Interactive whiteboards have the potential to deliver exciting and engaging lessons to children of all ages and abilities. Increasing pupils' involvement with a lesson and improving motivation and retention.
Watch Kyle Platt from Finaghy Primary School discuss and demonstrate the functionality of the whiteboard
Key points from the video
- Use appropriate font size and colour to be viewed at back of classroom.
- Maximise windows on players and software.
- Add websites to your favourites before lesson.
- Have lessons prepared and websites running in background before approaching the whiteboard.
- Don't overload your whiteboard, use it to improve and enhance the lesson.
- Resources that are suitable on a pc may not translate to the whiteboard.
- Interactive voting systems encourage pupil interaction and can be used for assessing pupils learning.
- Infra-red/Ultrasound kits - these kits fit to a standard non-interactive whiteboard and require a special pen used without a projector
- Passive whiteboards - these are touch sensitive whiteboards and can sense pressure from any object
- Active whiteboards - are operated with an electronic or cordless stylus that detects what is being drawn on the board
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