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Interactive Whiteboards

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An overview of interactive whiteboards and their uses

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Interactive Whiteboards

  1. 1. INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS Learning @ Lunch Session James Little, SDDU
  2. 2. SESSION OVERVIEW • Introductions • Initial impressions and motivations • Educational technology considerations • How do interactive whiteboards fit? • Your educational area • Questions
  3. 3. INTRODUCTIONS
  4. 4. YOUR INITIAL IMPRESSIONS & MOTIVATIONS What have you heard about interactive whiteboards? What are you hoping to get out of this session? Have you any ideas or motivations for use?
  5. 5. EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS
  6. 6. HOW DO INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS FIT? • Projector • Touch Screen (can swipe) • Physical representation of whiteboard – Coloured Pens – Eraser • SAMR: – Substitution / Augmentation of existing activity.
  7. 7. EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS
  8. 8. EXISTING ACTIVITIES • Substitution: – Displaying web resources – Displaying a PowerPoint – Same as using a projector • Augmentation: – Annotation – Direct manipulation of resources – But same as using a acetates/blackboard/whiteboard in 1990s/2000s?
  9. 9. EXISTING ACTIVITIES
  10. 10. HOW DO INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS FIT? • Interactivity – Visual Explanations – Encourage participation (annotate sections activity) – Explain and embellish in PowerPoint • SAMR: – Augmentation of existing activity. – Modification/Re-Design of existing activity.
  11. 11. HOW DO INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS FIT? • Flipped-Classroom-Interactivity – Visual Explanations – created in a session – Could be used in a small group or seminar – Lecture more about understanding than knowledge transmission • SAMR: – Augmentation of existing activity. – Modification/Re-Design of existing activity.
  12. 12. OVERVIEW of TOOLS • SMARTBoard Software Enables: – Annotation of any content on-screen – Highlighting of content (Spotlight and Magnifier) – Creation of text or annotations to be saved in a Word document (InkAware) – Creation of text or annotations to be saved in a PowerPoint document (InkAware) – SMART NoteBook – save a record / specific interactions
  13. 13. BENEFITS - SUMMARY • Interactivity which facilitates active learning, not just passive reception of information. • Accessibility for learners with visual or • physical impairment. • Recordability information created can be emailed, stored for subsequent re-use, or deconstructed to analyse a process Adapted from JISC Interactive Whiteboard Guide
  14. 14. THOUGHTS • Always start thinking about the educational objectives / aims rather than the tech (SAMR helps). • Could this be used to enhance / augment some of your existing sessions? • It might work really well for just one certain situation - that’s great. • Be willing to give things a try…
  15. 15. YOUR THOUGHTS • Have you got any ideas or motivations for use?
  16. 16. ACTIVITY – 15 mins. • Think of a concept or idea from your specific discipline or area • How could you use an Interactive Whiteboard to enhance its explanation? (Diagram/Group Collaboration/…) • Let’s give this a go now, together!
  17. 17. QUESTIONS?
  18. 18. THANK YOU • More information can be circulated by e-mail also: • Teaching Technology Support • SDDU Resources

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