eTuition - Interactive Whiteboards


eTuition - Interactive Whiteboards

A group for all interested in using IWB and sharing own experience.

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Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2013

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We are getting a whiteboard

Started by David O'Brien Feb 9, 2010. 0 Replies

I work in Wicklow S,T,T,C, and we are getting a whiteboard, can't wait, it's a long time coming but these hi tech gadget's  takes a large slice of one's budget.  I'm not that familiar with using the…Continue

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Comment by Lorraine Harbison on November 9, 2013 at 14:34

Resource to support the teaching of Number Theory in 6th Class.ExponentialForm.notebook

Comment by Phil Ackroyd on September 19, 2012 at 9:16

This presentation has some good ideas for using an IWB; 56 of them!

Comment by Angela Higgins on March 3, 2010 at 12:38
New arrival in County Wicklow VEC. I've heard that the shiny new IWB has arrived at last! Can't wait for it to be installed so that we can get working on using it and creating materials for the Senior Traveller Training Centre!
Comment by Angela Higgins on January 8, 2010 at 12:45
Hi, Noel, From the Moss et al (2007) report for the DfES, it seems that an approach that supports practice and familiarisation, together with consideration of pedagogic effects is recommended. In some cases, it ca take a year for the use to become embedded apaprently. I think ongoing support will be necessary. The other point that was made in the repot was that it is important for support n terms of discusson of the use of the Interactive Whiteboards be included in team and staff meetings, particularly in terms of their effects on teaching and learning, and that this should be lead and supported by Department Heads, Co-ordinators and Principals.
Comment by Noel O Hare on January 8, 2010 at 11:12
We found the uptake quite slow in the initial phases. As word spread from one member of staff to another we found the uptake started to improve. We also use subject specialist teachers for example Health and Social Care teachers to demonstrate to their peers how they were using interactive whiteboards in their teaching. That seemed to work quite well.
Comment by Angela Higgins on January 8, 2010 at 11:08
The Interactive whiteboards have been installed deliberately in two classrooms, and in one ICT room. To date, the highest level of usage has been on those in classrooms. Uptak is slow however, possibly due to a need for more time for teachers to practce their skills. Teachers who have used te boards hoever, report greater learner involvement in activities and more energetic participation. We are now planning installation of boards in another centre in Arklow, where the boards will also be installed in classrooms. In the centre in West Wicklow, the classrooms are timetabled for use by all groups, and teachers would be expected to integrte use of the Interative Whitebards durng their timetabed sessions.
Comment by Noel O Hare on December 21, 2009 at 10:19
Are the interactive whiteboard widely available in classrooms or are they just available in specialist ICT rooms? We operate a booking system were staff can book a one hour slot for using these whiteboards. It does mean staff have to be very flexible.
Comment by Angela Higgins on December 15, 2009 at 23:15
I've been running Interactive Whiteboard workshops in Wicklow in centres where we have installed new SMART Boards. It's a pleasure to see teachers' faces break into smiles when the realisation of possibilities dawns on them!

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