, D. (2002). Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today’s Schools (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall.• Basilicato, A. N. (2005). Interactive Whiteboards: Assistive Technology for Every Classroom. Today’s School, March/April 2005.• Interactive Whiteboard: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved November 21, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactive_whiteboard• Seeshareshape.com. (2011). Electroboard Solutions Pty Ltd. Retrieved November 20, 2011 from http://www.seeshareshape.com.au/default.aspx• Classroom image. Retrieved December 2, 2011 from http://www.interactiveteaching.com.au/images/eno1.jpg• Interactive Whiteboard flowchart image. Retreived December 2, from http://www.pearsonlongman.com/IWBsolutions/images/demo.jpg• A guide to Productive Pedagogies: Classroom reflection Manual (2002). The State of Queensland (Department of Education). Curriculum Implementation Unit, Brisbane.• Assistive Technology – Cats. Creating Assessable Teaching and Support. Retrieved December 10, 2011 from http://www.adcet.edu.au/Cats/Technology_and_Facilities/Assistive_Technology.chpx• Finger, Russell, Jamieson-Proctor, Russell (2006). Transforming Learning with ICT. Pearson Education Australia.• Mishra, P. & Koehler, M. J., (2008). Introducing Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Michigan State University.• Koehler, M. & Mishra, P. (2006). Technological pedagogical content knowledge: A framework for teacher knowledge. Teachers College Record, 108(6), 1017-1054. Retrieved on December 11, 2011 from http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=12516
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