Interactive whiteboards - adopting the technology
 

Familiarisation

At the level of familiarisation, the teacher is first exposed to an interactive whiteboard, for example, at a training session or during a whole-school inservice session. At this stage, the teacher gains an appreciation of what the technology can offer but does not have the opportunity to put this into action in a sustained way. It could be that although the teacher has an interest, they do not necessarily have appropriate access to the technology in their classroom.

It could also be due to the fact that the teacher has received some training on the technical functionality of the board but has yet to understand its potential in terms of interaction and intervention. Teachers in this phase may be using the technology to support simple visual demonstration to the class.