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1 Interactive Whiteboards Cláir Bhána Idirghníomhacha (CBI)

2 © David Kearney, 2007 Setting the Scene  Adoption – Innovation  Inspectorate Report  Shift in Curriculum  Do CBIs in particular work?

3 © David Kearney, 2007 Adapted from content in “SMART Board Gallery …Professional ….Strategy”

4 © David Kearney, 2007 Report of Chief Inspector, December 2004 Under “2.2 SCHOOL INSPECTION AT PRIMARY LEVEL”… The inspectors considered that the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) required further development in almost half the schools. P8 “2.3 SCHOOL INSPECTION AT POST-PRIMARY LEVEL”…. Schools were advised that greater use could be made of ICT in areas such as preparation, classroom implementation, methods and research and that students should be encouraged to use ICT constructively in their study of relevant subjects. P9

5 © David Kearney, 2007 Context – more than just Infrastructure "Evaluations of ICT projects in schools provide strong evidence that only when the organization of work has been changed can the introduction of ICT fully support the learning of children." [ITiS 1997]

6 © David Kearney, 2007 Active Learning Confucius  I hear and I forget  I see and I remember  I do and I understand Aristotle  "For the things we must learn before we learn them we learn by doing them"

7 © David Kearney, 2007 Interactive Whiteboards (CBIs) - General benefits  versatility, with applications for all ages across the curriculum (Smith A 1999)  increases teaching time by allowing teachers to present web-based and other resources more efficiently (Walker 2003)  more opportunities for interaction and discussion in the classroom, especially compared to other ICT (Gerard et al 1999).  increases enjoyment of lessons for both students and teachers through more varied and dynamic use of resources, with associated gains in motivation (Levy 2002). ‘What the research says about interactive whiteboards’, from BECTA: document wtrs_whiteboards.pdf - accessed on February 7 th, 2004

8 © David Kearney, 2007 CBIs - Benefits for teachers  enables teachers to integrate ICT into their lessons while teaching from the front of the class (Smith H 2001)  encourages spontaneity and flexibility, allowing teachers to draw on and annotate a wide range of web-based resources (Kennewell 2001)  enables teachers to save and print what is on the board, including any notes made during the lesson, reducing duplication of effort and facilitating revision (Walker 2002)  allows teachers to share and re-use materials, reducing workloads (Glover & Miller 2001)  widely reported to be easy to use, particularly compared with using a computer in whole-class teaching (Smith H 2001)  inspires teachers to change their pedagogy and use more ICT, encouraging professional development (Smith A 1999).

9 © David Kearney, 2007 CBIs - Benefits for students  increases enjoyment and motivation  greater opportunities for participation and collaboration, developing students’ personal and social skills (Levy 2002)  reduces the need for note-taking through the capacity to save and print what appears on the board  students are able to cope with more complex concepts as a result of clearer, more efficient and more dynamic presentation (Smith H 2001)  different learning styles can be accommodated as teachers can call on a variety of resources to suit particular needs (Bell 2002)  enables students to be more creative in presentations to their classmates, increasing self-confidence (Levy 2002)  students do not have to use a keyboard to engage with the technology, increasing access for younger children and students with disabilities (Goodison 2002).

10 © David Kearney, 2007 CBIs – Factors for effective use  sufficient access to whiteboards so teachers are able to gain confidence and embed their use in their teaching (Levy 2002)  use of whiteboards by students as well as teachers (Kennewell 2001)  provision of training appropriate to the individual needs of teachers (Levy 2002)  investment of time by teachers to become confident users and build up a range of resources to use in their teaching (Glover & Miller 2001)  sharing of ideas and resources among teachers (Levy 2002)  positioning the whiteboards in the classroom to avoid sunlight and obstructions between the projector and the board (Smith H 2001)  a high level of reliability and technical support to minimise problems when they occur (Levy 2002).

11 © David Kearney, 2007 CBI has five constituents… Computer Screen Data Projector Physical Connection Software

12 © David Kearney, 2007 Constituents - review  Computer – Mac or PC – Pentium, memory hard drive space and speed, speakers  Screen – physical size, mobile or mounted, passive or active, touch or solid state, height  DP – resolution, throw, brightness, noise, bulb length, xga  Connection – serial, USB - length, bluetooth  Software – features, version

13 © David Kearney, 2007 Whiteboards – effective use  Presentation  Being used as a Data Projector Screen  Integration  Using the software features (capturing, annotating, hide and reveal etc.)  Participation  Including the students (recording their voice, students develop files etc.)  The Challenge is to “Integrate ICT in the Learning as well as in the Teaching”

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