Interactive whiteboards bring classroom teaching to life. Suddenly you have the whole of the Internet on your big screen, and it can bring a greater dynamic to your teaching. They’re more and more common in classrooms now, but I wonder how often they are used effectively, and how often used as a projection of the PC. The ‘interactive’ part of the name quietly ignored.
I thought I’d take a look around to see what is available on the web, to find some good examples of interactive whiteboards in action. Here’s a couple of sites:
They are both valuable starting points. They are both schools based, and maintained by teachers in their spare time, but valuable nonetheless if you are interested in making more of the digital whitespace on your wall.
I posted a request for help from the good people of mirandanet, and they have come up with the following:
- Lesson starter ideas for your IWB – talk
- Lesson Starter Ideas for your Whiteboard
- IWB’s : 8 Ideas to Keep It Simple
These are almost exclusively from the schools sector, but are packed with some great ideas that can be applied in any area.
I’ll keep my eyes peeled for more, but I’d love to hear from anyone with imaginative uses of an interactive whiteboard.