Interactive Whiteboards

Why Interactive Whiteboards?

A SMARTBoard and ActivBoard are examples of an Interactive Whiteboards ("IWB"), a 21st Century tool that can transform the classroom and nurture essential skills. Major benefits of an interactive whiteboard include its versatility, interactivity, multimedia/multimodal presentation, and participation potential. Interactive Whiteboards can also help students conceptualise new knowledge through representations of abstract ideas. Furthermore, IWB lessons and activities can be recorded and published in ways that facilitate sharing and collaboration. In all, IWBs are a classroom tool that can help teachers create engaging, interactive, collaborative, and visual lessons and activities that motivate students to learn.

Interactive Whiteboard Resources

There are plenty of excellent interactive whiteboards resources, guides, and tutorials on the Web and in print.

Examples of Interactive Whiteboard Activities

Here are examples of interactive whiteboards at work in the classroom:

Using the Smart Board in the Elementary Classroom (YouTube video)

Interactive Wall Map for Geography Class (YouTube video)

Video Tutorials on Interactive Whiteboards

SMARTBoard Tutorial: Screen Shade, Cloning, Move and Reveal (YouTube video)

SMART Notebook- Erase and Reveal (YouTube video)

How to Integrate Interactive Whiteboards

Here are some ideas for integrating interactive whiteboards in the classroom:

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