Sunday, August 16, 2009

Interactive Whiteboards

Wow interactive whiteboards, don’t these sound great. I haven’t as yet experienced using one but by viewing the outlined information and doing some further research I am looking forward to having the opportunity to use these in my educational settings.
I found this PDF on Interactive Whiteboards it is from the British Education System but it is very interesting. I t explains what interactive whiteboards are, how they can be used, what the advantages and disadvantages of use are, issues and implications of use and what the alternatives are.

From what I have seen and read, Interactive Whiteboards, although relatively expensive, are receiving in most cases, rave reviews with students and educators praising their applications. With reviews stating that the introduction of the boards have reduced behaviour management issues and increased students ownership of learning. This all seems to fit well into Prensky’s (2005) Engage Me or Enrage Me theory, the new technology has students engaged in learning reducing the likelihood of them becoming disengaged and behaviour management issues.

Tech Learn,(undated) Interactive Whiteboards in Education PDF, Retrieved 14th August 2009 from,

Prensky, M., (2005) Engage Me or Enrage Me; What today’s learners demand, Educause Review, Sep/Oct.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Marg,

    As i mentioned on a few other comments, once you use an IWB you will not want to go back. From an educational perspective, the opportunities are endless and you will find, or create, a program that caters specifically for your needs.

    IWB's can be used for each and every KLA and will enhance student engagement and ultimately student learning.

    All the best and i look forward to chatting soon,