Purchasing considerations

Whole school management issues

The following elements for successful integration of interactive whiteboards should be considered so as to ensure successful integration of interactive whiteboard technology into the teaching and learning environment:

  • Conduct a requirements analysis to ensure the most appropriate whiteboard and projector are purchased, and that the whiteboard is located in the best position firstly within the school, and within the classroom
  • Ensure that the interactive whiteboard and projector are appropriately installed, taking into account all health and safety considerations
  • Provide training for all teachers covering basic equipment operation, functionality and care of equipment
  • Follow up functionality training shortly afterwards with pedagogical training to ensure that teachers are fully equipped with knowledge and ideas for how to use the new technology to its full potential