Technology is not the only, nor the most important thing in teaching today but it is definitely playing a crucial role in this new teaching-learning era. The reason why I find this issue important is closely connected to this video:
The same as eating habits are changing our students are now exposed to speed in a totally different way For the class to be engaging, we must use the same channels they are normally connected to, but how? The answer to this may lie on variety, speed, IT and content (beyond language), among others. Let’s remember...
“Interactive whiteboards can improve teaching and learning by helping learnersunderstand new concepts and by increasing learner involvement and motivation”
Using web-based resources in whole-class teaching Showing video-clips to help explain concepts Demonstrating a piece of software Presenting learner’s work to the rest of the class Manipulating text and practising handwriting Saving notes written on the board for future use
Source: MimioConnectInteractive Teaching Community Author: Unknown
To revise important vocabulary, prepare a filewith a few words on a page. Each word isthen completely covered with coloured blobs,stripes or even pictures so that childrencannot read it. During the lesson, use therubber tool to slowly reveal parts of the word.As the word is being revealed, children arechallenged to write the word (if they canguess what it is), and its meaning.
This is a wonderful (free) piece of software(which can be downloaded here), which isperfect for the interactive whiteboard. It isbased on the Channel 4 TV show and childrenreally enjoy using it - they simply use thechosen numbers to find the target numberwithin a given time limit.
Source: MimioConnectInteractive Teaching Community Author: Angela Crescenzo
Source: MimioConnectInteractive Teaching Community Author: Maribeth Lowe
Mimio resources http://interactiveboardresources.wikispaces.com/Mimio+L essons Whiteboard Room http://www.whiteboardroom.org.uk/LearningSystem/Porta lHome/Start.asp?Institution=au&Campus= Offers lots of free downloadable whiteboard resources, covering different subjects / topics The Whiteboard Blog http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/ Danny Nicholsons excellent blog for Interactive Whiteboard users. Has tips, links and resources to use.