Another big feature article in the Education Age on interactive whiteboards, their cost and a number of schools that have invested heavily in them and, not surprisingly perhaps, speak highly of them. Some quotes from the article:
Once teachers learn how to transform a conventional lesson into
an interactive one, the classroom comes alive with multimedia
content delivered at the snappy pace so familiar to these students
who are mini masters of technology well before their teens.
“When you have discussions in class, it’s always the same
half-dozen children who put their hands up who are willing to
participate, but you can guarantee if the whiteboard’s involved,
just about every hand is up if there’s an option for them to come
and do something,”
“We have a couple of autistic kids at our school who really
engage with the technology because it’s hands-on and they are able
to interact with it in a meaningful way,”
I’ve already expressed my lack of shock and awe about IWBs in previous posts so I wont go into all that again here. Do a search of this blog if you’re interested.
Read the AGE article HERE
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