Interactive whiteboards as a teaching tool

Better planning and use of resources

There is now an extensive range of commercial and non-commercial digital resources that teachers can use to enhance teaching and learning. High-quality, curriculum-specific resources are available and the pedagogical quality of the packages available continues to improve. Teachers do not need to spend as much time creating their own resources but they do need to know where to find them, how to adapt them for their own lessons and how to develop their teaching strategies to exploit them.

Digital flipcharts and notebooks that come as part of the whiteboard’s software can be adapted and re-used by teachers according to the needs of the class. These resources can be shared not only with colleagues in the same school but also beyond.

The interactive whiteboard opens up new opportunities for presentation, re-presentation and communication. Information can be presented in exciting and engaging ways, creating more motivating outcomes.