Using the IWB in the Primary Classroom By: Marta Palacios Garcia Belén Ranz
Advantages- The results improve (a 17,8 % in the case of my ss)- It can be used at all the lesson stages:o Presentationo Practiceo Production- It provides a large display.- As teachers prepare the activities they can be adapted to the students’ needs.- It help teachers to structure their lessons.- It supports collaborative learning.- Work can be saved for later or printed out.
- Wonderful motivator: o It stimulates pupils towards learning.§ Attract their attention to the screen.§ They feel as if they were in the cinema.§ They focus on the task better.o It fosters participation.o It provides students with experiences they remember.o More interaction between teacher & the group and among students.o Children take responsibility for their own learning.o Inclusion (children feel part of the lesson).o All the learning styles are covered. § Visual learners are absorbed by the images.§ Auditory learners are attracted by the sounds.§ Kinaesthetic learners are fascinated when touching the screen.
DRAWBACKS·Lack of ready-made materials·Teacher needs to be confident users of technology·Not as easy to write on as a normal board·Can only use one pen at a time (no board races)·Our Smart boards are not like the british ones (different pens and erases)·Projector separated…·Technical problems (usually with the Internet).·Practicing.·Most activities must be prepared by the teacher.·Students find it difficult to write in the screen (not good handwriting).·The maintenance is very expensive (bulbs, projector...)·Access (Not all the classrooms have one IWB)·Special training·Lots of planning, adaptation and preparation o Difficulty to find activities that exactly suit what is being taught. o Preparing materials takes time (time consuming)
NOTEBOOK SOFTWAREThis is the most common and well-known software when using an interactive whiteboard. It enables you to create interactive and exciting lessons. It includes lots of images, background, games...and tools to create your own activities. This is an example of different activities you can use in the classroom:
ADAPTING AND USING THE INTERACTIVEWHITEBOARD IN THE PRIMARY CLASSROOMWe already know why and why not use the Interactive WhiteBoard in the Primary Classroom. Even taking into account the disadvantages of using it, it is a very usefuland motivating resource, as we said before.Now, we know have to use it and we have some ideas for activities. Some of them can be found on the Internet and we can do other activities using different software, such asNotebook or Power Point.One of the advantages of using the Interactive WhiteBoard in our classes, is the possibility of adapting its use to different groups and different learners.No matter what age or level of English that students have, because there are so many different activities, you can always find or develop one that suits the needs andcharacteristics of our students.Despite this, we must take into account some important considerations, such as: The stage the learners are. The different groups of learners. The students needs. Their previous knowledge. Their English level. The number of the students (in a group, for example, if we are going to play a game)
To show you an example of how can we adapt the use of Interactive WhiteBoard activities, we have different activities for different ages and levels, based on the same topic: TheBody Parts.You Tube: Head Shoulders Knees and Toes.- Songs for Children. (Infants)www.educalandia.net (www.vedoque.com) What body part is? Vocabulary. (First cycle of Primary education)www.recursostic.educacion.es“Elliot and the doctor” Vocabulary related with the body/Identify body parts.My body. The main aim of this resource is to introduce and present new vocabulary, using a game and as the same time, we encourage the learning process. (Second cycle ofPrimary Education)www.cp.machado.fuenlabrada.educa.madrid.orgBOARD GAME THE BODY. (En Notebook)(First/Second cycle of Primary Education)
www.cbminfobelen.blogspot.co.uk (My body 17)www.learnenglish.kids.britishcouncil.org The Scary Skeleton. (Third cycle of Primary Education)You Tube-Body parts: Pre-school education (English)A video. (Second/Third cycle of Primary Education)
Ways to use Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom (from the Instructional Technology Department of the Wichita Public Schools): Save lessons to present to students who were absent Create video files to teach a software application, a lesson, or as a review to be posted to the server or web. Example- How to create a graph in Excel or hoe toburn a projects to cds Use the built in maps to teach continents, oceans, countries, or states and capitals. Present presentations created by student or teacher Have students create e-folios including samples of their work and narration Digital storytelling Teach whole group computer or keyboarding skills Brainstorming Take notes directly into PowerPoint presentations Reinforce skills by using on-line interactive web sites Creating a project calendar Teach editing skills using editing marks Use in the 6 trait writing process Use highlighter tool to highlight nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. Use it with Kidspiration or Inspiration
Teaching students how to navigate the Internet Illustrate and write a book as a class. Use the record feature to narrate the text. Use the Interwrite software to create lessons in advance at home or at school. Then save them for future use or to be shared with other teachers Diagramming activities Teaching steps to a math problem. Have students share projects during Parent/Teacher/Student conferences Graphics and charts with ESL learners and special educational needs students. Teaching vocabulary Electronic Word Wall End each day by having students write one thing that they learned
A dialogue-based approach to the use of interactive whiteboards in learning.Welcome to our site, which provides an insight into a project in which teachers and university researchers worked together to explore how the interactive whiteboard can be usedto encourage dialogue and active learning in the classroom. You are invited to investigate the menu links.We would like to acknowledge all of our willing participants and the support of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ref. RES063270081) in funding this project.Sara Hennessy, Paul Warwick & Neil Mercer (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge)Lloyd Brown, Caroline Neale & Diane Rawlins (teacher partners
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspxThis link is connected to this other one:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JdG5U8UwhgHow to use the IWB in the music class:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqs0t_mSA6Qhttp://www.easiteach.com/worldwide.htmhttp://www.easiteach.com/eng/featurevideos/Lesson planning already made to buyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4puEYWvqWMhttp://www.classroomcompletepress.com/Teacher demonstration that shows some of the creative ways you can develop knowledge of adjectives using your Active primary interactive whiteboard softwarewww.prometheanworld.com/toptips.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGxTCZ665vsHow to create a calendar:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5ChFuOqAHYwww.thewrightroom.comFree resourceshttp://exchange.smarttech.com/#tab=0http://www.funbrain.com/http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/mapping/outline-map/?ar_a=1Sciencehttp://www.zygotebody.com/http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/http://www.bp.com/sectionbodycopy.do?categoryId=8040&contentId=7071043
LINKSExamples of activities:http://www.iwb.org.uk/http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science.htmlhttp://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.htmlLunch box:http://www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/flash/a_healthy_lunchbox_intro.swfBalanced diet:http://www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/flash/a_balanced_plate_intro.swfHistory (High level):http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/ Lesson plans:Eating healthy:http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/healthy_eating/eng/Introduction/default.htmLocation:http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/location/eng/Introduction/default.htm
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