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Electronic Whiteboard Learning Spaces

In many institutions, the chalkboard is being replaced by an electronic or interactive whiteboard. These dry-erase boards capture writing electronically. When a computer and data projector are added, users are able to control the computer-generated image. In other words, you can use your finger like a mouse on the whiteboard to navigate a presentation, learning game, or website.

Electronic Whiteboards

try itWatch the video SMART Table: An Ideal Interactive Center from YouTube (shown on right). This video shows both an electronic whiteboard and a table being used in a primary classroom.

try itExplore Engaging Learners the SMARTboard Way by Annette Lamb. This workshop explores a dozen ideas for using interactive whiteboards in the classroom, adapting existing Notebook projects, and integrating resources for each subject area.


Interactive Whiteboards in Learning

smartboardMany teachers who prefer large group methods of teaching particularly like interactive whiteboards. However they can also be used in small group collaborative activities.

Explore some examples of activities that work well in the SMARTboard environment.

Go to Toads and More Toads, We Found One More Spider, and Spiders on Corn Stalks (Grade 1) for examples.

The SMARTboard website at SMART Exchange has lots of teaching and learning suggestions. Go to the Library and Information Science area for ideas.


audience response systemMany institutions are combining "clickers" with whiteboard. These tools are often checked out by the library or media departments along with whiteboards and projectors.

checkRead Clicker in the Classroom: An Active Learning Approach by Margie Martyn and Clicker Implementation Models from EDUCAUSE Quarterly. Clickers are a popular tool in K-12 and higher education settings. Explore a college level study of clickers in the classroom.


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