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An interactive whiteboard - What is it?

It is a touch-sensitive whiteboard which allows teachers and children to participate interactively in activities projected onto it from a data projector connected to a computer.
The basic kit consists of three pieces of equipment:

a computer

a data projector

a touch-sensitive whiteboard.
The computer is connected to the projector and the projector is connected to the whiteboard. The projector displays the computer screen onto the board. The computer can then be controlled from the board. As you point at icons etc. on the board using your finger or an appropriate electronic 'pen', the action is transmitted to the computer just like using a mouse.

Why use an Interactive Whiteboard?

Interactive Whiteboards can have a positive effect on teaching and learning in all subject areas. As with ICT more generally, the impact on teaching and learning is dependant on how successfully they are integrated into classroom practice.
Interactive whiteboards are powerful teaching tools, they have the potential to:

  1. Improve the quality of Interactions

  1. Improve teacher assessment through the promotion of effective questioning

  1. Enhance modelling

  1. Redress the balance of making resources and planning for teaching

  1. Increase the pace of learning

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