Fundemental elements of quality interactive whiteboard lessons
Fundamental elements of quality, interactive whiteboard lessons <br />Presenter: Charmaine Friel<br />MD Sherston-Sheshani, primary school teacher <br />(20 yrs); teacher development and training <br />Computer Room 3CPC<br />Wed 6 July: 15.30 – 17.30 <br />
<ul><li>Emphasis on learner focused </li></ul>objectives<br />
<ul><li>Focus on learner-interactivity, not educator interactivity.</li></li></ul><li>The learning outcome is observable and measurable:<br /><ul><li>Can you observe if the learners have grasped the concept?
How can you measure this?</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>If assessment is included, it must </li></ul>be appropriate <br />to the learning outcome.<br />
<ul><li>There are many opportunities for the learner to practice the skills we are teaching them.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>The screen is uncluttered.
If animation is used it has a purpose.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>The instruction is sequenced from easy to difficult and/or from few to many.
The screen does not include irrelevant clues that give away the correct answer.</li></li></ul><li>Use relevant, interactive curriculum software to :<br /><ul><li>Enable authentic learning in interesting and engaging ways
Teach new concepts in a lively, engaging and interactive way
Visit: www.sherston.co.za</li></li></ul><li>Enquire about <br />the Sherston<br />conference <br />curriculum software specials in classroom E8<br />
<ul><li>The basic functionality of all interactive whiteboards is the same. TRUE
Interactive whiteboard units which turn a normal whiteboard or smooth white surface into an interactive whiteboard do the same as interactive whiteboards which are installed on a wall. TRUE
All interactive whiteboards are supplied with powerful, easy-to-use lesson creation software. NOT ALWAYS</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>DO: Make time to acquaint yourself about the different options that are available.
BE AWARE: More expensive does not necessarily mean better, but be alert to “cheap” solutions that don’t deliver what is promised. Check the footprint / presence of the product in SA schools.
ENSURE: That your educators are ready and confident to use the technology. If not, put structures in place to correct it.
ENSURE: That you have structures in place to sustain optimal use of the technology.
AVOID: Vendors who are selling IWB solutions who advocate using existing popular interactive whiteboard software at your school to use with their solution. </li></li></ul><li>Questions to ask when researching Interactive Whiteboard technology:<br />
<ul><li>Price? Pricing is always a consideration. More expensive does not necessarily mean better.