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IWBs in the Classroom

  1. 1. Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom Kathy Counterman Applications of Technology Spring 2012
  2. 2. What is an Interactive Whiteboard?
  3. 3. Definition <ul><li>An interactive whiteboard is large, touch sensitive board that is connected to a projector and a computer. The user can manipulate the image projected onto the screen. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Popular Brands of Interactive Whiteboards SMARTBoard Mimeo tools to convert traditional whiteboards Promethean Board
  5. 5. How can I use an Interactive Whiteboard?
  6. 6. Interactive Whiteboard Uses <ul><li>Reinforcement of previously learned concepts through games </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasizing important information in presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Replacement of flip charts </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes directly onto presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Use in conjunction with Kidspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic word wall </li></ul><ul><li>Projection of e-books </li></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits and Drawbacks
  8. 8. Benefits <ul><ul><li>Student engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning games mimic video games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports different learning styles </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Drawbacks <ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology just for its own sake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whiteboard to student ratio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free standing boards need to be realigned each move </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Front projection can be obscured by users </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>Cruickshank, D. (2007). A clean slate: Interactive whiteboard makes lessons snazzy . Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/whiteboard-classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Bell, M. A. (2002). Why use an interactive whiteboard? A baker’s dozen reasons! Retrieved from http://teachers.net/gazette/JAN02/mabell.html </li></ul><ul><li>Walsh, K. (2009). Learning about interactive whiteboards in the classroom . Retrieved from http://www.emergingedtech.com/2009/11/learning-about-interactive-whiteboards-for-the-classroom/ </li></ul>

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