Interactive White Boards

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A presentation for teachers & parents explaining what an Interactive White Board is, how it could be used & some of the pedagogical pros & cons associated with its use.

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Interactive White Boards

  1. 1. Interactive White Boards Rachel Jeffares
  2. 2. What is an IWB?
  3. 3. <ul><li>An interactive whiteboard is a large, touch-sensitive board which is connected to a digital projector and a computer. The projector displays the image from the computer screen on the board. The computer can then be controlled by touching the board, either directly or with a special pen. </li></ul>
  4. 5. How can it be used? <ul><li>Capturing images and text from a range of sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasising text, spotlight or reveal tool allows focus or revealing of different areas of the screen </li></ul><ul><li>Annotating and modifying by adding text and moving items around </li></ul><ul><li>Linking information with hyperlinks between files, programs and internet sites </li></ul><ul><li>Storing any activity that was completed during the IWB lesson, in the form of flipchart pages. With the IWB the learners are able to create artefacts that can be reused later to support further learning. </li></ul>
  5. 7. Pros <ul><li>Increase student motivation & engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Cater to variety of learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffold learning </li></ul><ul><li>Provide effective feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Promote active participation </li></ul><ul><li>Great Teacher tool kit </li></ul>
  6. 9. Caught in the Headlights!
  7. 10. Cons <ul><li>Information overload (faster paced highly visual lessons) </li></ul><ul><li>Substitution mentality – still ‘chalk & talk’ </li></ul><ul><li>Students as spectators </li></ul><ul><li>Template thinking (use of provided resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul>
  8. 11. http:// www.jerryking.com / http:// fno.org
  9. 12. “ It’s not what you’ve got it’s what you do with it!” <ul><li>Recommendations: </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Changing pedagogical practise </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing critical reflection </li></ul>

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