March 9, 2023

How to Use Interactive Whiteboard for Your Classroom

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How to Use Interactive Whiteboard for Your Classroom

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Interactive whiteboards (also known as smart boards) can be described as instructional tools that allow for computer images to be accurately displayed on a board with the help of a digital projector. The elements on the board can then be manipulated by the instructor using a mouse, stylus, pen, or finger and this is done directly on the screen. It allows items to be clicked, dragged, copied and even the handwriting of notes is possible. The handwriting can then be easily transformed into text before being saved. The board is usually mounted onto a wall or even to a floor stand. It can be used in workplaces as well as in classrooms of different levels of learning.

In this article, we offer a number of creative approaches to using Interactive Whiteboards. Whether you are an avid user of this technology or someone who has held back, we hope that some of these ideas inspire you!

How Interactive Whiteboards Transform Presentations and Multimedia

Display

Interactive whiteboards in the classroom can be used by educators to improve the presentation content. This can easily be achieved by developing an array of material into a lesson e.g. a picture from the internet, text derived from a Microsoft Word file, graphs from spreadsheets, and teacher and student annotations on the objects. 

Presentations and Projects

Students can present multimedia projects with the whiteboard, controlling the entire presentation without touching a computer keyboard.

Web Streaming and Video

Teachers can show streamed or downloaded video clips. Clips embedded into multimedia presentation programs can easily be shown as well. The interactive features of the whiteboard allow users to pause, circle, annotate, highlight, and more. Of course, a DVD or VHS player can be connected to the projector, too.

Encouraging Critical Thinking.

Interactivity

The use of interactive whiteboards in the classroom allows pupils to actively engage with material, receive instant feedback on current projects, and manipulate learning objects.

Internet Access

Using interactive whiteboards in the classroom allows for immediate access to all the content that the internet has to provide. This is beneficial because queries can be answered instantly through a Google search as audio, video, and images are all easily accessible.

Group Interaction

An interactive whiteboard in the classroom is perfect for the purpose of group participation and discussion. It is a highly effective tool for brainstorming because notes that are made on the screen can be transformed into text and consequently saved for later sharing and distribution.

For Students with Special Needs

Interactive whiteboards may be beneficial to students with special educational needs. 

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