Using Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's) in Your Classroomsmartboard.jpg

  • Interactive whiteboards "help teachers engage students, collect useful data about student progress and allow for interactive learning" (source).
  • They provide a visual representation of the subject matter
  • Interactive whiteboards are easy and fun to use

Becta Analysis of the Benefits of IWB's:

  • Increase motivation
  • Reduce the need for note-taking
  • Limit cognitive overload
  • Accomodate different learning styles
  • Enable creativity
  • Increase technological access for younger children


Explore your interactive whiteboard with these activities
Fun tools to use with your whiteboard (i.e., magnetic poetry)
Tutorials, templates, and everything you need to know about IW's
SMART board lessons, software, & more
Interactive whiteboard blog with resources and activities
Make your own interactive whiteboard using a Wii remote
Science and math resources
Teachers love smartboards blog
Find lesson plans for your smartboard and connect with teachers
SMARTBoard: Who Said Learning Can't Be Fun?
IWB Resources for Primary Maths
Training videos and helpsheets for interactive whiteboards
Dozens of free videos about using a SMARTBoard
Free (and some paid) math activities for IWB's
1-hour training video for SMARTboards