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

Resources

Website
Description
http://eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/
Explore your interactive whiteboard with these activities
http://www.my-ecoach.com/online
Fun tools to use with your whiteboard (i.e., magnetic poetry)
http://rmtc.fsdb.k12.fl.us/tutorials/whiteboards.html
Tutorials, templates, and everything you need to know about IW's
http://smarttech.com/Home%20Page/Solutions/
SMART board lessons, software, & more
http://annemarie80.edublogs.org/
Interactive whiteboard blog with resources and activities
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2009/11
Make your own interactive whiteboard using a Wii remote
http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/iwb-files/
Science and math resources
http://smartboards.typepad.com/
Teachers love smartboards blog
http://exchange.smarttech.com/#tab=0
Find lesson plans for your smartboard and connect with teachers
http://njea-hth-2010.wikispaces.com/HavingFun
SMARTBoard: Who Said Learning Can't Be Fun?
http://www.learningclip.co.uk/index1.aspx
IWB Resources for Primary Maths
http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/guides/
Training videos and helpsheets for interactive whiteboards
http://www.fuuni.com/fusion-library/smart
Dozens of free videos about using a SMARTBoard
http://www.mathsframe.co.uk/
Free (and some paid) math activities for IWB's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcRJW-arn48
1-hour training video for SMARTboards