Interactive whiteboards - adopting the technology


Teachers in the next stage, utilisation, start to introduce the technology into the classroom environment with more regular frequency, but are replacing techniques and teaching strategies they would have previously used without the interactive technology.

At this stage the teacher is replacing classroom resources such as an overhead digital projector connected to a computer or flipchart, but using the technology at this stage can still increase the efficiency or effectiveness of teaching and learning. The ability to annotate on screen, the clarity of text, the ability to save changes to work and the ease at which resources can be amended and adapted all contribute to improved learning.

If technical problems occur, however, the teacher readily drops the technology as the value added is not sufficient to sustain interest.