MSP2 Tech Talk IWBs Sept 2009

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Tech Talk session on using Interactive Whiteboards in the classroom for Middle School Portal presented by Todd Williamson.

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MSP2 Tech Talk IWBs Sept 2009

  1. 1. Interactive Whiteboards Todd Williamson
  2. 2. What is an Interactive Whiteboard <ul><li>Computer Input System </li></ul><ul><li>IWBs include SmartBoards, Promethean ActivBoards, Mimio and eBeam systems, Panavision, Interwrite, and a host of others </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to control your computer in front of a group </li></ul>
  3. 3. Board vs. Mimio System <ul><li>Effectively Identical with practice </li></ul><ul><li>Boards can be manipulated with fingers, multiple pens, and other objects </li></ul><ul><li>Mimio system requires the specialized transmitter pen </li></ul><ul><li>Mimio attaches to existing whiteboard </li></ul>
  4. 4. Software Package <ul><li>Most IWBs come with a fairly robust software package </li></ul><ul><li>Helps create Interactive Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Some include licensing for every computer in the building…which is great for students creating presentations </li></ul>
  5. 5. Criticism <ul><li>Teacher Directed Model </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of or Ineffective Use </li></ul><ul><li>Cost vs. Impact </li></ul>
  6. 6. Marzano Support <ul><li>From CUE 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>17% gain in classrooms employing IWBs and “voting technology” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20% gain if teacher had used IWB for 20-30 months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>29% gain from experienced teacher using IWB for 2 years, 75% of the time in class, with training </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Strategies for Use <ul><li>Teacher Directed? </li></ul><ul><li>Student Led? </li></ul><ul><li>Other Hints and Tips? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Additional Links <ul><li>http://www.sharetabs.com/?IWBs </li></ul>

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